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History of Pro Football in Western New York


  1936

 

Regular Season Attendance
September 20, 1936
September 27, 1936
October 4, 1936

October 11, 1936

October 14, 1936
October 18, 1936

October 22, 1936
October 25, 1936
November 1, 1936

November 8, 1936

November 11, 1936
November 15, 1936

November 22, 1936
November 26, 1936

November 29, 1936
Boston Shamrocks 14 @ Syracuse Braves 3
Syracuse Braves 6 @ New York Yankees 13
Brooklyn Tigers @ Cleveland Rams
Pittsburgh Americans 27 @ Syracuse Braves 16
Brooklyn Tigers 6 @ Boston Shamrocks 10
Syracuse Braves 0 @ Cleveland Rams 26
Brooklyn Tigers 6 @ New York Yankees 17
Brooklyn Tigers 13 @ Pittsburgh Americans 17
New York Yankees 13 @ Syracuse Braves 0
Syracuse Braves @ Brooklyn Tigers
Syracuse Braves 16 @ Boston Shamrocks 7
Brooklyn Tigers 3 @ New York Yankees 3
Boston Shamrocks 13 @ Rochester Braves 0*
Brooklyn Tigers 14 @ Cleveland Rams 15
Rochester Braves @ Brooklyn Tigers
Pittsburgh Americans @ Brooklyn Tigers
Rochester Doyles 0 @ Rochester Tigers 24**
Rochester Braves @ Pittsburgh Americans
Boston Shamrocks 13 @ Rochester Tigers 10
Cleveland Rams 7 @ Rochester Tigers 6
Rochester Tigers @ Rochester Braves
New York Yankees @ Rochester Tigers

2,700
6,000
Postponed
1,200
10,000
7,280
4,000
2,000
1,900
Cancelled
13,542
19,365
4,000
10,636
Cancelled
Cancelled
2,300
Cancelled
7,310
5,000
Cancelled
Cancelled

*The Braves started playing in Rochester on November 1, 1936. Their opening game was delayed 40 minutes at halftime when members of the Braves demanded back pay. The game was finished, but management folded the team after the game.

**The first game as the Rochester Tigers was against the Rochester Doyles, a semi-pro team.

 

1936 Brooklyn/Rochester Tigers
Coach: Mike Palm
Owners: Mike Palm & Harry Newman
Record: (0-6-1 AFL) (1-6-1 Total)

Name GP/GS Pos. Ht. Wt.
Charles Baker
Jack Begelman
Don Dailey
Bob Dobyns
Hal Endler
“Dick” Frahm
“Mack” Gladden
Pat Harrison
Clare Helmer
Frank Hughes
“Horse” Kaplan
“Duke” Lochiner
“Babe” Lyon
Nate Machlowitz
“Sunny” Munday
Harry Newman
Tom Oliver
“Speedy” O’Neill
Hughie Rhea
“Bee” Rogers
“Red” Saussele
“Tiny” Thompson
Clyde Williams
Stan Zuk
 

G

HB-FB

C

G

E

FB

E

T

T

E

G-T

FB-HB

T

HB

T-FB

QB

HB-FB

HB

E

C

HB

C

G

HB-FB

5’10”

6’0”

5’10”

5’11”

6’2”

5’10”

6’2”

6’2”

6’3”

6’2”

6’1”

6’1”

6’2”

5’1”

6’2”

5’8”

6’1”

6’0”

6’2”

5’8”

5’1”

6’0”

6’2”

6’0”

192

197

180

182

194

189

200

215

240

190

210

190

225

180

215

175

180

185

218

210

180

205

210

200

 

1936 Syracuse/Rochester Braves
Coach: Don Irwin (0-3-0), "Red" Badgro (1-3-0)
Manager: Ted Goldstein
Record: 1-6-0

Name GP/GS Pos. Ht. Wt.
Hank Andorka
“Red” Badgro
Hank Bogacki
Paul Clancy
Square Clark*
Benny Davis
Joe Demyanovich
“Red” Egan
“Swede” Ellstrom
Fillington
Al Floyd
John Franklyn
Ed Garland
Francis Gavin
Izzy Ginsberg
Russ Hale
Floyd Hein
Frank Hughes
Clarence Inabinet
“Bull” Irwin
Sol Kramer
Charlie McBride
“Connie” McNeese
John Muscalino
“Deke” Pillsbury
“Tiny” Pincura
Ralph Radell
“Red” Saussele
Harry Shaub
Aden Van Cleef
Charlie Wasicek
 

T

E

C

E

B

B

-

B-C

FB

HB

E

T

T

E-QB-T

E

G-T

E-HB-FB

E

G-T

FB-HB

QB

HB-QB

HB-FB

G-C

C

T

HB

HB-FB

G

HB

T

6’2”

6’0”

5’9”

6’0”

-

-

-

5’8”

6’1”

-

6’4”

6’2”

6’2”

-

5’8”

6’0”

6’0”

6’2”

5’9”

6’1”

5’8”

5’10”

5’11”

5’10”

6’0”

6’3”

6’0”

5’10”

5’7”

-

-

212

190

195

193

-

-

200

215

205

-

190

230

225

-

175

200

195

190

215

197

200

187

180

195

205

226

189

180

215

-

-

*On active Roster but did not play.

All text taken from the Development of Pro Football in Western New York by Ken Crippen


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