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

‘Visitors to Kiel’ Archives

Don Ohl

Don Ohl

The man from Edwardsville...one of about eight local players that made a name for himself in the NBA in the 1960's....That's him there, number 10 of the Baltimore Bullets, with whom he played in the mid 60's after getting his start in 1960 with the Detroit Pistons...the hot shooting Ohl gave the Hawks fits until 1968, when in the Hawks last year [...]

Hal Greer

Hal Greer

Tall...thin as a rail...and an endless bundle of engery and often misery for Hawk guards...usually teamed up against Lennie Wilkens ...and some historic battles ensued. Remember how Greer would just POUND that ball into the court when he dribbled? Seemed almost like he was mad at it..and he usually didn't leave Hawks fans very happy either. Also [...]

Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Eleven titles in thirteen years of NBA play....that pretty well says it all about number six of the Boston Celtics...Russell himself said the only stat he cared about was the final score...did his team win?? If they did, points, rebounds, minutes...well, let someone else be concerned with those things. But make no mistake, Bill got more than his [...]

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson

The Big O....Eleven years with the Cincinnati  Royals...three with the Milwaukee Bucks...deservedly got his only NBA title ring as a member of the Bucks in 1971....called by many...actually most...the greatest all around guard in the history of the game....AVERAGED a triple double in 1962...let's see somebody do that today!! Like fans at Busch [...]

Rick Barry

Rick Barry

Things were never dull when Barry made an appearance downtown....known for his short fuse temper as well as his ballhandling and prolific scoring, Rick could ignite the Kiel crowd and more often than not have fans throwing things on the floor and booing loudly. Didn't seem to bother him, tho....his three years against the Hawks saw him hone in [...]

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