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Last Team Standing : How the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles-- The "Steagles"--Saved Pro Football During World War II.

Author: Matthew Algeo
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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During World War II, the national Football League faced a crisis unimaginable today: a shortage of players. By 1943, so many players were in the armed forces that the league was forced to fold one team (the Cleveland Rams) and merge two others: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Thus were the "Steagles" born. The Steagles included military draft rejects, a superstar lured out of retirement, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Algeo, Matthew.
Last Team Standing.
New York : Da Capo Press, 2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Algeo
ISBN: 9780786733040 0786733047
OCLC Number: 756697710
Description: 1 online resource

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During World War II, the national Football League faced a crisis unimaginable today: a shortage of players. By 1943, so many players were in the armed forces that the league was forced to fold one team (the Cleveland Rams) and merge two others: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Thus were the "Steagles" born. The Steagles included military draft rejects, a superstar lured out of retirement, and even a few active-duty servicemen who got leave for the games. Yet, somehow, this motley crew posted a winning record-the first in Eagles' history and the second in Steelers'

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