Sport: Basketball Inducted: 1993 Country: United States Born: 1912 in New York, New York Died: June 11, 1991
A City College
of New York (CCNY) All-America in 1932 and 1933, Moe Spahn
played on five American Basketball League (ABL) championship
teams during the 1930s. He was the ABL's Most Valuable Player
(MVP) in 1937-38 and MVP runner-up the previous two
Spahn captained CCNY in his senior year and led the team to a 32-2 record during
his two All-America seasons. Upon graduation, he became an assistant coach
at his alma mater under Nat Holman as he worked toward his masters degree.
Turning pro in 1934, Spahn played with various teams in the ABL—the Brooklyn
Visitations, the Jersey Reds, the New York Jewels, and the Philadelphia
SPHAs. From 1934 through 1938, Spahn led the ABL in free throws made, and he
was the League's second leading scorer for two seasons, 1936 to 1938.
Basketball icon Nat Holman listed Spahn among his 10 greatest players of all time.