Chicago Majors Article

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The logo for the Chicago Majors

The Chicago Majors was a basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois, that was a member of the American Basketball League from 1961 to 1963. They played in the old Chicago Stadium. The team was owned by Abe Saperstein, who was the original owner and coach of the Savoy Big Five, later known as the Harlem Globetrotters. [1] Former Globetrotter Ermer Robinson was the team's business manager for their two seasons. [2] Chicago native Ron Sobieszczyk came out of retirement to play for the Majors. [2] In 1961 Chicago was coached by Andy Phillip. [2]

1962 ABL draft selections

Territorial selections
First round
Additional selections


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
1961/62 ABL 3rd, Eastern Quarterfinals
1962/63 ABL 6th No playoff


  1. ^ Grasso, John (2011). Historical dictionary of basketball. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 89. ISBN  0810875063. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. 2003. ISBN  1461726530.