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The Toledo Redmen are a defunct American basketball team based in Toledo, Ohio that were champions of the National Basketball League during the 1929/30 season. [1] [2]

Players for the Toledo Redmen included Red Brandes, Pip Koehler, Fred Jacobs, Lloyd Goldstein, Len Sheppard, Ken Failine, Gil Ely, Cookie Cunningham, and Chuck Gillium. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

For the 1930/31 season, the team was known as the Toledo Red Men Tobaccos, where they played in the American Basketball League, with 12 wins and 24 losses in that season. [9]


YearLeagueReg. SeasonPlayoffs
1929/30NBL1st (1st half); 2nd (2nd half)Champion
1930/31ABL4th (1st half); 5th (2nd half)Did not qualify

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