Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Saturday September 23rd 2017

‘St. Louis Hawks Extras’ Archives

ATLANTA’S (??) Ritchie Guerin!

ATLANTA’S (??) Ritchie Guerin!

Sad, sad, sad....ATLANTA'S (??) Ritchie Guerin?? 'Fraid so, as the Hawks move from St. Louis to Peachtree Street in May of 1968 marked the end of an era for pro basketball in the Gateway City...this photo appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated during the 1969 NBA playoffs...

Jim Krebs

Jim Krebs

Earlier, I mentioned I had only one photo of the late Jim Krebs, a Webster Groves High product who had a fine career with the Lakers...as luck would have it...I came across another...it never made the wall at home, but was in the archives...big number 32, whom many St. Louisians still remember, ready to hook or pass against Russell and the Celtics [...]

Lennie Wilkens

Lennie Wilkens

One of the very few who can claim Hall of Fame status as both a player and coach, the Hawk's Lennie Wilkens drives on the Warriors Guy Rodgers in this March 1966 action at Kiel...

Bill Bridges

Bill Bridges

A great shot of the Kiel background as Bill Bridges snares one in a game against the San Francisco Warriors...number 44 is Fred Hetzel...  

Ritchie Guerin

Ritchie Guerin

Ritchie Guerin goes high for a rebound over the Royal's Oscar Robertson in this January 1966 action at Kiel Auditorium.....

A little fuzzy…

A little fuzzy…

Even when this photo appeared in the Post-Dispatch in October of 1965 all the players looked like they had two sets of eyebrows and double smiles...pretty poor quality, but after wearing red on the road for nine years, the team was proud of the new blue colored road uniforms that debuted that season...at least that part of the pic looked good!!

Paul Silas

Paul Silas

The Knicks Cazzie Russell brings it upcourt at Kiel, guarded by the Hawk's Paul Silas....

Scenes from Game 6

Scenes from Game 6

Here are some pictures from that game in 1963........

Game 6 1963 NBA Title

Game 6 1963 NBA Title

 Wiley and Russell...opening tip of game 6 of the 1963 NBA finals at the Sports Arena...Bob Cousey's last game and another title for the Celtics.....

Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics

From 1957 to 1969 the Boston Celtics celebrated a title at the end of the year an amazing 11 times in 13 years! Red Auerbach lights up his famous victory cigar one last time after coaching Boston to it's 8th straight title, and Red's last as a coach, in 1966.....

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