BUFFALO, NY - In 1895, when the game of basketball was just 4 years old, a group of kids from the German YMCA in Buffalo became just the second basketball team in the country. They called themselves the German Juniors, then simply the Buffalo Germans.
As they continued to take on opponents, their skills developed and so did their reputation. They were selected to play in the 1901 Pan Am Exposition tournament, which they won. Three years later they were invited to compete in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, again they won.
From 1908 to 1911, they racked up a staggering 111 consecutive wins. It is a record that still stands today. it is also a feat that landed them in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.