Charles 'Pep' Fasce
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HS: Pittsfield Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Born: 3/18/1898 Massachusetts
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1922-23 Gr
F 19 12 30 -
4 -
- - 64 3.4
1923-24 Gr F 12 11 - -   - -   - - 54 4.5

Pep Fasce was a starting forward for Syracuse basketball for two seasons. Fasce was known as someone who remained under control throughout a game, and was tenacious in his play. He was considered a fair athlete, with not much speed but very studious on the court.

Pep Fasce Syracuse OrangemenFasce served in the Army in World War I. He was aboard the ship Tuscania when it was torpedoed in St. George's Channel on February 5, 1918. He was in the water for five hours before being recovered. This was the first ship carrying U.S. troops to be sunk in the War.

Fasce would be a starting forward his first year at Syracuse, while he was in medical school. He would be one of the top scoring players on the team that season.

His final year at Syracuse he was the captain of the basketball team. Though he was in good academic standing, he lacked the extra study honor points required and was suspended from second half of the season (after February 10th).

Fasce would earn a Medical Degree from Syracuse. He would set up practice in Springfield, Massachusetts. He did some baseball umpiring as side work for a while, and eventually became a full time umpire in the Eastern League and in the International League. He would also play some professional basketball in the New York State League. In the late 1950s he was a team physician for the Boston Red Sox.

Dr. Charles Fasce died in August of 1982.

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