Category Archives: Schenectady County Sports Trivia

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In 1968, the Schenectady Schaefer Brewers, a pro basketball team, beat the Cal-Vics of Troy, PA. 194-142. The Cal-Vics were previously undefeated. Here is the incredible scoring breakdown for the Brewers. Barry Kramer 38, Dave Bleau 30, Joe Geiger and Bill Telasky 28 each, Armand Reo 26, and Chuck Richards 24. In another game, the diminutive Calvin Murphy of Niagara bucketed 73 points against the Brewers. Murphy twirled the baton at halftime of the Niagara football games.

He said it – Al DeSantis, a sportswriter for the Schenectady Union Star, once said the Petey Virgin, “has the manners of a rattlesnake with a hangover in the ring, but he’s a nice kid out of the ring.” Virgin at one time ranked among the top ten featherweights in the world, fought on the undercard the night Marty Servo knocked out Freddy Cochran at Madison Square Garden for the World Welterweight title in 1946.