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This team used the "set shot"

It's the Bluffton College Beavers of 1947-48

Introducing the Bluffton College men’s basketball team of 76 seasons ago. This team played games in the college “Barn,” as Founders Hall was not yet constructed.

 

Several familiar players were on this team of 1947-48.


Front from left, Rich Gratz, Dale Dickey, Harold Schertz, Fred Leichty and Roger Howe.

 

Second row from left, Coach Zimmerman, Carrol Berkey, Dave Smucker, Alan Yoder, Harold Hartman, Roger Berky, Don Gingrich, manager, and Bill Leeson.

 

This team played games in the college “Barn,” as Founders Hall was not yet constructed.


Rich Gratz and Roger Howe were Bluffton High School graduates. Gratz is the father of Kevin Gratz of Bluffton.



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