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Sunday September 24th 2017

‘St. Louis Hawks Extras’ Archives

Who da best???

Who da best???

Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain went head to head 142 times during their 10 year rivalry...and while Wilt usually won the points and rebound totals, Big Bill came out ahead in games 85 to 57...Wilt, however, tasted victory in this contest played in December of 1960 at the Philadelphia Convention Hall........116-101.

Big Blue…Number 9…Hawk icon!

Big Blue…Number 9…Hawk icon!

Like the quote from 'The Natural'...."There goes the best that ever was"

Here’s proof!

Here’s proof!

The Garden was host to the N-I-T Tournament, which habitually saw the St. Louis University Billikens in first, second and sometimes even Finals action...like in 1961. The Bills that post-season got by Miami, Colorado State and Dayton, but fell short in the N-I-T Championship game against Providence. Here Friar's guard Vinnie Ernst, all 5' 8" of [...]

Da Gaww-Duunn or (The Garden)

Da Gaww-Duunn or (The Garden)

The most fabled arena palace in basketball history...and it's heyday was the 40's...50's...and 60's....The Knicks and Hawks fought many a battle at 8th Avenue and 49th Street in  lower Manhattan.  When Sinatra sang in 'New York, New York'..."If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere"....he must have had The Garden in mind!! Here's an [...]

Harry the Horse is hoarse…

Harry the Horse is hoarse…

His nickname was 'The Horse' for his work under the boards as a former player with the New York Knicks, but as the Hawk's coach from 1962 to 1965 Harry Gallatin was usually hoarse from yelling at officials from the bench. Gallatin was a sort of 'local boy makes good' with Ben Kerner's team. A Roxana, Illinois native, he was hired away from [...]

More Madison Square Garden

More Madison Square Garden

More action at Madison Square Garden as Johnny 'Red' Kerr drops it off to Hal Greer, who drives across the lane for two points in this 1962 game against the New York Knicks...

Lennie Wilkens

Lennie Wilkens

Lennie Wilkins checks Bob Pettit heading into the key with John Barnhill rounding the bend in this action at Madison Square Garden in December of 1962...

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

The Garden in New York states this action shot of Bob Cousy passing to Tommy Heinsohn...January 1963...

Bill Bridges

Bill Bridges

Bill Bridges for two points at Cobo Hall in this action from 1967...

15th annual NBA All-Star-St. Louis Arena

15th annual NBA All-Star-St. Louis Arena

January 13, 1965...the 15th annual NBA All-Star game at the St. Louis Arena...Bob Pettit's last (he had 13 points)...here Wilt Chamberlain scores two of his 20 that night as Bill Russell of the East team looks on...Bob's trailing for the West right behind...final score was East 124..West 123....(love how that add for tires bled through the photo [...]

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