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Roy H. Burris

Before joining Firestone in 1928, Burris had graduated from Indiana State Norma College where he starred on all their athletic teams and had played professional baseball as a centerfielder in Newark and Oklahoma City. However, his key to fame was as a guard on Firestone's 1933 national industrial championship basketball team which won 36 of 40 games including 17 straight. That season the Non-skids victims include Rochester Centrals, the Eastern professional champs, two out of three; the Indianapolis Kaut-skys, Midwestern kings, also two out of three; and the \ Cleveland Rosen blums, national pro champions, two for two.

Inducted 1965 | Baseball, Basketball