First Professional Basketball Game

First Professional Basketball Game (HM1UF)

Location: Trenton, NJ 08608 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 13.224', W 74° 45.959'

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? ? ? On this site in 1896, was played the first professional basketball game. Fred Cooper, captain of the Trentons, had arranged for the rental of Masonic Temple Hall, after rent was paid, he distributed the remaining money among the players with each receiving $15.00 and Cooper, as captain, an extra dollar.
? ? ? The Trentons were also the first champions of the first professional basketball league, the National Basketball League, winning the championship in the first season, 1898-1899, and repeating their victory the following season.
? ? ? In recognition of Fred Cooper, the National Basketball Association presented a plaque to him, the wording of which appears below.
Memorial Award
Fred Cooper
First Professional Basketball Player
Presented by National Basketball Association of America
Trenton, N.J.
February 28th, 1955
HM NumberHM1UF
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 519911 N 4452246
Decimal Degrees40.22040000, -74.76598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.224', W 74° 45.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 13.44" N, 74° 45' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9726-9754 VA-208, Trenton NJ 08608, US
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