RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 670411867 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=589669 T1 Last Team Standing How the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles-- The "Steagles"--Saved Pro Football During World War II. A1 Algeo, Matthew., PB Da Capo Press PP New York YR 2009 SN 9780786733040 0786733047 AB 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'