Last Team Standing

Last Team Standing

How the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- Saved Pro Football During World War II

eBook - 2013
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Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, this book delves into the severe player shortage during the war which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, creating the "Steagles." The team's center was deaf in one ear, its wide receiver was blind in one eye (and partially blind in the other), and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he'd never before played football with a helmet. Yet somehow, this group of players-deemed unfit for military service due to age or ph.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781613748886
9781613748862
Branch Call Number: 796.332 Al
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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