Elmer Gainer
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Elmer Gainer
Elmer Gainer
Personal information
BornNovember 22, 1918
Chicago, Illinois
DiedSeptember 29, 1970(1970-09-29) (aged 51)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
CollegeDePaul (1938-1941)
BAA draft1947 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career1941-1950
PositionForward / Center
Number30, 14
Career history
1941-1942Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
1943-1944Sheboygan Red Skins
1944-1946Chicago American Gears
1947-1948Baltimore Bullets
1949-1950Waterloo Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Elmer R. Gainer (November 22, 1918 - September 29, 1970[1]) was an American professional basketball player. Gainer played college basketball at DePaul University, and was drafted in the 1947 BAA draft by the Baltimore Bullets. He played for the Bullets and Waterloo Hawks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[2] He had previously played in the National Basketball League with several teams.[3]

BAA/NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947-48 Baltimore 5 .111 .500 0.6 1.0
1949-50 Waterloo 15 .257 .750 0.5 1.6
Career 20 .227 .643 0.5 1.5


  1. ^ "Services set for DePaul cager Gainer". Chicago Tribune. October 1, 1970. C2.
  2. ^ "Elmer Gainer NBA & ABA Statistics". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Jan Hubbard, ed. The Official NBA Encyclopedia. 3rd edition. Doubleday, 2000. 504.

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