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1945 Cleveland Rams win NFL title...

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December 17, 1945

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., December 17, 1945

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

The sport's section (page 8) has a two column heading: "Rams Win Before 32,178 Fans, 15-14, As Baugh's Pass Hits Post For Safety" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally 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.

Category: The 20th Century