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During his Army service, Connors moonlighted as a professional basketball player, joining the Rochester Royals and helping to lead them to the 1946 National Basketball League championship.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Connors#cite_note-Sacramento_Kings_History-5][5][/url] Following his military discharge in 1946, he joined the newly formed Boston Celtics of the Basketball Association of America.

Connors left the team for spring training with Major League Baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers. He played for numerous minor league teams before joining the Dodgers in 1949, for whom he played in only one game. He joined the Chicago Cubs in 1951, playing in 66 games as a first baseman and occasional pinch hitter.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Connors#cite_note-6][6][/url] In 1952, he was sent to the minor leagues again to play for the Cubs' top farm team, the Los Angeles Angels.

He was drafted by the NFL's Chicago Bears, but never suited up for the team. He is also credited as the first professional basketball player to break a backboard. During warmups in the first-ever Boston Celtics game on November 5, 1946 at Boston Arena, Connors took a shot that caught the front of the rim and shattered an improperly installed glass backboard.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Connors#cite_note-ESPN-7][7][/url]

In 1966, Connors played an off-field role by helping to end the celebrated holdout by Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax when he acted as an intermediary during negotiations between the team and the players. Connors can be seen in the Associated Press photo with Drysdale, Koufax and Dodgers general manager Buzzie Bavasi announcing the pitchers' new contracts.[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Connors#cite_note-9][9][/url]


































Link Posted: 10/30/2015 9:18:46 PM EST
Also an alcoholic and jerk, wasn't he?

Link Posted: 10/30/2015 9:25:05 PM EST
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Not to mention a part In a vintage porn loop.
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Link Posted: 10/30/2015 9:27:17 PM EST
Reruns of the rifleman was one of my favorite shows growing up.
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Probably describes more than half the pro athletes of that era.

TC
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Reruns of the rifleman was one of my favorite shows growing up.
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2015 9:40:12 PM EST by junkdog]
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Originally Posted By MoonDancer:
Not to mention a part In a vintage porn loop.
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Originally Posted By MoonDancer:
Originally Posted By SCW:
Also an alcoholic and jerk, wasn't he?

Not to mention a part In a vintage porn loop.


I think you might be thinking of Johnny Crawford (Mark McCain ) he did some porn




Link Posted: 11/2/2015 10:02:37 AM EST
article on the lever guns
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