Interstate Basket Ball League
The Interstate Basket Ball League was a professional league operating in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey from 1915 to 1920, but operating for only three seasons. John J. O'Brien served as league president from 1915 to 1917.
The first season, 1915-16, as was typical of the day, was divided into two halves, and the winners of the two halves, would compete of the league championship in a playoff. The first half winner, the Kingston Pathfinders, moved to another city in the second half and disbanded before the end of the season. The Jersey City Skeeters, which had taken second place in the first half schedule with a 13-6 record, was thus pitted against the second half winner, the Paterson Crescents. The Skeeters won the playoff and league title 3 games to 2.
The second season, 1916-17, saw the first half winner, the Bridgeport Blue Ribbon, vie with the second half winner, again the Patterson Crescents. Bridgeport won the title, 2 games to 0.
There was no league competition in the 1917-18 and 1918-19 seasons, because of World War I.
The Interstate League resumeed competition in the 1919-20 season, but the league was falling apart, and disbanded before the first half was complete. Leading the league at that point was the Paterson Silk Sox, with a 10-6 record, but that team's record was based on entering the league in mid-seaon and taking over the record of the disbanded New York Treat'em.
- 1915-16 Jersey City Skeeters
- 1916-17 Bridgeport Blue Ribbon
- 1917-18 --no league competition--
- 1918-19 --no league competition--
- 1919-20 LEAGUE DISBANDED
- Paterson Crescents, 1915-17