Tuesday, May 22, 2007

WHY JAY WHITNEY GAVE UP NOTRE DAME BASKETBALL





















The "C" Basketball Team of Notre Dame High School 1954 -1955

"The ... attachment illustrates why I gave up basketball. I was never
able to exploit my height advantage." Jay Whitney 2007

Ok guys, let's get this NBA-would-be team identified. Jer

Coach ...... Wall Cook (via Dan Baedeker)
3 ......... Jay Whitney
33........ Roger Brennan (via Dan Baedeker)
35 ....... Joe Drier (via Dan Baedeker)
27 ...... Ernie Pursley (via John Heaphy)
1 ...... Hugh Johnson (via John Heaphy)
Manager: John Heaphy
23....... Charles Hill (via Dan Baedeker)
24 ..... Vito Liso (via John Heaphy)
7 ....... Joe Flanagan (via John Heaphy)
2 ....... Jim Conway
20 ..... Franck Siciliani (via John Heaphy)
11 ,,,,, ??? Rudy Vellich (via John Heaphy) Marty Vusich (via Dan Baedeker)

6 comments:

John Heaphy said...

20 Frank Siciliani
7 Joe Flanagan
24 Vito Liso
27 Ernie Pursley
1 Hugh Johnson
11 Rudy Vellich (?)
The only coach I remember was Brother Bernard

Museum of San Fernando Valley said...

John Heaphy

What year do you think this was John?
My guess, it was about 1855

Jerry Fecht

matteo said...

Manager Wally Cook
#33 Roger Brennan
#35 Joe Drier
#23 Charles Hill
#11 Marty Vusich

This was the "C" Team of 1954-55.

And this is what I get for never throwing anything away.
- Dan Baedeker

John Heaphy said...

1855????? What were you drinking in NY?

Museum of San Fernando Valley said...

Sorry about my miscalculation. I just figured that, considering how you looked John the last time I saw you, it must have been 1855.
I stand corrected. 1955 is likely the date.
Jerry Fecht

Museum of San Fernando Valley said...

Sorry about my miscalculation. I just figured that, considering how you looked John the last time I saw you, it must have been 1855.
I stand corrected. 1955 is likely the date.
Jerry Fecht