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Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles merge to create "Steagles"...
Item # 579619
June 20, 1943
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, June 20, 1943
* Pittsburgh Steelers & Philadelphia Eagles merge
* Phil-Pitt "Steagles"
* NFL football - World War II era
This 50+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Grid Pros to Operate with 8 Clubs", "National Loop Heads Approve Merger of the 2 Penn Teams, Eagles and Steelers"
See photos for text. This tells of the merger between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles during a shortage of players due to World War II, and created the "Steagles".
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on the war. Minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.
Category: The 20th Century