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Pride of Schenectady: Mont Pleasant great Dick Bennett starred on 1937-40 Makofski squads

Guard led MP powerhouse teams from 1937-40

Mont Pleasant great Dick Bennett also played professional basketball. He is shown here taking a shot for the Schenectady Packers, and he also played for the Schenectady Comets of the New York State League.
Mont Pleasant great Dick Bennett also played professional basketball. He is shown here taking a shot for the Schenectady Packers, and he also played for the Schenectady Comets of the New York State League.
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For space purposes, Dick Bennett could have done the headline writers of the Schenectady Gazette and Schenectady Union-Star a big favor by shortening his name before World War II, and not after. That’s because before the war, when he was in high school, his name was in the headlines all the time. Bennett, who was known as Dick Bednarkiewicz, was one of the greatest players to ever wear the Mont Pleasant Red Raiders uniform for ...


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