American Leagues, World Gridiron

American Football League 1936-1937

AFL 1936

 

P W L T PF PA PCT
Boston Shamrocks 11 8 3 0 .727
Cleveland Rams 9 7 2 2 .714
New York Yankees 10 5 3 2 .625
Pittsburgh Americans 6 3 2 1 .600
Rochester Tigers 7 1 6 0 .143
Brooklyn Tigers 7 0 6 1 .000

Reference: [1]

 

AFL 1937

 

P W L T PF PA PCT
Los Angeles Bulldogs 8 8 0 0 1.000
Rochester Tigers 7 3 3 1 .500
New York Yankees 6 2 3 1 .400
Cincinnati Bengals 7 2 3 2 .400
Boston Shamrocks 7 2 5 0 .286
Pittsburgh Americans 3 0 3 0 .000

Reference: [1]

Report

From the 1920s to the 1960s there were numerous rival leagues to the NFL, which were either Major League or a Minor League just below the level of the NFL.

The AFL was one such Major League rival, and the Boston Shamrocks catered for the large Irish-American market in that city. They won the league in 1936 over the Cleveland Rams in second, who the following year joined the NFL, eventually becoming the Los Angeles Rams.

The Shamrocks second season was not a successful as they posted only two wins, and the league folded at the end of the season.

References

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Websites

 

[1] Pro Football Hall of Fame (2005) American Football League Standings (1936-37) [Internet] Available from: http://www.profootballhof.com/news/american-football-league-standings-1936-37/ [Accessed 5 June 2017]

 

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Irene Carroll, Margaret Williams

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 27 December 2018

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and INAWSA 2018

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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