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Buddy Jeannette

(Harry Edwards Jeannette)
Age: 80

basketball star of the late 1930s and early 40s; played in Sheboygan, Fort Wayne and Baltimore for the National Basketball League, the American Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America, winning five championships; elected Most Valuable Player four times; enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1994, Jeannette became a media favorite; he rode to the ceremony via Amtrak from Nashua, N.H. to Springfield and was a fixture there every year after; of a stroke

Died: Nashua, N.H., March 11, 1998.

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