Detroit News All-PSL/Metro — 1940s

Sammy Gee 

Miller High’s Sammy Gee was a multiple-threat in high school (baseball, basketball, and football). He was a Detroit News first-team All-Metropolitan League selection in 1946 and 1947. (Photo from the Dr. Janet Bobby Collection)

(Editor’s Note: Every attempt has been made to include accurate information on players, coaches, and teams. If you encounter any errors you have documented proof of, please contact one of us with that information.)

Post Graduate Team
Bob Taylor, Miller; Ron Sharples, Cooley; Bob Van Deventer, Cooley; Hal Smith, Redford; Bill Traicoff, Southeastern
Charles Bailey, Miller; Denny McCotter, Detroit St. Theresa; Chuck Holloway, Northern; Joe Middleton, Southeastern; Jim Plecas, Detroit Catholic Central
Chuck Holloway, sr., Northern; Walter “Pinky” Thompson, sr., Central; Joe Middleton, sr., Central; Charles Bailey, jr., Miller; Ulysses Harvey, sr., Northwestern

1948 All-City
Mike Scavo, St. Joseph; Bob Taylor, Miller; Blaine (Mitchell) Denning, Northern; Don Haase, Mackenzie; Bernard Murphy, Detroit St. Gregory
Blaine (Mitchell) Denning, sr., Northern; Tom Macon, sr., Cooley; Don Haase, jr., Mackenzie; Bob Taylor, jr., Miller; Ken Burrell, sr., Hamtramck

1947 All-City
Ben Zenevich, Pershing; Sammy Gee, Miller; Aram Sarkisian, Southwestern; Dick Glavin, Detroit St. Theresa; Mike Scavo, Detroit St. Joseph
Ben Zenevich, sr., Pershing; Sammy Gee, sr., Miller; Aram Sarkisian, sr., Southwestern; Pat Clysdale, sr., Mackenzie; Blaine (Mitchell) Denning, jr., Northern

1946 All-Metropolitan
First Team

Sammy Gee, jr., Miller (MVP); Bill Stewart, sr., Western; Larry Manz, sr., Southeastern; Bill Eggenberger, sr., Mackenzie; Tom Mooradian, sr., Southwestern
Second Team
Aram Sarkisian, Southwestern; Bill Robinson, Miller; Roger Adams, Hamtramck; Carl Schuster, Southeastern; Jack Levitt, Central
Third Team
Al Trosin, Pershing; Bud Jeakle, U of D; Fred Emling, Denby; Fred Zink, Highland Park; Vince Foley, Western

1945 All-Metropolitan
Emil “Bones” Jones, sr., Hamtramck (MVP); Lloyd Adelson, sr., Central; Jim Tisler, sr., Southeastern; Bevis Fraser, sr., Mackenzie; Art Miarocki, sr., Wilbur Wright

1944 All-Metropolitan
Dick Hall, sr., Mackenzie; Ed Sohacki, sr., Denby; Charles Frankel, sr., Northern; Ted Krzeminski, sr, Mackenzie;
Ron Teasley, sr., Northwestern

Competitive League Play Suspended due to World War II

1942 All-Metropolitan
Harlan Hudgins, sr., Central; Jerry Katz, sr., Central; Peter Bessega, sr., Cass Tech; Suren Srabian, sr., Southwestern; Eugene Malinowski, sr., Hamtramck

1941 All-City
First Team
Lewis Parry, sr., Southeastern; Don McIntosh, jr., Central; Casmer Mokeski, sr., Cass Tech; Don Lund, sr., Southeastern; Bruno Costa, sr., Southwestern
Second Team
“Big” Joe Bale, Central; Bob Wiserman, Highland Park; Willie Bryant, Northern; Suren Srabian, Southwestern; Joe Nosewicz, Chadsey
Third Team
Tom Feezey, Northern; Phil Anglofsky, Western; Bob Hurley, U of D; Harold Gelslighter, Highland Park; Joe Smaza, Chadsey

1940 All-Metropolitan
Walter Spreen, sr., Highland Park; Don Lund, jr., Southeastern; Bill Bauerle, jr., Southeastern; Clifton Mobley, sr., Hamtramck; Bill Chonko, jr., Southwestern
Stanley Clements, Cass Tech; Charles Ketterer, Northwestern; Lou Nagy, Southwestern; Irving Cohen, Bill Bryant, Northern; Jack Teagan, Redford; Jack O’Hara, U of D; John Lipon, Bill Czuj, Chadsey; Bob McClelland, Highland Park; Herb Jeschke, Wilbur Wright; Mickey Couzens, Western; Joe Bortak, Northeastern; Bob Melkush, Eastern; Charles Duryes, Homer Evans, Central.

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