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Frank Morgenweck

Enshrined 1962
Egg Harbor, NJ
July 15, 1875 - December 8, 1941

Biography

An astute business leader and visionary, "Pop" Morgenweck was the paramount promoter of professional basketball on the East Coast during the games first four decades. Throughout his 37-year involvement with professional basketball, Morgenweck was an influential personality among players, coaches, and owners. Pop helped promote professional basketball during its infancy, operating teams in ten different leagues and in more than eighteen Eastern and Western cities. Morganweck began as a player-coach in the National League in 1901, and won that league's championship in 1904 with the Camden Electrics. After the 1915-16 season, Morganweck retired from playing to concentrate on coaching and promoting his teams. He guided the Patterson Legionnaires to the Metropolitan League championship and the Kingston Colonials to the New York State title, both in 1923. His Kingston team won the Metropolitan League title in 1928. Morganweck retired as a coach in 1938 with over 500 career victories.

Career Highlights

National League championship with Camden, 1904
Metropolitan League championships with Patterson, 1923 and Kingston, 1928
Operated and coached professional teams in fourteen cities from 1901 to 1932 in the National, New England, Western Massachusetts, Hudson River, Central, New York State, Inter-State, Metropolitan, Eastern States, and American leagues