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George Kenneally's 1926 Player Contract

In 1926 the Pottsville Maroons signed George "Gigi" Kenneally, a talented athlete who had made a name for himself both in the boxing ring and on the gridiron at St. Bonaventure. The agreement he signed as a rookie was a standard "uniform player's contract," with a salary typical for an incoming player of the time -- $100 per game! Gigi's on-field prowess with the Maroons garnered him election as team captain in 1927 along with all-pro honors as an outstanding end in both 1927 and 1928. Following the 1928 season he was part of a New England based partnership that purchased the club and moved it to Boston, where it was renamed the Boston Bulldogs.

Image courtesy Philip Carver.