San Francisco 49ers program_1946

1946 - San Francisco 49ers Team Formation

The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco, and one of the first professional sports teams based on the West Coast of the United States. The team also became the first “big four” sport (i.e., baseball, football, basketball, or hockey) franchise to play in the Western United States. The Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles the same year.