Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globe Trotters

Savoy Big Five- 1927

South Side's American Legion Giles Post (#87)- 1928

Years Wins - Losses Pct.
1927-1930 460 - 44 .913
1931-1940 1,482 - 112 .917
1941-1950 1,548 - 109 .934
1951-1960 3,300 - 58 .983
1961-1970 5,051 - 7 .998
1971-1980 4,426 - 1 .999
1981-1990 3,113 - 0 1.000
1991-2000 1,203 - 2 .998
2000-11/11/03 644 - 9 .986

Post-Season (& other games of note)

1935
Game vs. Original Celtics
  _/__ Harlem Globetrotters 32-32 Original Celtics [Celtics walk off court with 2 minutes to go, not wanting to risk losing]


1936
Game vs. University of British Columbia
  2/14 Harlem Globe Trotters 39-23 UBC Thunderbirds


1937
Game vs. University of British Columbia
  _/__ Harlem Globe Trotters 46-43 UBC Thunderbirds


1938
Game vs. Original Celtics, at White City Arena, Chicago
  3/25 Harlem Globe Trotters 36-36 Original Celtics [No O.T.][Celtics had to catch a train]


1939
Game vs. University of British Columbia
  1/__ Harlem Globe Trotters 60-34 UBC Thunderbirds

Game vs. Original Celtics, at White City Arena, Chicago
  3/12 Harlem Globetrotters 37-24 Original Celtics

$10,000 World Professional Basketball Tournament (World Series of Basketball), at Chicago
 1st Round, at 132nd Infantry (Madison Street) Armory:
  3/26Harlem Globetrotters 41-33 Fort Wayne Harvesters (aft.) 8,000
 Quarter-Final, at Madison Street Armory:
  3/26 Harlem Globetrotters 31-25 Chicago Harmons (eve.)
 Semi-Final, at Chicago Coliseum (15th & Wabash):
  3/27 New York Rens 27-23 Harlem Globetrotters 3/26?
 3rd Place Game, at Chicago Coliseum:
  3/28 Harlem Globetrotters 36-33 Sheboygan Redskins 3,000


1940
World Professional Basketball Tournament, at Chicago
 1st Round, at 132nd Infantry Armory, Madison & Rockwell:
  3/17 Harlem Globetrotters 50-26 Kenosha Royals
 Quarter-Final, at 132nd Infantry Armory:
  3/18Harlem Globetrotters 37-36 New York Rens 9,000
 Semi-Final, at Madison Armory:
  3/19Harlem Globetrotters 34-24 Syracuse Reds 5,000 34-25?
 Championship:
  3/20 Harlem Globetrotters 31-29 Chicago Bruins O.T. 21,000
       World Champions!


1940-41 (151-10)
Benefit Game at Chicago Stadium
  3/13 College All-Stars 44-42O.T. Harlem Globe Trotters 20,583 [1st g.: Oshkosh All-Stars 31-24 Chicago Bruins]


Benefit Game at 8th Regiment Armory, 35th & Giles, Chicago
  3/13 Harlem Globetrotters 30-25 College All-Stars


World Professional Basketball Tournament at Chicago
 1st Round, at Chicago International Ampitheater:
  3/15 Harlem Globetrotters 38-29 Newark Elks 3/17?
 Quarter-Final, at Chicago International Ampitheater:
  3/16 Detroit Eagles 37-36 Harlem Globetrotters 3/17?

Exhibition Game (site unknown)
  3/26 Harlem Globetrotters 41-38 Oshkosh All-Stars



1942
Thomas J. Reese Pro Basketball Tournament at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
 1st Round:
  3/4   Harlem Globetrotters 35-24 New York Rens [other g.: Rochester Eber-Seagrams 47-32 Detroiters]
 Championship:
  3/6   Rochester Eber-Seagrams 45-39 Harlem Globetrotters [consol. g.: NY Rens 34-31 Detroiters]

World Professional Basketball Tournament at Chicago
 1st Round, at International Ampitheater, 42nd & Halstead:
  3/7  Harlem Globetrotters 40-33 Hagerstown Conoco Oilers (Pa.)
 Quarter-Final:
  3/10 Harlem Globetrotters 37-32 Sheboygan Redskins
 Semi-Final:
  3/11 Oshkosh All-Stars 48-41 Harlem Globetrotters 8,200
 3rd Place Game:
  3/12 Long Island Grumman Flyers 43-41 Harlem Globetrotters 11,000


1942-43
Exhibition Game
  at 16th Street Armory:
  12/9 Harlem Globetrotters 34-31 Chihuahua State Teachers (Mexican Champs) [1st g.: NY Rens 41-31 College All-Stars]


World Professional Basketball Tournament at Chicago
 1st Round:
  Harlem Globetrotters bye
 Quarter-Final, at 16th Street Armory:
 3/15 Dayton Dive Bombers 44-34 Harlem Globetrotters 44-34?

International Cup at Mexico City
  Harlem Globetrotters win tournament
       World Champions!


1944
International Cup at Mexico City
 First Round:
  3/9  Harlem Globetrotters 51-46 Chihuahua Dorados 4,000 [maybe 3/10]
 2nd Round:
  3/10 Harlem Globetrotters W-L Brooklyn Eagles
 “Championship of Mexico”:
  3/11 Harlem Globetrotters 50-40 Chihuahua Dorados

World Professional Basketball Tournament at Chicago Stadium
 1st Round:
  3/21 Harlem Globetrotters 41-40 Pittsburgh Corbetts
 Quarter-Final:
  3/22 Harlem Globetrotters 41-31 Oshkosh All-Stars
 Semi-Final:
  3/24 Brooklyn Eagles 63-41 Harlem Globetrotters 10,428 3/23?
 3rd Place Game:
  3/25 Harlem Globetrotters 37-29 New York Rens 14,226 3/24?


1945
World Professional Basketball Tournament at Chicago Stadium
 1st Round:
  Harlem Globetrotters bye
 Quarter-Final:
  3/21 Chicago American Gears 53-49 Harlem Globetrotters


1946
Game vs. University of British Columbia
  1/11 UBC Thunderbirds 42-38 Harlem Globe Trotters
Game vs. Victoria Dominoes (Canada)
  1/11 Victoria Dominoes 57-44 Harlem Globe Trotters


1947
Cuba Invitational Pro Tournament
 First Round:
  2/25 Harlem Globe Trotters 44-21 House of David
 Semi-Final:
  2/26 Harlem Globe Trotters 46-18 Chihuahua Dorados
 Championship Game:
  2/27 Harlem Globe Trotters 42-38 Kansas City Stars
       Champions!


1948
Hawaiian Open at Honolulu
 First Round, at Civic Auditorium:
  4/5  Harlem Globetrotters 48-36 Police A.C. 3,500 [other g.: New York Celtics 48-44 All-Hawaii Stars]
 Second Round, at Civic Auditorium:
  4/12 Harlem Globetrotters 60-39 Police A.C. 1,500 [other g.: New York Celtics 60-58 All-Hawaii Stars]
Post-Tournament Games at Honolulu
 at Civic Auditorium:
  4/19 Harlem Globetrotters 78-61 New York Celtics (Mikan All-Stars) 2,000
 at Post Gym, Schofield Barracks:
  4/20 New York Celtics 63-58 Harlem Globetrotters 2,000 [George Mikan 25 pts.]
 at Civic Aauditorium:
  4/21 New Yprk Celtics 56-51 Harlem Globetrotters [George Mikan 32 pts.]




1950-51
Cuba Invitational, at Palacio de Convenciones y Desportes, Havana
 Championship Game:
  3/29 Boston Whirlwinds 51-47 Harlem Globe Trotters 10,000


Harlem Globetrotters v. Rochester Royals (N.B.L.)
at Schenectady State Armory:
 3/26/1946  Harlem Globetrotters 57-55 Rochester Royals 3,200
at Schenectady State Armory:
 11/19/1946 Rochester Royals 60-49 Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters v. Minneapolis Lakers
at Chicago Stadium:
 2/19/1948 Harlem Globetrotters 61-59 Minneapolis Lakers 17,583 [Lakers would win N.B.L. Championship & World Professional Tournament in 1948] (Lakers led 32-23 at half)(With game Globetrotters winning streak at 104)(Ermer Robinson last second shot to win)
at Chicago Stadium:
 2/28/1949 Harlem Globetrotters 49-45 Minneapolis Lakers 20,046 [Lakers would win B.A.A. Championship in 1949]
at Minneapolis Auditorium:
 3/14/1949 Minneapolis Lakers 68-53 Harlem Globetrotters 10,122
at Chicago Stadium:
 2/21/1950 Minneapolis Lakers 76-60 Harlem Globetrotters 21,666 [Stops Globetrotters' winning streak at 113, one shy of their record]
at St. Paul Auditorium:
 3/20/1950 Minneapolis Lakers 69-54 Harlem Globetrotters 9,807
at Chicago Stadium:
 2/23/1951 Minneapolis Lakers 72-68 Harlem Globetrotters 16,983 [Led 37-29 at half; George Mikan 47 points for Lakers.]
at Minneapolis Auditorium:
 3/12/1951 Minneapolis Lakers v. Harlem Globetrotters canceled
at Chicago Stadium:
 1/2/1952  Minneapolis Lakers 84-60 Harlem Globetrotters 20,864
at Chicago Stadium:
 1/3/1958  Minneapolis Lakers 111-100 Harlem Globetrotters 11,033 [Last game of series]
  (see games v. George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars below)


Globetrotters v. other pro league teams
at the 69th Regiment Armory, New York:
 11/26/1948 Harlem Globetrotters 54-45 Philadelphia Sphas (A.B.L.) 2,500 [1st g: Kansas City Stars 42-40 Clark Twins (3 sets of twins on team)]
 11/24/1950 Harlem Globetrotters 63-38 Philadelphia Sphas

Some other Globetrotter Games
Outdoor Games
at Koraken Baseball Stadium, Tokyo:
 9/14/1952  Globetrotters/Celtics 56-20 Japan All-Stars [Celtics 32-12 1st half, Globetrotters 24-8 in 2nd]
 9/14/1952  Globetrotters 41-16 New York Celtics (2nd g.) 25,000
at Fenway Park:
 7/29/1954  Globetrotters 61-41 George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars (aft.) 13,344 [1st g.- Boston Whirlwinds 47-46 House of David]
at MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, N.Y.:
 8/1/1954  Globetrotters 54-38 George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars 7,276
at Wrigley Field:
 8/21/1954  Globetrotters 57-51 George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars 14,124 [1st g.- House of David 49-43 Boston Whirlwinds]
at Raceway Park, Chicago:
 8/22/1954  Globetrotters 49-34 George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars 4,300
at St. Louis Public School Stadium:
 8/23/1954  Globetrotters 61-42 George Mikan's U.S. All-Stars 7,500 [1st g.- Boston Whirlwinds 65-46 House of David]

U.S. Olympics Fund Benefit Game
at Seattle
 1/21/1952  Seattle University 84-81 Harlem Globetrotters 13,000 [Seattle's Johnny O'Brien scored 43 pts.]

U.S. Olympics Fund Benefit Game
at Great Lakes Naval Training Station:
 3/12/1955  Globetrotters 64-53 Washington Generals

Exhibition Game
at Boston Garden:
 11/29/1958 Globetrotters 61-50 New York Football Giants (NFL)

Note:
     •The Globe Trotters are from Chicago. Originally named for the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago.
     •1937- The Harlem Globetrotters were rejected by the new National Basketball League (NBL) because they were Black.
     •1946- The Harlem Globetrotters were rejected by the new Basketball Association of America (BAA) because they were Black.

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