St. Louis Bombers Team FormationCoached by Ken Loeffler the St. Louis Bombers faced the Pittsburgh Ironmen on November 2nd in their first game at the St. Louis Arena on November 2nd, winning 56-51. The Bombers were able to get off to a fast start winning 11 of their first 14 games. Leading the way for the Bombers one of 11 charter teams in the ...
History of the Bombers
The St. Louis Bombers were a professional basketball team based in St. Louis, Missouri, that played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1948 to 1950. The franchise was founded by businessman and former NBA referee Harry Hannin, who purchased the rights to an expansion team for 25,000 dollars from the league's owners at its inception in 1948. The original roster included players like Bob Davies and John Logan, who became all-stars with other teams after their time with the Bombers ended prematurely due to financial issues within two years of existence.
During their brief stint as members of NBA they managed some success despite having limited resources available compared to other franchises at that time; they even made it into playoffs during 1949/50 season but lost against Minneapolis Lakers 4–2 games series which eventually became known as first ever championship title won by Lakers’ George Mikan led squad before moving onto Western Conference divisional finals where again fell short 3–2 games series against Rochester Royals; this marked end of Bomber’s story as franchise disbanded shortly afterward due lack funds needed for further operations or relocation elsewhere when attendance dropped significantly towards end season too low levels which would not sustain business model anymore making it impossible continue playing under current conditions any longer without additional investments being injected into club itself first before anything else could happen again properly later date if situation changed drastically enough benefit them once more future point down line somewhere along way afterwards perhaps someday soon thereafter maybe…
Overall experience gained while part league helped shape what today is a proud symbol of the sport locally, nationally, and worldwide. Since then, many generations have come and gone. Yet, the legacy remains the same still, just like always, and has never been forgotten no matter how many times changes around here, passing through different eras and ages over the course long history going back far beyond the beginnings of the late 1940s when everything began taking form to begin journey becoming something bigger better than anyone expected possible those days now recently celebrating 70th-anniversary milestone achieved only few can say accomplished a such feat so congratulations everyone involved helping make dream reality!
1949 - 1950 / National Basketball Association
1946 - 1949 / Basketball Association of America
1946 - 1950 / St. Louis Bombers
Bombers - The St. Louis Bombers are an iconic nickname in the world of sports, and basketball fans everywhere recognize it as representing the city of St. Louis. But where did this name come from? The story's origins date back to the 1940s when professional basketball first came to St. Louis with the Bombers!
In 1946, Abe Saperstein founded a new professional basketball team in Chicago called The Harlem Globetrotters and decided to expand his empire by creating another team for neighboring Missouri - thus, The St. Louis Bombers were born! He chose this unique moniker because he wanted something vital but also lighthearted enough that people would remember it easily - hence why he chose "Bomber" instead of something more serious like "Eagles" or "Hawks."
Saperstein's original vision was for both teams (the Globetrotters and Bombers) to travel around playing exhibition games against each other while entertaining audiences along their journey; however, due to financial difficulties within two years after their formation, they had disbanded without ever competing against one another in an official game setting! Despite not having any actual on-court success during its brief existence, though, many still consider them part of NBA history, thanks mainly due to how popularized they became through media coverage at the time, which helped spread awareness about pro basketball outside just Chicago/StLouis area alone too!
Today there may be no physical evidence left behind from those early days. However, if you look closely enough, you can still find hints here & there throughout our culture today – whether it’s references made by announcers during broadcasts or even merchandise sporting their old logo, which serves as a reminder all these decades later about what once existed before us: A forgotten piece American sports history known simply as “The Saint Louis BOMBERS.”
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1946 - 1950 / St. Louis Arena
1946 – 1950 / Unknown
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