Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)

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Brooklyn Dodgers
Founded 1946
Folded 1949 (merged with NYY in 1949)
Based in Brooklyn, New York, United States
League All-America Football Conference
Division Eastern Division
Team colors Gold & Black (1946-47)[1]

Blue & White (1948)[2]
AAFC Championship wins 0
Home field(s) Ebbets Field

The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1946 to 1948. The team is unrelated to the Brooklyn Dodgers that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943. The team folded prior to the 1949 season and was merged with the New York Yankees to form the Brooklyn-New York Yankees.

Team history[edit]

The Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) held their first training camp in the small town of Bend, Oregon in the summer of 1946.[3] Led by head coach Mal Stevens, some 62 members of the team assembled in Bend in the middle of July of that year.[4] The team would play one of its preseason exhibition games in Portland, Oregon against the Chicago Rockets on August 18 of that year.[4]

The star of the Dodgers was passing halfback Glenn Dobbs, a former collegiate All-American at the University of Tulsa.[4]

Season records[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Brooklyn Dodgers
1946 3 10 1 2nd AAFC East --
1947 3 10 1 3rd AAFC East --
1948 2 12 0 4th AAFC East --
Brooklyn-New York Yankees
1949 8 4 0 3rd AAFC Lost Semi-Final
Totals 16 36 2

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