• Redskins New Nickname

    The team moved to Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) the next year, and Marshall changed the name to the “Redskins” apparently in honor of then coach Lone Star Dietz, a Native American, he claimed to be part Sioux, but his actual ancestry has been challenged.

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The club moved to Fenway Park, home of the American League's Boston Red Sox, whereupon owners changed the team's name to the Boston Redskins. To round out the change, Marshall hired William "Lone Star" Dietz, who was thought to be part Sioux, as the team's head coach. However, Boston wasn't much of a football town at the time and the team had difficulty drawing fans.

Established
1932

City
Boston
- Washington D.C.

League History
1932 - Present / National Football League

Team History
1937 - Present / Washington Redskins
1933 - 1936 / Boston Redskins

1932 / Boston Braves

Nickname
Redskins - George Preston Marshall acquired an NFL franchise in 1932 and named it the Boston Braves after the city’s Major League Baseball team. However, after a financially devastating and poorly attended season in 1932, Marshall abandoned the Braves name in favor of the Redskins.

Championship
Super Bowl  0
1992, 1988, 1983
NFL Championship  0
1942, 1937

Stadium
2000 - Present / FedEx Field
1997 - 1999 / Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
1969 - 1996 / RFK Stadium
1961 - 1968 / D.C. Stadium
1937 - 1960 / Griffith Stadium

*Boston*
1933 - 1936 / Fenway Park
1932 / Braves Field

Owner
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

Who is the greatest Boston Redskins?

Retired Number
33 Sammy Baugh

Mascot

*Blue is this team’s history

Redskins History Comments

 

 

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