First Player to 1000 Points in a Season ?

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First Player to 1000 Points in a Season ?

Postby Jon Scott » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:34 am

I recently have been able to go back into my LeRoy "Cowboy" Edwards work and noticed that in the 1937-38 season, Edward eclipsed the 1000 point mark.

According to the following article (Oshkosh Northwestern, March 29, 1938), Edwards hit 1006 points on the season in 72 games (both league and non-league) with one more game to go. (I didn't find a point listing for that final game.) This is nearly 14 points per game.

http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfView ... mg=8955293

It got me curious whether any other player had been able to register at least a thousand points in any one season prior to this ?

I'm guessing it's a possibility given that some outfits like the Celtics and Rens etc. played hundreds of games a year. On the other hand, scoring totals were relatively low so it's not a given. Anybody know of any examples ?

Thanks

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Re: First Player to 1000 Points in a Season ?

Postby Jon Scott » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:33 pm

Also, to follow up on this. I did run across an interesting note in the "On the Sidelines" column in the November 11, 1938 Oshkosh Northwestern. It states:

"Bob Hansen, a representative of Look magazine, was in Oshkosh today and will be here for two or three days to take pictures of the All Stars in action to show their various plays and to give readers of the magazine a pictorial story of how "Lefty" Edwards made 1,019 points in one season. The pictures should form exceptionally good advertising for Oshkosh, placing the name of this city before people throughout the country."


This at least gives me the final season tally, but in addition it's something to look for. I would love to find a copy of this magazine article (both for the photos and what they may have to say about the 1000 point mark), unfortunately I did some additional searches and couldn't find any other mention of it (in particular a publication date for the particular issue of the magazine).

It's hard enough to find a particular magazine issue on ebay etc. if you know the date you're looking for, almost impossible without one. Nevertheless, if anyone has any suggestions or happens to run across this in the future, please let me know. I assume the issue would have been published in late 1938 (ie after November 17, 1938) to early 1939.

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Re: First Player to 1000 Points in a Season ?

Postby lapisnotes » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:19 pm

Hi folks,
I admire very much Leroy Edwards and all of his records, really sad for Cowboy being excluded from Springfield Pantheon, but not that one. The first to surpass 1000P in season was Bill Kummer from Connellsville in CBL 1912 with a record of 1404P.
In 1947 Jumpin' Joe Fulks needed one season 1389P and the first playoff 17P against SLB in BAA 1947 to mark the new mark at 1406P. Really only in season was George Mikan in BAA 1949 with 1689P.
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Re: First Player to 1000 Points in a Season ?

Postby lapisnotes » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:10 pm

lapisnotes wrote:Hi folks,
I admire very much Leroy Edwards and all of his records, really sad for Cowboy being excluded from Springfield Pantheon, but not that one. The first to surpass 1000P in season was Bill Kummer from Connellsville in CBL 1912 with a record of 1404P.
In 1947 Jumpin' Joe Fulks needed one season 1389P and the first playoff 17P against SLB in BAA 1947 to mark the new mark at 1406P. Really only in season was George Mikan in BAA 1949 with 1689P.

Really the first player to surpass 1000P in one season with 1245 Points, known to me, was Andy Sears, the fabolous free-thrower, 2 years in advance than Kummer, same CBL Central Basketball League:
1910 4th Season CBL
Champs McKeesport Tubers
MVP Charley O’Donnell McKeesport
Andy Sears 18p 1245P McKeesport
The main foul points came probably from the cut and drive made by Charley O'Donnell, one of the finest cager of those days, very able to collect fouls. In the CBL was possible to choose one shooter specialist.
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