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Wilkes-Barre Barons
Founded 1914
League EPBL 1946-1947

ABL 1947-1953

EPBL, 1954-1970

EBA, 1954-1978



Arena Kingston Armory
Team History Wilkes-Barre Barons
1914-1978
Championships Pennsylvania State League 1916

American Basketball League 1948, 1949, 1952

Eastern Professional Basketball League 1947, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1969

Eastern Basketball Association 1973

Continental Basketball Association 1978
Division Titles Several
Head Coach Included Eddie White (team owner and founder)


This article is on the 'Wilkes-Barre Barons basketball team. For the minor league baseball team, see Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.


The Wilkes-Barre Barons were a legendary basketball team from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniamarker.

The Barons played between 1933 and 1972 in different Americanmarker leagues. The team won 11 titles during this time, and the most memorable are those were won while playing in the American Basketball League and the Continental Basketball Association. The team was dissolved in 1973. The team was owned and coached by Eddie White, Sr.

Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL) I

The Wilkes-Barre Barons were an American basketball team based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniamarker that was a member of the American Basketball League.

During the 1939/40 season, the team dropped out of the league on February 2, 1940.

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
1938/39 ABL 5th Did not qualify
1939/40 ABL 6th N/A


Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL) II

The Wilkes-Barre Barons were an American basketball team based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvaniamarker that was a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League and the American Basketball League. The franchise was one of six original teams in the EPBL, and won the 1946-1947 President's Cup playoffs that season before moving to the American Basketball League. In 1955, the Barons returned to the Eastern League, and won seven more championships between 1955 and 1978.

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
1946/47 EPBL 1st Champion
1947/48 ABL 1st Champion
1948/49 ABL 1st Champion
1949/50 ABL 3rd Playoffs
1950/51 ABL 2nd No playoff
1951/52 ABL 3rd Champion
1952/53 ABL 2nd Finals



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