Salinas Packers | California Pro American Football 1936-1937

Salinas Packers 1936

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Salinas Packers 1937

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There was no League season on the West Coast from 1936-1937, with the Salinas Packers playing an independent schedule. In 1936 they defeated the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the AFL 21-17, and Wisconsin Cardinals 61-0. The Packers played against the Brooklyn Dodgers of the NFL in 1936, losing 18-0 and also the Green Bay Packers (NFL Champions) who won 42-7. [1]

In 1937 the Salinas Packers played three AFL teams: Los Angeles Bulldogs (Later that season AFL Champions), losing 0-13, two victory over the Rochester Tigers (25-0) and (7-3), and the Boston Shamrocks (Salinas beat the defending AFL Champions 41-0). The Bulldogs won two December games against the Packers, leaving a 3-0 sweep for the LA team on the West Coast in 1937. [2]

In 1938 Pro League Football returned to the West Coast, with the California Football League, featuring the Salinas Packers.


[1]  California Dreamin’ – West Coast Pros in the 1930s – Bob Gill, in association with Tod Maher, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1984) California Dreamin’ – West Coast Pros in the 1930s [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 October 2018

 [2] Tod Maher, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1987) The Salinas Packers [Internet] Available from:   [Accessed 9 October 2018]


Thanks to Eoin O’Fearghaill.

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