Joseph Bick, a native of Washington,
is a graduate of Trinity High School and played reserve and varsity
basketball. He played baseball in the Industrial League with Atlas and
Varner AC. He also played in the Pigeon Creek League.
He was active as a basketball player from 1937 through 1942 in
Washington Church, Industrial, YMCA and Senior leagues and for a team
sponsored by Sammy Angott.
Bick also played basketball in 1942, 1943 and 1944 in Pittsburgh
Industrial and Pittsburgh Muny Leagues. In 1939, he scored 47 points for
Atlas in a 71-30 win over Aliquippa Cochrans. During that season, he
averaged almost 22 points per game.
Among other championship teams of which Bick was a member and high
scorer were Lutherans in the Church League and T. Wray Sprowls of the
Washington Senior League, which also played a strong independent
schedule against teams from the Pittsburgh area.