The Wheelmen
Bicycle Club Football
1892 & 1893

Pennsylvania
Railroad YMCA

1886 - 1905

Philadelphia FC
Philadelphia's First All
Professional  Football Team
1901

Phillies vs. Athletics
National Football League
1902

Corley CC
of Southwark
Inaugural Season
1910

US Army
Ambulance Corps

1917-1918

Conshohocken AC
Eastern Penna. Champions
1919

Union Club
of Phoenixville
US Pro Claimants
1920

Ships & Yards
Football Along the Delaware
1919

Holmesburg AC
Philadelphia City Champions
1919 & 1920

Union Quakers
Philadelphia City Champions
1921

Pottsville Maroons
Anthracite League
Champions
1924

Bethlehem Bears
Eastern League Claimants
1926

Frankford
Yellow Jackets

National Football League
Champions
1926

Philadelphia Quakers
American Football League
Champions
1926

Millville F & AC
Highs & Lows
1925

Frankford Legion
Independent Professional
Champions of Penna.
1931

The NFL's Forgotten
Thanksgiving Rivalry

Green Bay Packers
vs.
Frankford Yellow Jackets

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Perhaps the most unique feature of Ghosts of the Gridiron is the wealth of fully transcribed news articles made available for viewing.  Over one-hundred such articles appear throughout this site. Dating from the early 1890s thru the early 1930s they provide a fascinating glimpse into the past, documenting the teams and players that make the early history of professional football so interesting.

 "...those who delight in kicking, biting, gouging, head punching, hair-pulling and other beautiful points of this health-giving and life-destroying game are likely to get their full money's worth."  

These articles were originally transcribed and linked to various pages in the hope that they might provide additional insight on the teams chronicled here.  While that remains their primary function this index serves another purpose, that of cataloging of these articles to allow viewers to browse them from a single location.

Don't forget to also visit the Virtual Scrapbook Library for access to images of the many other news clippings collected here at Ghosts of the Gridiron.


BETHLEHEM BEARS

Games

vs. Shenandoah Redjackets, October 17, 1926
Bethlehem Globe Times, October 18, 1926
Report of the Bears second loss of the season. Including line-ups.

vs. Gilberton Catamounts, November 21, 1926
Bethlehem Globe Times, November 22, 1926
Report of the Bears victory over Gilberton. Including line-ups.

vs. All-Lancaster Red Roses, November 28, 1926
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 29, 1926
Report of the Bears first game against All-Lancaster. Including line-ups.

CENTURY WHEELMEN

Games

vs. Athletic Association of Camden, October 29, 1892
Philadelphia Record, October 30, 1892
Brief report of Century's first game of 1892. Including line-ups.

vs. Park Avenue Wheelmen, November 19, 1892
Philadelphia Record, November 20, 1892
Descriptive report of game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Park Avenue Wheelmen, November 18, 1893
Philadelphia Record, November 1, 1893
Announcement of upcoming game between Century and Park Avenue. Includes expected line-ups.

vs. Park Avenue Wheelmen, November 18, 1893
Philadelphia Record, November 19, 1893
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups.

Penn Mutual vs. Burlington Athletic Association, November 25, 1893
Philadelphia Record, November 26, 1893
Brief report of the game in which the Penn Mutual squad featured several members of the Century Wheelmen eleven. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Burlington Athletic Association vs. Central Athletic Association, November 18, 1893
Philadelphia Record, November 19, 1893
Brief report of the game another 1893 game featuring the Burlington A. A., against the Central A. A. of Frankford..

CONSHOHOCKEN ATHLETIC CLUB / CONSHOHOCKEN PROS

Games

vs. Bethlehem Blue Stars, October 23, 1920
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 24, 1920
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Holmesburg Athletic Club, October 25, 1919
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 27, 1919
Descriptive report of the game.

vs. Holmesburg Athletic Club, November 13, 1920
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 14, 1920
Two line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Holmesburg Athletic Club, November 19, 1921
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 21, 1921
Descriptive report of the game.

vs. Kaywood Catholic Club, October 4, 1919
Philadelphia Record, October 5, 1919
Two line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

CORLEY CATHOLIC CLUB

Games

vs. Reliance Field Club, November 12, 1910
Philadelphia Record, November 13, 1910
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

FRANKFORD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION / FRANKFORD YELLOW JACKETS

Championship, city of Philadelphia, 1922

Yellow Jackets claim city title
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 20, 1922; 1922 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Two descriptive reports of the game in which the Yellow Jackets defeat Holmesburg and claim the football championship of Philadelphia. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Demise

"Traveling team" status
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 4, 1931
Announce decision to finish 1931 season as a traveling team.

Team  disbands
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 10, 1931
Yellow Jackets resign from National Football League.

Franchise forfeited
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 13, 1931
Frankford Athletic Association forfeits NFL franchise. 

Mackay reminisces
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 13, 1931
Sportswriter Gordon Mackay reminisces about recently disbanded Frankford Yellow Jackets.

Fans

Drum & Bugle Corps
1926 & 1927 clippings from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publications not identified.
Two brief articles on the American Legion Post 211's Drum & Bugle Corp, which frequently entertained fans at Yellow Jackets' games.

Legion pledges support
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 14, 1930.
Frankford's American Legion Post 211 pledges its support to the Yellow Jackets organization.

Fan enthusiasm
1926 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Brief article on Frankford's strong team spirit and fan enthusiasm.

Lady Yellow Jackets
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 7, 1926
A descriptive report of the Lady Yellow Jackets appearance at half-time antics.  

Frankford Stadium / Yellow Jacket Field

Grand opening
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
News clipping reporting on the grand opening of Frankford Stadium.

Fire
Philadelphia Record, July 28, 1931
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, July 28, 1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, July 31, 1931
Three articles on the fire that severely damaged Frankford Stadium.

Games

vs. All-New Britain, November 26, 1925
1925 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. All-Philadelphia, October 22, 1922
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 23, 1922
Brief report of game in Yellow Jacket players, under the guise of the "Scranton All-Americans," defeat All-Philadelphia eleven.

vs. Atlantic City, November 25, 1899
Philadelphia Record, November 26, 1899
One line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Battery-H, December 15, 1929
1929 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Brief report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Canton Bulldogs, December 15, 1923
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Chicago Bears, December 5, 1925
1925 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Brief report of the game.

vs. Clifton Heights Orange & Black, December 19, 1926
Evening Public Ledger, December 20, 1926
Brief report on cancellation of the game.

vs. Conshohocken, October 20, 1900
Philadelphia Record, October 21, 1900
One line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Dayton Triangles, November 27, 1924
Philadelphia Record, November 28, 1924; 1924 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Two articles reporting the 1924 Thanksgiving Day game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Duluth Eskimos, November 13, 1926
1926 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Brief report of the game.

vs. East-Falls, October 6, 1900
Philadelphia Record, October 7, 1900
Three line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Gilberton, October 20, 1923
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Haddonfield, October 19, 1901
Philadelphia Record, October 20, 1901
Three line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Holmesburg Athletic Club, November 18, 1922
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 20, 1922; 1922 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Two descriptive reports of the game in which the Yellow Jackets defeat Holmesburg and claim the football championship of Philadelphia. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. New York Giants, November 30, 1922
1922 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the 1922 Thanksgiving Day game.

vs. Orange A. C., October 21, 1922
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 23, 1922
Brief report of the game.

vs. New York Giants, November 29, 1923
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the 1923 Thanksgiving Day game.

vs. Penna. Institute for the Deaf & Mute, November 29, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 30, 1902
Three line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Philadelphia & Reading YMCA, October 28, 1899
Philadelphia Record, October 29, 1899
One line report of the game.

vs. Pottsville Maroons, November 29, 1925
1925 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary

vs. Princeton Scrub, November 2, 1901
Philadelphia Record, November 3, 1901
Brief report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Provident Steam Roller, December 11, 1926
Frankford Yellow Jackets game program, December 18, 1926
Brief report of the game highlights.

vs. Riverside, December 16, 1923
Philadelphia Record, December 17, 1923
Report of game in which Yellow Jacket players, under the guise of the "Philadelphia Quakers," defeat Riverside. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Rochester Jeffersons, September 27, 1924
1924 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Union Athletic Association, November 27, 1920
Philadelphia Record, November 28, 1920
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Games, Thanksgiving Day

vs. Green Bay Packers, 1926, 1928 and 1930
1926 & 1928 clippings from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publications not identified.
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 28, 1930
A series of reports of the 1926, 1928 and 1930 Thanksgiving Day games.

vs. New York Giant, 1922
1922 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the 1922 Thanksgiving Day game.

vs. New York Giants, 1923
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the game.

vs. Dayton Triangles, 1924
Philadelphia Record, November 28, 1924; 1924 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Two articles reporting the 1924 Thanksgiving Day game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. All-New Britain, 1925
1925 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Personnel (players, coaches, etc...)

Behman, Russell "Bull"
1925 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publications not identified.
A brief article on Yellow Jackets' captain Russell "Bull" Behman.

Behman, Russell "Bull"
Philadelphia Record, December 2, 1925
Behman suspended from team for "indifferent playing."

Behman, Russell "Bull"
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 23, 1928
Bull Behman and Wally Diehl named to league all-star team.

Berryman, Robert "Punk"
1924 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report on outlook for the 1924 Yellow Jackets under coach Punk Berryman.

Calhoun, Bobby
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, February 6, 1931
Article featuring long time Yellow Jackets' and later Philadelphia Eagles' announcer Bobby Calhoun.

Chamberlin, Guy
1925 & 1926 clippings from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publications not identified.
Two brief articles on the Yellow Jackets expectations and progress under coach Guy Chamberlin.

Diehl, Wally
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 23, 1928
Bull Behman and Wally Diehl named to league all-star team.

Evans, Joe
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, October 9, 1931
Joe Evens appointed manager, Warner Mizell signed.

Elkins, Fait "Chief"
1928 clippings from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Two articles describing Elkins 98-yard kick return in a 1928 game against the Chicago Cardinals.

Hamer, "Tex"
Philadelphia Record, November 4, 1927
Tex Hamer released by the Yellow Jackets.

Holden, Theodore "Thee"
Philadelphia Record, December 21, 1926
Report on the resignation of Thee Holden as president of the Frankford Athletic Association.

Little, Lou
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source not identified.
Report on Frankford's early season progress under coach Lou Little.

Mizell, Warner
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, October 9, 1931
Warner Mizell signed, Joe Evens appointed manager.

Moran, Tom
1927 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Report on expectations for the Yellow Jackets under interim coach Tom Moran.

Moran, Charlie
Philadelphia Record, November 4, 1927
"Uncle Charlie" Moran resigns as coach, replaced by Swede Youngstrom.

Smith, Pat
Philadelphia Record, September 23, 1923
Report on the signing of University of Michigan star fullback Pat Smith.

Pre-season preparations

1924
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, September 16, 1924
Report on coach Berryman's 1924 pre-season preparations.

1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, September 11, 1931
Report on Yellow Jackets' preparations for the 1931 season.

FRANKFORD LEGION

Frankford Legion Field / Yellow Trojan Field

New playing field ready
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 3, 1933
Report on the Legion's acquisition of new playing facility and the state of the Interstate League.

Games

vs. Columbia Elks, November 20, 1932
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 25, 1932
Very brief report of the game.

vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 11, 1933
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 25, 1932
Report of the game.

vs. Roxborough Panthers, November 19, 1932
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 25, 1932
One line report on the cancellation of the game.

vs. Shamokin, November 8, 1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 13, 1931
Brief report of the game.

vs. Shenandoah Presidents, November 26, 1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 27, 1931
Report of the game.

vs. Tacony Aces, November 24, 1932
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 25, 1932
Brief report of the game.

Games, Thanksgiving Day

vs. Shenandoah Presidents, November 26, 1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 27, 1931
Report of the game.

vs. Tacony Aces, November 24, 1932
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 25, 1932
Brief report of the game.

Miscellaneous

notice to public, 1933
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, October 6, 1933
Notice to the public that the new Frankford Legion is in no way affiliated with Frankford Post 211 of the American Legion.

Pre-season preparations

1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, September 18, 1931

1933
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, September 8, 1933

1934
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, September 28, 1934

HOG ISLAND ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Championship, Delaware River shipyards, 1919

Hog Island claims shipyards' title
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 30, 1919
A brief description of the game in which Hog Island claims championship of the Delaware River shipyards. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Games

vs. Germantown All-Scholastics, November 1, 1919
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 3, 1919
Two line description of the game.

vs. Merchant Ship, October 19, 1918
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 21, 1918
Brief description of the game.

vs. New York Ship, November 29, 1919
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 30, 1919
A brief description of the game in which Hog Island claims championship of the Delaware River shipyards. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. USS Minnesota, October 26, 1918
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 28, 1918
Descriptive report of the game.

HOLMESBURG ATHLETIC CLUB

Championship, city of Philadelphia, 1920

Holmesburg claims city title
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 26, 1920
Two line report of the game, in which Holmesburg claims city title. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Games

vs. Conshohocken Athletic Club, October 25, 1919
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 27, 1919
Brief report of the game.

vs. Bridesburg, November 25, 1920
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 26, 1920
Two line report of the game, in which Holmesburg claims city title. Includes line-ups and scoring summary,

vs. Chesbrook Athletic Club (of Wilmington, DE), October 2, 1920
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 3, 1920
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Coaldale Big Green, November 22, 1919
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 24, 1919
Descriptive report of the game.

vs. Conshohocken Athletic Club, November 13, 1920
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 14, 1920
Two line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Conshohocken Athletic Club, November 19, 1921
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 21, 1921
Descriptive report of the game.

vs. Frankford Athletic Association Yellow Jackets, November 18, 1922
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 20, 1922; 1922 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
Descriptive reports of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Parkside, October 18, 1919
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 18, 1919
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Philadelphia Quakers, November 11, 1921
Philadelphia Record, November 12, 1921
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Rex Athletic Club, November 15, 1919
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 17, 1919
Descriptive report of the game.

vs. USS Michigan, November 1, 1919
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 2, 1919
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Washington Pros, October 23, 1921
Washington Post, October 24, 1921
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring 

Team summaries

One of Holmesburg's Great Football Teams
Frankford Times, Philadelphia, July 19, 1943
Historical sketch of the 1915 Holmesburg eleven.

1925
Clipping from, Holmesburg Scrap Book, Vol. 2, original source not identified
Brief summary of Holmesburg's 1925(?) season.

PARK AVENUE WHEELMEN

Games

vs. Century Wheelmen, November 19, 1892
Philadelphia Record, November 20, 1892
Descriptive report of game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Century Wheelmen, November 18, 1893
Philadelphia Record, November 1, 1893
Announcement of upcoming game between Century and Park Avenue. Includes expected line-ups.

vs. Century Wheelmen, November 18, 1893
Philadelphia Record, November 19, 1893
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS FOOTBALL CLUB

Games

vs. All-Syracuse, October 11, 1903
Philadelphia Record, October 12, 1903
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Kanaweola Bicycle Club, November 21, 1902
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 22, 1902
A one line report on pro football's first night game.

vs. Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA of Philadelphia, November 1, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 2, 1902
Report of the game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Philadelphia Phillies, October 18, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 19, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Philadelphia Phillies, October 25, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 26, 1902
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and description of "...an impromptu slugging match" along the sidelines.

vs. Philadelphia Phillies, December 5, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 6, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Pittsburgh Stars, November 8, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 9, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Pittsburgh Stars, November 27, 1902
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 28, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Pittsburgh Stars, November 27, 1902
Pittsburgh Leader, November 28, 1902
Game line-ups and summary.

PHILADELPHIA FOOTBALL CLUB / PHILADELPHIA PROS

Games

vs. Conshohocken Tigers, October 19, 1901
Philadelphia Record, October 20, 1901
Brief report of the game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Homestead, November 23, 1901
Philadelphia Record, November 18, 1901
Pre-game hype: "The game will practically decide the professional football championship of the United States..."

vs. Homestead, November 23, 1901
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 1901
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and illustrations.

vs. Lafayette, November 5, 1901
Philadelphia Record, November 6, 1901
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups.

Season summary

1901
Philadelphia Record, December 2, 1901
Assessment of 1901 "professional" football season, with comparison of Philadelphia and Homestead teams.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES FOOTBALL CLUB

Games

vs. Philadelphia Athletics, October 18, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 19, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Philadelphia Athletics, October 25, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 26, 1902
Report of the game. Includes line-ups and description of, "...an impromptu slugging match," along the sidelines.

vs. Philadelphia Athletics, December 6, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 7, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Pittsburgh Stars, November 22, 1902
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 23, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Orange Athletic Club, November 27, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 28, 1902
Brief report of the game. Includes line-ups.

vs. Steelton YMCA, October 4, 1902
Philadelphia Record, October 5, 1902
Detailed report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Wilmington Athletic Association, November 8, 1902
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 9, 1902
Line-ups and scoring summary.

PHILADELPHIA QUAKERS

Championship, American Football League, 1926

Quakers capture title
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 28, 1926
Detailed report of the game in which Quakers defeat New York to capture American Football League title. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Challenges issued to Frankford Yellow Jackets and NFL
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 29, 1926
AFL champion Quakers seek games with Frankford Yellow Jackets and NFL champions.

Games

vs. New York Giants, December 12, 1926
Philadelphia Record, December 13, 1926
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. New York Yankees, November 27, 1926
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 28, 1926
Detailed report of the game in which Quakers capture American Football League title. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Personnel (players, coaches, etc...)

Elliott, "Doc"
Philadelphia Record, November 23, 1926
Quakers sign former Lafayette and Cleveland Panther star "Doc" Elliott

POTTSVILLE MAROONS

Championship, Anthracite League, 1924

Maroons capture Anthracite League crown
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 24, 1924
Descriptive reports of the game in which Maroons defeat the Coaldale to clinch the 1924 Anthracite League crown.

Championship, National Football League, 1925

Banquet planned
Philadelphia Record, December 14, 1925
Pottsville Chamber of Commerce plans banquet to honor team.

Cardinals refuse 1925 NFL title
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, February 8, 1926
Chicago Cardinals head, Chris O'Brien, refuses 1925 NFL title.

Fans welcome team and celebrate title victory
Philadelphia Record, December 8, 1925
Pottsville fans celebrate Maroons' capture of the NFL title.

Franchise suspended
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 1925; Associated Press, December 13, 1925
Pottsville Maroons' National Football League franchise suspended by league officials.

Maroons capture NFL title
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 7, 1925
Descriptive reports of the game in which Maroons defeat the Chicago Cardinals and claim the 1925 NFL championship.

Reflections on the controversy
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 18, 1925
Sportswriter Gordon Mackay's reflections on the controversy surrounding the 1925 Pottsville Maroons.

Rendell adopts Maroons' cause
Philadelphia Daily News, March 18, 2003
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell takes up the cause of restoring the 1925 NFL title to the Maroons.

Owners vote against reconsidering Maroons case
Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald, October 31, 2003
Philadelphia Inquirer
, October 31, 2003
Philadelphia Daily News, October 31, 2003
Team owners at NFL's 2003 Fall Meeting vote 30 to 2 against reopening the 1925 championship file.

Commemorations

State historic marker erected
Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald, November 11, 1999
State Historic Marker unveiled commemorating Pottsville Maroons.

Highway renamed in honor of team
Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald, December 13, 2002
Local highway renamed for Pottsville Maroons.

Games

vs. Akron Indians, November 7, 1926
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 8, 1926
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Atlantic City Roses, November 9, 1924
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 11, 1924
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Atlantic City Roses, December 20, 1925
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 21, 1925
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Buffalo Rangers, October 31, 1926
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, November 1, 1926
Descriptive reports of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Chicago Cardinals, December 6, 1925
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 7, 1925
Descriptive reports of the game in which Maroons claimed the 1925 NFL championship.

vs. Coaldale Big Green, October 21, 1923
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, October 22, 1923
Descriptive reports of the game.

vs. Coaldale Big Green, November 23, 1924
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 24, 1924
Descriptive reports of the game in which Maroons clinch the 1924 Anthracite League crown.

vs. Colwyn, September 21, 1924
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, September 22, 1924
Three line report of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Gilberton, November 16, 1924
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 17, 1924
Brief description of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Wilkes-Barre, October 5, 1924
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, October 6, 1924
Brief description of the game along with line-ups and scoring summary.

"The Perfect Football Machine"
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2, 1925
Sportswriter Gordon Mackay previews the Maroons' upcoming game against the Notre Dame All-Stars.

vs. Notre Dame All Stars, December 12, 1925
Philadelphia Record, December 13, 1925
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups, scoring summary and images.

Miscellaneous

Rumors of a player strike
Philadelphia Record, December 27, 1926
Striegel denies rumors of a strike among Maroons' players; speculation that Charlie Berry may take over control of the team.

Personnel (players, coaches, etc...)

Latone, Tony
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, December 23, 1928
Tony Latone named to league all-star team.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

General information

1900
Philadelphia Record, December 3, 1900
Assessment of "professional" football with a focus on Western Pennsylvania's "big four" -- Homestead, Duquesne, Latrobe and Greensburg.

1901
Philadelphia Record, December 2, 1901
Assessment of 1901 "professional" football season, with comparison of Philadelphia and Homestead teams.

STADIUMS

Frankford Legion Field / Yellow Trojan Field

New playing field ready
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, November 3, 1933
Report on the Legion's acquisition of new playing facility and the state of the Interstate League.

Frankford Stadium / Yellow Jacket Field

Grand opening
1923 clipping from, A Documentary Scrapbook of Football in Frankford, original source publication not identified.
News clipping reporting on the grand opening of Frankford Stadium.

Fire
Philadelphia Record, July 28, 1931
Public Ledger, Philadelphia, July 28, 1931
Frankford Gazette, Philadelphia, July 31, 1931
Three articles on the fire which severely damaged Frankford Stadium.

UNION CLUB

Games

vs. Frankford Athletic Association Yellow Jackets, November 27, 1920
Philadelphia Record, November 28, 1920
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

UNION QUAKERS / UNION ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA

Games

vs. Canton Bulldogs, November 19, 1921 -- cancelled
Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, November 18, 1921
Canton Bulldogs cancel game.

vs. Coaldale Big Green, October 29, 1921
Philadelphia Record, October 30, 1921
Brief report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Frankford Athletic Association Yellow Jackets, November 27, 1920
Philadelphia Record, November 28, 1920
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. Holmesburg Athletic Club, November 11, 1921
Philadelphia Record, November 12, 1921
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

vs. New York Giants, November 5, 1921
Philadelphia Record, November 6, 1921
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups and scoring summary.

Personnel (players, coaches, etc...)

Player dispute with Buffalo
Buffalo Courier, November 20, 1921
Players led by Heinie Miller refuse to return to Buffalo

US ARMY AMBULANCE CORPS / USAACS

Games

vs. Camp Meade Officers, November 24, 1917
Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia, November 25, 1917
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups, scoring summary.

vs. League Island Marines, October 27, 1917
Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia, October 28, 1917
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups, scoring summary.

vs. Penn State, September 29, 1917
Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia, September 30, 1917
Descriptive report of the game. Includes line-ups, scoring summary.

Miscellaneous

1918 team organized
Evening Bulletin, October 21, 1918
Announcement that the team has been formed for the 1918 season.


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