Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Sunday April 23rd 2017

‘Visitors to Kiel’ Archives

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor

The Lakers Elgin Baylor not only got his share of points, he could rebound as well...the Piston's Bailey Howell is blocked out by Tom Hawkins as Elgin pulls one down...Baylor's dad says he got the name for his son by looking at his watch the moment he was born and naming him after his timepiece...good thing is wasn't a Timex!!

Los Angeles Sports Arena

Los Angeles Sports Arena

, Loved this court, too...the Los Angeles Sports Arena...how about that clock? I don't know exactly why I got such a charge out of that as a young player, but I did...just looked cool, I guess. It's Lew Alcindor (Jabbar, later, of course) hooking for two in the 1968 NCAA semi-finals aganist Houston..payback for the Bruins for the earlier loss in [...]

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Sometimes I'd post a picture on my wall at home simply because I liked the court on which it was taken...that was the reason this one stayed up for a while...it's the old Madison Square Garden in New York, back then the most revered hardball palace in the USA.....

Elgin Baylor / Wilt Chamberlain

Elgin Baylor / Wilt Chamberlain

Two of the NBA's greats....feared, but welcomed visitors to Kiel Auditorium anytime!!

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor

NBA history....November 1960...Elgin Baylor of the Lakers lays in two of a record 71 points in a game against the New York Knicks at the Garden. With rookie Wilt Chamberlain coming on, the record wouldn't last long, but Elgin was the first to go over 70 in an NBA contest....two years later he fired in 61 in a playoff game against the [...]

Bill Bradley Princeton

Bill Bradley Princeton

After Crystal City High School and before the NBA, Bradley wowed 'em at Princeton...if freshmen had been allowed to play varsity ball back then, his scoring records would have been jacked up even more..one of the truly great players in NCAA history.......

Jerry West / Bill Russell

Jerry West / Bill Russell

Jerry West drives past Boston's Bill Russell for two points in the fourth game of the 1966 NBA finals...

Teams

Teams

The Philadelphia 76'ers in 1967 finally dethroned the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals and went on to defeat the San Francisco Warriors in six games to win the coveted NBA title! The 1967 New York Knicks were still a few years and a few players away from becoming a factor, although some pretty tough looking hombres in this team [...]

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Rebounding, scoring, Wilt could do it all but shoot the free throw...and his presence at Kiel was always met with excitement year after year, especially in the early and mid 1960's before his trade to the Lakers...what would he be good for tonight...50 points...60?? He once poured in 67 in a game at 14th and Market!! Hey, whatever...as long as the [...]

Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley

Crystal City's Bill Bradley in his NBA debut at Madison Square Garden....December 1967......

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