Baltimore Bullets HISTORY

Player info
Team info
1948 Championship
Season records

Quick facts:

Founded:  1944
Folded:   1954
Arena:    Baltimore Coliseum
Built in: 1939
Capacity: 6,100
Colors:   Orange, Blue
Titles:   2 1944 ABL; 1948-BAA
Playoffs: 3

1944-46 ABL Baltimore Bullets 
1946-49 BAA Baltimore Bullets 
1949-54 NBA Baltimore Bullets 


Buddy Jeannette    1947-50 
Walt Budko         1949-50 
Fred Scolari       1950-51
Chuck Reiser       1951-52
Clai Bee           1952-53

Fun Facts:
  • The Bullets lost 32 consecutive road games from Jan. 2, 1953-March 14, 1954. Despite this amazing achievement they actually made the playoffs in 1952-53.
  • They were named after a Shoe. The Bata Bullet athletic shoe
  • They are the last NBA team to fold, and the only NBA champion to ever fold.
    Injury Bug?
    On February 10, 1952 the Bullets used only 5 players in a game against Fort Wayne. The Bullets had 8 players available but a lot of them where injured so head coach Chick Reiser stuck with his starting line up for all 48 minutes.

    This is just one of two incidents in NBA history were a team has played only 5 players. The other one occurred a year earlier when the Olympians used only 5 players in a game following their epic 6 overtime game vs Syracuse.

    In game 2 of the 1948 BAA finals the Bullets came back from 21 points down at half time. The comeback was the largest comeback in NBA playoffs history until the Cavs came back from 25 down in 2017.

    Don Barksdale

    Walt Budko

    Paul Hoffman

    Red Klotz

    Jim Slaughter

    Al Scolari

    Buddy Jeanette


    Connie Simmons

    Two game programs from games at Madison Square Garden.


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