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Kelly Green, Gold, White               

Head coaches Herb Kopf (1944–46) Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith (1947–48)

Owner(s) Ted Collins, (1900–1964)

Home field(s) Fenway Park
Fenway Park
(Boston) Braves Field
Braves Field
[a few regular season games] (Boston) Polo Grounds
Polo Grounds
(New York City) old Yankee Stadium [baseball] (New York City) Cotton Bowl (Dallas)

The Boston
Boston
Yanks were a National Football League
National Football League
team based in Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
that played from 1944 to 1948. The team played its home games at Fenway Park. Any games that conflicted with the Boston
Boston
Red Sox baseball schedule in the American League
American League
were held at Braves Field of the cross-town National League
National League
team, the Boston
Boston
Braves. Team owner Ted Collins, who managed singer and TV show host Kate Smith, (1907–1986), for thirty years, picked the name "Yanks" because he originally wanted to run a team that played at New York City's old Yankee Stadium. The Yanks could manage only a losing 2–8 record during their first regular season. Because of a shortage of players caused by World War II, the Yanks were temporarily merged with the Brooklyn Tigers
Brooklyn Tigers
for the 1945 season, and styled as just the Yanks with no home city named. The merged team played four home games in Boston
Boston
and one in New York. But fans from neither city cared as they finished with a losing 3–6–1 record. When Brooklyn Tigers
Brooklyn Tigers
owner Dan Topping
Dan Topping
announced his intentions to join the newly established rival professional football league, the All-America Football Conference
All-America Football Conference
(AAFC) in 1946, his NFL
NFL
franchise was revoked and all of its players were assigned to the Yanks. After three continuous losing seasons, Collins finally was allowed to move to New York City. But instead of an official relocation, he asked the league to officially fold his Boston
Boston
franchise and give him a new franchise, for a Federal tax write off. The League granted his request, and Collins named his new team the New York Bulldogs.[1] The Boston
Boston
Yanks are the only officially defunct NFL
NFL
team ever to have the first overall NFL
NFL
draft pick. They had it twice, in 1944 and 1946. Both times they selected a quarterback from the University of Notre Dame: Angelo Bertelli
Angelo Bertelli
(1944) and Frank Dancewicz
Frank Dancewicz
(1946). Owner Ted Collins moved his "defunct" Yanks franchise to New York in 1949, where it continued for one year as the Bulldogs and two years known as the New York Yanks.

Contents

1 First round draft selections 2 Pro Football Hall of Fame 3 Season-by-season 4 References

First round draft selections[edit]

1944 Angelo Bertelli
Angelo Bertelli
Back Notre Dame 1945 Eddie Prokop
Eddie Prokop
Back Georgia Tech 1946 Frank Dancewicz
Frank Dancewicz
Back Notre Dame 1947 Fritz Barzilauskas
Fritz Barzilauskas
Guard Yale 1948 Vaughn Mancha Center Alabama

Pro Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Clarence "Ace" Parker

Season-by-season[edit]

Year W L T Finish Coach

1944 2 8 0 4th East Herb Kopf

1945 3 6 1 3rd East Herb Kopf

1946 2 8 1 5th East Herb Kopf

1947 4 7 1 3rd East Clipper Smith

1948 3 9 0 5th East Clipper Smith

Totals 14 38 3

References[edit]

^ HOW TO GET FROM DAYTON TO INDIANAPOLIS BY WAY OF BROOKLYN, BOSTON, NEW YORK, DALLAS, HERSHEY AND BALTIMORE By Bob Carroll, THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 17, No. 5 (1995), Originally published in Ragtyme Sports

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Boston
Boston
Yanks

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club in 1944–1948 Based in Boston, Massachusetts

The Franchise

History Players

Chronology

Boston
Boston
Yanks New York Bulldogs New York Yanks Dallas
Dallas
Texans

Stadia

Fenway Park Braves Field

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Clarence Parker

Head Coaches

Herb Kopf Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith

Owners

Ted Collins

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Boston
Boston
Yanks head football coaches

Herb Kopf (1944–1946) Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith (1947–1948)

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Boston
Boston
Yanks seasons

1944 1945 1946 1947 1948

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Dayton Triangles

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club 1913–29 Based in Dayton, Ohio

The Franchise

History

Ohio League Championships

1918

Lore

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers-Tigers Boston
Boston
Yanks New York Yanks-Bulldogs Dallas
Dallas
Texans

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Greasy Neale

Rivalries

Akron Pros Canton Bulldogs Columbus Panhandles

Stadium

Triangle Park

Head Coaches

Al Mahrt Bud Talbott Carl Storck Greasy Neale Lou Mahrt Faye Abbott

Owners

Carl Storck

League affiliations

Ohio League (1913–19) National Football League
National Football League
(1920–29)

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Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers/ Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Tigers

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club 1930–1945 Based in Brooklyn, New York Originally founded in 1913 as the Dayton Triangles

The Franchise

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers (NFL)

Stadiums

Ebbets Field

Owners

Bill Dwyer John C. Depler Chris Cagle John Simms Kelly Dan Topping

Head Coaches

Friedman Emerson McEwen Schissler Clark Sutherland Getto Cawthon Kubale Bridges

Pro Football Hall of Famers (4)

Morris Badgro Benny Friedman Frank Kinard Clarence Parker

Seasons

1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

Lore

Dayton Triangles Boston
Boston
Yanks New York Yanks Dallas
Dallas
Texans

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Dallas
Dallas
Texans

Defunct National Football League
National Football League
club in 1952 Based in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas
and Hershey, Pennsylvania

The Franchise

History Players

Chronology

Boston
Boston
Yanks New York Bulldogs New York Yanks Dallas
Dallas
Texans

Stadiums

Cotton Bowl Rubber Bowl

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Art Donovan Gino Marchetti

Lore

Ties to the Baltimore-Indianapolis Colts

Head Coaches

Jim Phelan

Seasons

1952

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Defunct National Football League
National Football League
franchises

Charter teams

Chicago Tigers (1920) Cleveland Tigers / Indians (1920–21) Muncie Flyers
Muncie Flyers
(1920–21) Rochester Jeffersons
Rochester Jeffersons
(1920–25) Rock Island Independents
Rock Island Independents
(1920–25) Akron Pros / Indians (1920–26) Canton Bulldogs
Canton Bulldogs
(1920–26) Columbus Panhandles / Tigers (1920–26) Hammond Pros (1920–26) Detroit Heralds / Tigers / Panthers / Wolverines (1920–28) Buffalo All-Americans / Bisons / Rangers (1920–29) Dayton Triangles
Dayton Triangles
(1920–29)

1920s

Cincinnati Celts
Cincinnati Celts
(1921) New York Brickley Giants
New York Brickley Giants
(1921) Tonawanda Kardex Lumbermen
Tonawanda Kardex Lumbermen
(1921) Washington Senators (1921) Evansville Crimson Giants (1921–22) Louisville Breckenridges / Colonels (1921–23, 26) Minneapolis Marines / Red Jackets (1921–24, 29–30) Oorang Indians
Oorang Indians
(1922–23) Toledo Maroons
Toledo Maroons
(1922–23) Racine Legion / Tornadoes (22–24, 26) Milwaukee Badgers (1922–26) St. Louis All-Stars (1923) Cleveland Indians / Bulldogs (23–27) Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos (1923–27) Kenosha Maroons (24) Kansas City Blues (1924) Kansas City Cowboys (1925–26) Frankford Yellow Jackets
Frankford Yellow Jackets
(1924–31) Pottsville Maroons / Boston
Boston
Bulldogs (1925–29) Providence Steam Roller
Providence Steam Roller
(1925–31) Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Lions (1926) Hartford Blues
Hartford Blues
(1926) Los Angeles Buccaneers
Los Angeles Buccaneers
(1926) New York Yankees (1927–28) Orange / Newark Tornadoes (1929–30) Staten Island Stapletons (1929–32)

1930s–50s

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Dodgers / Tigers (1930–44) Cleveland Indians (1931) Cincinnati Reds (1933–34) St. Louis Gunners
St. Louis Gunners
(1934) Boston
Boston
Yanks (1944–48) Baltimore Colts (1947–50) New York Bulldogs / Yanks (1949–51) Dallas
Dallas
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