Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)

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Brooklyn Dodgers
Founded 1946
Folded 1949 (merged with
New York Yankees in 1949)
Based in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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 new AAFC held their first training camp in the summer of 1946 out west in central Oregon in the small town of Bend.[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][5][6] The team played two preseason games in the Pacific Northwest, the first in Portland against the Chicago Rockets at Multnomah Stadium on August 18,[7][8][9][10] and the following Saturday night in Spokane against the New York Yankees at Gonzaga Stadium.[5][11][12]

The star of the Dodgers was passing halfback Glenn Dobbs, an All-American at the University of Tulsa.[5]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Dodgers to Train". Harrisburg Telegraph. (Pennsylvania). April 20, 1946. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Car lights guide Dodgers to field". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). July 15, 1946. p. 1. 
  5. ^ a b c "Brooklyn Footballers Arrive at Bend Field". Albany Democrat Herald. (Oregon). July 16, 1946. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Underdog black team victor in Brooklyn Dodger battle before large crowd in Bend". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). August 3, 1946. p. 2. 
  7. ^ "Dodgers to face Chicago Rockets". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). United Press. August 17, 1946. p. 2. 
  8. ^ "Dodger-Rocket clash is first action by American loop". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. August 18, 1946. p. 19. 
  9. ^ "Dodgers, Chicago play 14-14 tie at Portland". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). August 19, 1946. p. 5. 
  10. ^ "Dodgers, Rockets tie at 14 to 14". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). United Press. August 19, 1946. p. 3. 
  11. ^ "Top pro teams in game tonight". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). August 24, 1946. p. 9. 
  12. ^ "Yankees winners; may return here". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). August 26, 1946. p. 15. 

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