by Bob Gill
with Tod Maher & Steve Brainerd
List Price: $47.50
Category: Sports History
Pub Date: 2010
Binding: Hardcover 8 1/2 x 11, 408 pages
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Minor league and independent teams flourished during the first three decades of the NFL’s existence, some of their players capable of competing successfully with established major leaguers. Teams such as the Salinas Packers, Wilmington Clippers, Milwaukee Chiefs, Paterson Panthers, Ironton Tanks, Los Angeles Wildcats, to list but a few. They played in leagues such as the Ohio Valley, Midwest, Anthracite, Pacific Coast, American and many others. Some of the teams even moved up to the NFL.
Here, for the first time, you’ll find the a full record of these pro football outsiders, compiled through years of research in old newspapers and rare game programs. Hall of Famers, All-Americans, and hometown stars—they all played their roles in the history of these teams that time forgot.
Bob Gill is an award-winning football researcher and the author of several books, including Minor League Football, 1960-85. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland and works as an editor of a newspaper in Annapolis.
Tod Maher is co-author of the World Football League Encyclopedia and is president of the Maher Sports Information Services in Monterey, California.