Boston Braves Team FormationThe city of Boston, Massachusetts, was awarded an NFL franchise on July 9, 1932, under the ownership of George Preston Marshall, Vincent Bendix, Jay O’Brien, and Dorland Doyle. They were given the nucleus of the defunct Newark Tornadoes which folded after the 1930 season and was sold back to the NFL; although none of the members of the 1930 Newark ...
History of the Braves
The Boston Braves, a professional American football team based in Massachusetts, have an impressive history of success. From 1932 to 1942 the franchise was part of the National Football League (NFL). During this time they won two NFL championships and had three Hall-of-Famers on their roster.
The first championship came during their inaugural season in 1932 when they defeated the Chicago Bears 6–0 at Fenway Park. This game is famously known as “the Sneakers Game” because coach Lud Wray ordered his players to wear sneakers for better traction on a wet field due to rain that day. The second title followed just one year later with another victory over the Bears 9–7 at Comiskey Park in Chicago for back-to-back titles and making them one of only four franchises ever to do so since the 1920s NFL began to play.
In addition, there were three members from those teams who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame: fullback Ernie Nevers (1963), halfback/coach Wilbur "Pete" Henry (1962), and tackle Cal Hubbard (1963). These men helped lead Boston's success during this era which also included five divisional titles between 1933 - 1940, as well as several playoff appearances before disbanding after World War II, which ended in 1945 due lack of resources needed by teams across all sports leagues throughout America at that time period.
Overall, it was an incredibly successful decade for what became known as “the original Boston Braves” despite its brief existence within NFL's ranks; however, its legacy still lives strong today through both memories shared amongst fans who remember watching these games live or even those revisiting past glory days via archival footage online or otherwise available media outlets such television documentaries about classic sports moments like these!
Boston - Washington D.C.
1932 - Present / National Football League
2020 - Present / Washington Football Team
1937 - 2020 / Washington Redskins
1933 - 1936 / Boston Redskins
1932 / Boston Braves
Braves - Initially, the new team took the same name as their landlords, the Boston Braves, one of the two local baseball teams at the time.
Super Bowl 0
1992, 1988, 1983
NFL Championship 0
2000 - Present / FedEx Field
1997 - 1999 / Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
1969 - 1996 / RFK Stadium
1961 - 1968 / D.C. Stadium
1937 - 1960 / Griffith Stadium
1933 - 1936 / Fenway Park
1932 / Braves Field
1999 - Present / Daniel Snyder
1997 - 1999 / Jack Kent Cooke foundation
1985 - 1997 / Jack Kent Cooke
1974 - 1985 / Jack Kent Cooke and Edward Bennett Williams
1969 - 1974 / Edward Bennett Williams
1932 - 1969 / George Preston Marshall
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
33 / Sammy Baugh
49 / Bobby Mitchell
*Blue is this team’s history