American Basketball League Rosters


Cleveland Sweeny Pipers 1958-59 (AAU)
Coach:
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
  John Barnhill Tennessee State G 6' 0"              
  Jon Cincebox Syracuse F 6' 7"              
  Ralph Crosthwaite Western Kentucky C 6' 9"              
  Hal Estis North Carolina State                  
  Corny Freeman Xavier F 6' 6"              
  Johnny Green (NBA) Michigan State                  
  Don Hennon Pittsburgh G 5' 9"              
  Hall                    
  Hollis                    
  Kinney                    
  Lawless                    
  Lou Pucillo North Carolina State G 5' 9"              
  John Richter North Carolina                  
  Paul Schlimm                    
  Tobin                    
Cleveland Sweeny Pipers 1959-60 (NIBL)
Coach: Stan Stutz
The Pipers had different numbers for home and away.
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
10,11,12 Jim McCoy Marquette G 6' 1"              
13 Delton Heard Tennessee State F 6' 4"              
14,15 Corny Freeman Xavier F 6' 6"              
20,21 Gene Tormohlen Tennessee C 6' 8"   360         12.1
23 Dick Berghoff Miami (FL) C 7' 0"              
24,25 John Cox Kentucky F 6' 4"              
30,31 Ralph Crosthwaite Western Kentucky C 6' 9"              
32,33 Ron Hamilton Tennessee State G 6' 0"             12.5
34,35 John Barnhill Tennessee State G 6' 0"              
41 Chuck Curtis Pacific Lutheran F 6' 7"              
43 Tony Windis Wyoming G 6' 1"              
44 Bill McDonald                    
44,45 Doyle Emiston Hardin-Simmons C 6' 7"              
51 Charley Grote Georgetown G/F 6' 2"              
53 Cliff Hafer North Carolina State F 6' 4"              
55 Joe Wise Lincoln (MO) G 6' 5"              
  Harold Allen Baldwin Wallace G 6' 0"              
  Dick Barnett Tennessee A&I G 6' 4"              
  Tony Cadle Quincy   6' 9"              
  Dave Gunther Iowa F 6' 8"              
  Don Hennon Pittsburgh G 5' 9"              
  Gus Johnson Central High (Akron) F 6' 6"              
  Frank Wade Bowling Green G 6' 1"              
  Willie Merriweather Purdue F 6' 5"              
Cleveland Pipers 1960-61 (NIBL)
Coach: John McClendon
Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
10,11,12 Jim McCoy Marquette G 6' 1"
12,13 Roger Taylor Illinois G 6' 0"              
14,15 Grady McCollum Western Illinois F 6' 4"              
20,21 Gene Tormohlen Tennessee C 6' 8"              
24,25 Sam Stith St. Bonaventure G 6' 1"              
30,31 Lloyd Sharrar West Virginia C 6' 9"              
32,33 Ron Hamilton Tennessee State G 6' 0"              
34,35 John Barnhill Tennessee State G 6' 0"              
40,41 Jack Adams Eastern Kentucky F 6' 4"              
42,43,53 Dan Swartz Morehead State F 6' 4"              
44,45,
22,23
Ben Warley Tennessee State F/G 6' 5"              
50,51 Bob Whaley Akron G 5' 11"              
52,53 Willie Akers West Virginia F 6' 5"              
54,55 Jack Allain Idaho State C 6' 9"              
                       
Cleveland Pipers 1961-62 (ABL)
Coach: John McClendon (26-25), Bill Sharman (19-11)

Thanks Keith Olbermann
Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
3,30 Archie Dees Indiana F 6' 8" 34 175 34 318 5.1 1.0 9.3
7,20,41 Connie Dierking Cincinnati C 6' 9" 69 515 94 821 7.5 1.4 11.9
8 Lowery Kirk Memphis State F 6' 6" 53 128 39 279 2.4 0.7 5.3
11,50 Larry Siegfried Ohio State G 6' 3" 71 158 148 639 2.2 2.1 9.0
12,13 Jimmy Darrow Bowling Green G 5' 10" 55 66 114 482 1.2 2.1 8.7
14,15 Dick Barnett Tennessee A&I G 6' 4" 50 352 147 1314 7.0 2.9 26.2
14 Grady McCollum Western Illinois F 6' 4" 24 108 30 271 4.7 1.0 9.8
15,50 Bevo Francis Rio Grande F  6' 9" 2 6 0 4 3.0 0.0 2.0
23,32 Ben Warley Tennessee State F/G 6' 5" 72 717 84 902 10.0 1.2 12.5
24,25 John Cox Kentucky F 6' 4" 80 685 122 1482 8.6 1.5 18.5
30,31 Dick Brott Denver C 6' 8"              
34,35 John Barnhill Tennessee State G 6' 0" 75 229 153 852 3.1 2.0 11.3
40,55 Bob Keller North Carolina A&T F 6' 6" 54 361 35 446 6.7 0.6 8.3
40,41 Jack Adams Eastern Kentucky F 6' 4"              
42,43 Gus Guydon Drake G 6' 1" 8 2 5 10 0.3 0.6 1.2
21,44,55 Nick Romanoff Pacific C 6' 8" 70 240 44 213 3.4 0.6 3.0
44,45,51 Roger Taylor Illinois G 6' 0"              
52,53 Rossie Johnson Tennessee State F 6' 4" 27 77 10 174 2.9 0.4 6.4
  Chuck Curtis Pacific Lutheran F 6' 7"              
  Max Jameson Kentucky State F 6' 4" 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Hal Lear Temple G 6' 0"              
Pre-Season
  Willie Akers West Virginia F 6' 5" - - - - - - -
  Bill Spivey Kentucky C 7' 0" - - - - - - -
  Hank Whitney Iowa State F/C 6' 7" - - - - - - -