Boston Bulldogs (AFL)

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The Boston Bulldogs were a professional American football team that competed in the first American Football League in 1926.wikipedia
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The Boston Bulldogs were a professional American football team that competed in the first American Football League in 1926.

Braves Field

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Owned by Robert McKirby, the Bulldogs lasted only six games into the AFL season, playing one home game in Braves Field and one in Fenway Park.
Braves Field was one of two homes (with Fenway Park) of the Boston Bulldogs of the first American Football League (in 1926) and the Boston Shamrocks of the second AFL (in 1936 and 1937).

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The Boston Bulldogs were a professional American football team that competed in the first American Football League in 1926.
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Herb Treat

Coached by player-coach Herb Treat, the majority of the team played their college football in New England, Pennsylvania, and New York.
He was also the player-coach of the first professional football team in Boston, the Boston Bulldogs of 1926.

Fenway Park

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Owned by Robert McKirby, the Bulldogs lasted only six games into the AFL season, playing one home game in Braves Field and one in Fenway Park.
Football has been played at Fenway since at least 1916; In 1926, the first American Football League's Boston Bulldogs played at both Fenway and Braves Field; the Boston Shamrocks of the second AFL did the same in 1936 and 1937.

Erwin Gehrke

Erwin Gehrke and Carl Etelman shared the kicking duties.
In his one-season career he played for the Boston Bulldogs in 1926.

Joe McGlone

The offense led by Joe McGlone (who started the season playing for the Providence Steam Roller) was inconsistent, scoring a total of 20 points in its existence… 17 of which were tallied in one game (a 17-0 victory over the Brooklyn Horsemen on October 17, 1926).
He was also a member of the Boston Bulldogs of the American Football League.

Brooklyn Lions / Horsemen (1926)

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The offense led by Joe McGlone (who started the season playing for the Providence Steam Roller) was inconsistent, scoring a total of 20 points in its existence… 17 of which were tallied in one game (a 17-0 victory over the Brooklyn Horsemen on October 17, 1926).
After losses to the Los Angeles Wildcats and Boston Bulldogs in front of decreasing crowds, a scheduled game at Ebbets Field against league leader (and eventual champion) Philadelphia Quakers was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Bill Cronin (fullback)

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Bill Cronin, a tailback, scored the team's only offensive touchdown (the other TD was scored on a fumble recovery by Charlie Morrison).
He was also a member of the Boston Bulldogs of the American Football League (AFL).

Al Pierotti

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In 1926, Pierotti played for the Boston Bulldogs of the American Football League, a NFL rival started by Red Grange and his agent C. C. Pyle.

Bull Lowe

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He played five seasons for the Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Providence Steam Roller, and Frankford Yellow Jackets of the National Football League and the Boston Bulldogs of the first American Football League.

Rock Island Independents

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With the departure of the Rock Island Independents the following week, the fate of the first American Football League was sealed.
Founding American Football League teams for 1926 were the Boston Bulldogs, Brooklyn Horsemen, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Panthers, Los Angeles Wildcats, Newark Bears, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Quakers and the Rock Island Independents.

C. C. Pyle

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While Robert McKirby was the owner of the team, it was subsidized by league founders C. C. Pyle and Red Grange (who owned the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Wildcats, and a portion of the Chicago Bulls).

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The Boston Bulldogs were a professional American football team that competed in the first American Football League in 1926.

Player-coach

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Coached by player-coach Herb Treat, the majority of the team played their college football in New England, Pennsylvania, and New York.

New England

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Coached by player-coach Herb Treat, the majority of the team played their college football in New England, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Pennsylvania

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Coached by player-coach Herb Treat, the majority of the team played their college football in New England, Pennsylvania, and New York.

New York (state)

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Coached by player-coach Herb Treat, the majority of the team played their college football in New England, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Providence Steamrollers (National Football League)

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The offense led by Joe McGlone (who started the season playing for the Providence Steam Roller) was inconsistent, scoring a total of 20 points in its existence… 17 of which were tallied in one game (a 17-0 victory over the Brooklyn Horsemen on October 17, 1926).

Halfback (American football)

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Bill Cronin, a tailback, scored the team's only offensive touchdown (the other TD was scored on a fumble recovery by Charlie Morrison).

Fumble

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Bill Cronin, a tailback, scored the team's only offensive touchdown (the other TD was scored on a fumble recovery by Charlie Morrison).

Red Grange

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While Robert McKirby was the owner of the team, it was subsidized by league founders C. C. Pyle and Red Grange (who owned the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Wildcats, and a portion of the Chicago Bulls).

New York Yankees (NFL)

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While Robert McKirby was the owner of the team, it was subsidized by league founders C. C. Pyle and Red Grange (who owned the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Wildcats, and a portion of the Chicago Bulls).

Los Angeles Wildcats

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While Robert McKirby was the owner of the team, it was subsidized by league founders C. C. Pyle and Red Grange (who owned the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Wildcats, and a portion of the Chicago Bulls).

Chicago Bulls (AFL, 1926)

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While Robert McKirby was the owner of the team, it was subsidized by league founders C. C. Pyle and Red Grange (who owned the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Wildcats, and a portion of the Chicago Bulls).