Most Personal Fouls in a Game

Most Personal Fouls in a Game

Postby John Grasso » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:01 pm

I recently found another player with 8 personals in a game - Bob Davies of the Rochester Royals on Dec. 4, 1951.
In this game the Royals Joe McNamee was ejected in the first half by referee Ed Boyle for using abusive language.
Later Ray Ragelis injured his ankle. Then Odie Spears, Arnie Johnson and Sam Ranzino fouled out bringing the Royals down to only 5 available players. When Bob Davies committed his 6th foul he was allowed to remain in the game. He subsequently picked up two more fouls.

Davies is the only one to commit 8 fouls in a non-overtime game.

So the record book (if there is any) should now read:

8 - Don Otten, Tri-Cities at Sheboygan, Nov. 24, 1949 (OT)
8 - Bob Davies, Rochester at Philadelphia, Dec. 4, 1951
8 - Lew Hitch, Minneapolis at Syracuse, Jan. 17, 1952 (3OT)
7 - John Hargis, Anderson at Syracuse, Nov. 24, 1949 (5OT)
7 - Rollie Seltz, Anderson at Syracuse, Nov. 24, 1949 (5OT)
7 - Alex Hannum, Syracuse at Boston, Dec. 26, 1950
7 - George Mikan, Minneapolis at Syracuse, Jan. 17, 1952 (3OT)
7 - Cal Bowdler, Atlanta at Portland, Nov. 13, 1999 (referees' error)

By the way, the Tri-Cities-Sheboygan game and Anderson-Syracuse game
were, in fact, both held on the same day!
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Re: Most Personal Fouls in a Game

Postby gorba77 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:08 pm

I've found two more:
Mal McMullan, Indianapolis vs. Waterloo, Dec. 25,1949 - 7 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/194912250WAT.html

Slater Martin, Minneapolis vs. Rochester, Feb. 14, 1956 - 8 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/195602140MNL.html
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Re: Most Personal Fouls in a Game

Postby gorba77 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:16 pm

and 2 more:
Wally Osterkorn, Syracuse vs. Indianapolis, Mar 7, 1952 - 7 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/195203070INO.html

Bob Lavoy, Indianapolis vs. Syracuse, Nov. 11, 1951 - 7 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/195111110SYR.html
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Re: Most Personal Fouls in a Game

Postby John Grasso » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:28 am

gorba77 wrote:I've found two more:
Mal McMullan, Indianapolis vs. Waterloo, Dec. 25,1949 - 7 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/194912250WAT.html

Slater Martin, Minneapolis vs. Rochester, Feb. 14, 1956 - 8 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/195602140MNL.html


Slater Martin's 8 fouls has to be a typo since the only way a player can get more than
6 fouls in a game is when there are only five available players and the fifth commits his
sixth personal. He then is allowed to remain in the game and each additional personal
he commits is also assessed a technical foul.
In Martin's game there are no other players listed who fouled out so unless there
were some really unusual circumstances such as injury or ejections reducing the
Lakers to just five players it most likely is a typo.
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Re: Most Personal Fouls in a Game

Postby gorba77 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:24 am

Wally Osterkorn, Syracuse vs. Baltimore, Nov 15, 1952 - 7 fouls
http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/195211150BLB.html
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