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NATIONAL BASKET BALL LEAGUE [1898-99 TO 1903-04]
Contributed by John Grasso and Robert Bradley
Bristol Pile Drivers                   1899-00 to 1902-03
Burlington                             1900-01, 1902-03
Burlington Shoe Pegs                   1902-03
Camden                                 1901-02
Camden Electrics                       1898-99 to 1899-00, 1902-03 to 1903-04
Camden Skeeters                        1900-01
Chester                                1899-00
Clover Wheelmen [Bikers]               1898-99
Conshohocken                           1902-03
Conshohocken Conshos                   1903-04
Germantown Nationals                   1898-99 to 1903-04
Hancock Athletic Association           1898-99
Millville Glass Blowers                1899-00 to 1901-02, 1903-04
New York Wanderers                     1899-00 to 1902-03
Pennsylvania Bicycle Club              1900-01
Philadelphia Clover Wheelmen [Bikers]  1898-99
Philadelphia Phillies                  1901-02 to 1902-03
St. Bridgets Biddies                   1903-04
Trenton Nationals                      1898-99, 1901-02
Trenton Potters                        1902-03 to 1903-04
Trenton Trentons                       1899-00 to 1900-01
Wilmington                             1902-03
Wilmington Peaches                     1902-03
1898-99 NBL                                       W   L  T
Trenton Nationals                                18   2  1
Millville Glassblowers                           14   6  2
Camden Electrics                                  7  13  1
Clover Wheelman/Philadelphia Clover Wheelmen***   5  14  1
Germantown Nationals*                             1   4  0
Hancock Athletic Association**                    0   6  1

*Germantown played their last game on 29Dec98 and dropped out of the league
shortly afterwards.
**Hancock failed to show for a game in Camden on 31Dec98. Shortly afterwards
a letter dated 28Dec98 was received by the League from Hancock who withdrew
from the league.  On 07Jan99 a league meeting was held in which the Hancock
franchise was officially annulled.
***Since the loss of the Hancock franchise left the city of Philadelphia with
just one team, the "Big Five of the Clover Wheelmen" were ordered to rename their
team "the Big Five of Philadelphia" for the balance of the season.

1899-00 NBL
FIRST HALF                   W  L  T   SECOND HALF                   W   L  T
Trenton Nationals            8  0  0   Trenton Nationals            14   4  1
New York Wanderers           3  2  0   Millville Glassblowers**     14   4  1
Camden Electrics             4  4  0   New York Wanderers           13   7  1
Pennsylvania Bicycle Club    4  4  0   Camden Electrics             11   9  0
Bristol Pile Drivers         3  6  0   Bristol Pile Drivers          6  14  1
Chester*                     0  6  0   Pennsylvania Bicycle Club     0  20  0

*Chester dropped out during the first half
**Millville joined the league on 3Jan00

NBL PLAYOFF - 2nd half
28Apr00 at Bristol - Millville 18, Trenton 13
(game protested by Trenton since Millville used Hilly Wallace who was ineligible
to play for them - League President Fogel ruled that game was to be replayed)
05May00 at Camden - Trenton 4, Millville 0 forfeit
(Millville refused to play game since they wanted to use Wallace)
08May00 at Camden - Trenton 22, Millville 19

NBL CHAMPIONSHIP
Trenton wins 2nd half playoff and thus wins both season halves making championship
series unnecessary

1900-01 NBL                   W   L   PCT.
New York Wanderers           23   9   .719
Trenton Nationals            20  12   .625
Millville Glassblowers       18  14    563
Bristol Pile Drivers         17  15   .531
Camden Skeeters              16  16   .500
Pennsylvania Bicycle Club     8  24   .250
Burlington*                   0  12   .000

*Burlington dropped out during the season

1901-02 NBL                   W   L  PCT.
Bristol Pile Drivers         28  12  .700
Camden                       25  15  .625
Trenton Nationals            23  17  .575
Millville Glassblowers       21  19  .525
New York Wanderers           18  21  .461
Philadelphia Phillies         4  35  .103

1902-03 NBL
FIRST HALF                    W   L  PCT.   SECOND HALF              W   L  PCT.
Camden Electrics             15   2  .882   Camden Electrics        21   7  .750
New York Wanderers           11   2  .846   Burlington Shoe Pegs    16  11  .593
Bristol Pile Drivers**       12   5  .706   Wilmington Peaches      14  12  .538
Philadelphia Phillies*       10   7  .588   Trenton Potters         14  15  .483
Trenton Potters               6   9  .400   New York Wanderers      11  14  .440
Conshohocken                  4  11  .267   Conshohocken             4  21  .160
Burlington Shoe Pegs**        2  12  .143
Wilmington*                   2  14  .125

*21Dec02 Philadelphia resigns from league Phillies Manager Frank Morgenweck
purchases the Wilmington franchise from Charles Kraus.

**30Dec02 Burlington resigns from league.  Burlington Manager Reber purchase the
Bristol franchise and has the former Bristol team represent Burlington.

NBL CHAMPIONSHIP
As Camden won both halves of the season they were awarded the NBL pennant and cup
without the necessity of any playoff games.

1903-04 NBL                   W   L  PCT.
Camden Electrics**           10   4  .714
Conshohocken Conshos          8   4  .667
Trenton Potters*              8   5  .615
Millville Glass Blowers       6   9  .400
St. Bridget's Biddies         2  12  .143

*Trenton resigned from league on 26Dec03
**Camden resigned from league on 31Dec03
League disbanded Jan04