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The Jeeps like many teams in the NBL had a corperate sponsor. The Jeeps were named after the Willys Jeep plant, which was located in Toledo.
The 1946-47 the Jeeps featured players such as Chips Sobek, Hal Tidrick, Jule Rivlin and Paul Seymour. They went 21-23 and qualified for the playoffs, where they lost to the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons. They would, however, be invited to the 1947 World Professional Basketball Tournament, where they finished 2nd.
In 1947-48, Sobek, Tidrick and Rivlin returned, and were joined by Dick Mehen and Harry Boykoff. The Jeeps finished with a record of 22-37 and missed the playoffs. The 1948 season proved to be the Jeeps' last; they were replaced for the NBL's final campaign with the Waterloo Hawks, who inherited Mehen and Boykoff.
Standings Year W L % Playoffs W L % 46-47 21 23 .477 2 3 .400 47-48 22 37 .372 - - Total 43 60 .417 2 3 .400
The uniform of Francis Curran from 1947-48
Oshkosh vs Toledo program
Game Program for a game between Chicago American Gears and Toledo Jeeps