Please join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to George Crowe, the last surviving member of the New York Renaissance professional basketball team. Crowe turns 88 years old this weekend.
Please join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to George Crowe, the last surviving member of the New York Renaissance professional basketball team.Crowe will turn 88 years old this weekend. He was born on March 22, 1921 in Whiteland, Indiana.
Recently, I’ve been catching up with Crowe. It has been an honor, and a privilege.
Next week I’ll explore the man in a full length article that I will post here on The Black Fives Blog.
For now I can tell you this: He’s had an amazing, fascinating career and life, where he’s made the most out of each moment and therefore was at the right place at the right time … every time.
Yet, as we know, nothing is a coincidence.
Crowe, at 6 foot 3 inches and 206 lbs., played for the Renaissance in the late 1940s.
He was a member of the squad that joined the National Basketball League for the 1948-49 season as the Dayton Rens.
During his time, Crowe amassed a bewilderingly enviable list of accomplishments and experiences, staying constantly in the national newspaper headlines as a two-sport star in basketball as well as baseball.
But, had you ever heard of him?
I’ll get into all of it next week!
For now, please send your birthday wishes (below) to George Crowe, the last Ren.