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John Beckman (October 22, 1895 in New York, NY – June 22, 1968 in Miami, Florida) was an early professional basketball player.

During his 27 years lasting pro career (1914-41) he was known as the "Babe Ruth of basketball". He is mostly known for his time with the Original Celtics (1918/19, 1921-27, 1929).

He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973.

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