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1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL title...



Item # 642932

December 17, 1945

THE DETROIT NEWS, December 17, 1945

* Cleveland Rams win NFL football championship
* (St. Louis) vs. Washington Redskins


The sport's section (page 13) has a six column headline: "Cleveland Hails First Pro Championship" with subhead, 2 related photos, stats and lineups. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, rag edition, brownish toning on most of the front page (see), a little spine wear, otherwise very nice.

wikipedia notes: In the 1945 National Football League Championship Game, the Cleveland Rams defeated the Washington Redskins, 15–14, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on December 16, 1945. This was the last game before the Rams moved to Los Angeles, California and was the 13th annual NFL championship game. One play which provided the Rams' margin of victory led to a significant rule change in professional American football. Additionally, It was the coldest NFL championship game up to that time with a temperature of -8°F.

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