HAGEMEISTER PARK (1919-22) - The book “A City and Its Team” used a 1923 picture of the Packers posing in a T-formation to try and pinpoint the location of the team’s field at Hagemeister. But the book wrongly concluded that the picture was taken from behind what is now East High by a photographer facing southwest. In reality, the picture was taken in Joannes Park, where the Packers practiced in 1923, with the camera pointed northwest toward the old Hagemeister Clubhouse, located at the corner of Walnut and Baird. The book also identified a picture taken in Hagemeister Park with Model Ts in the foreground and a ballpark in the back with a fence and bleachers as the Packers’ first home in 1919. That caption was wrong, too. In 1919, the Packers played on an open field, according to several stories written over the years by Calhoun and Rudolph. There was no fence or any bleachers. In 1920, local volunteers built a fence around a 400- by 200-foot area in Hagemeister Park so the Packers could charge admission and make money. Some bleachers also were erected. The lumber was donated by the Indian Packing Co., the Packers’ original sponsor. But when the season ended, the fence and stands were torn down, and the lumber was returned to the packing company. In the spring of 1921, a fence and stands were rebuilt for the local baseball team. Then when the Packers were admitted to what is now the NFL in late August, workers rushed to increase capacity to 3,600 by building box seats and bleachers extending between the 20-yard lines on both sides of the field. The ballpark was located roughly on what today would be the eastern half of East High based on survey maps in the Brown County Planning Dept., city fire atlases, Press-Gazette stories and various pictures. In the spring of 1923, the Green Bay School Board ordered that the Hagemeister ballpark be torn down immediately so construction could start on East High. The wood from the stadium was cut into sections, moved and used to build Bellevue Park, which was put up in less than three weeks to accommodate the local baseball team. “A City and Its Team” erroneously stated Bellevue was built five years earlier. (SOURCE: "Green Bay Packers history becomes a mix of facts, fiction" Green Bay Press-Gazette, October 31st 2011)
NOTE: Originally scheduled to play the Appleton Crescents and Sheboygan Falls Motors, but they both cancelled.
Nate Abrams           Al Martin
Henry (Tubby) Bero    Orlo Wylie McLean
Bradlee               Andy Muldoon
Jim Coffeen           Herbert Nichols
Jim Desjardin         Al Petcka
Dutch Dwyer           Sam Powers
Riggie Dwyer          Gus Rosenow
Jen Gallagher         Charlie Sauber
Fritz Gavin           Lyle (Cowboy) Wheeler
Wally Ladrow          Milt Wilson
Curly Lambeau         Martin Zoll
Wes Leaper            Carl Zoll
Herm Martell                  
Nate Abrams           Medley
Henry (Tubby) Bero    Murphy
Howard (Cub) Buck     Herbert Nichols
Jack Dalton           Al Petcka
Dutch Dwyer           Sam Powers
Jen Gallagher         Gus Rosenow
Fritz Gavin           Charlie Sauber
Fee Klaus             Smith
Wally Ladrow          Buff Wagner
Curly Lambeau         Lyle (Cowboy) Wheeler
Wes Leaper            Milt Wilson
Malis                 Martin Zoll
Herm Martell          Carl Zoll 
Orlo Wylie McLean
1919 REGULAR SEASON (10-1)
14 Menominee North End A.C.       W 53- 0      1- 0-0    N/A
21 Marinette Northerners          W 61- 0      2- 0-0    N/A
28 New London                     W 54- 0      3- 0-0    N/A
5  Sheboygan Company C            W 87- 0      4- 0-0    N/A
12 Racine                         W 76- 6      5- 0-0    N/A
19 at Ishpeming                   W 33- 0      6- 0-0  3,000
26 Oshkosh Professionals          W 85- 0      7- 0-0    N/A
2  Milwaukee Maple Leaf AC        W 53- 0     8- 0-0     N/A
9  Chicago Chilar A.C.            W 46- 0     9- 0-0     N/A
16 at Stambaugh Miners            W 17- 0    10- 0-0   2,500
23 at Beloit Professionals        L  0- 6    10- 1-0     N/A
26 Chicago Boosters               T  3- 3      0- 0-1  1,200
3  Kaukauna American Legion       W 56- 0      1- 0-1    N/A
10 Stambaugh Miners               W  3- 0      2- 0-1    800
17 Marinette Professionals        W 25- 0      3- 0-1    N/A
24 De Pere                        W 62- 0      4- 0-1  3,500
31 Beloit Fairies                 W  7- 0      5- 0-1  2,000
7  Milwaukee All-Stars            W  9- 0      6- 0-1    N/A
14 at Beloit Fairies              L  3-14      6- 1-1    N/A
21 Menominee Professionals        W 19- 7      7- 1-1    800
25 Stambaugh Miners               W 14- 0      8- 1-1    N/A
28 Milwaukee Lapham A.C.          W 26- 0      9- 1-1    N/A
1919-20 IN REVIEW
On the evening of August 11, 1919, a group of young athletes, called together by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun, gathered in the dingy editorial room of the old Green Bay Press-Gazette building and organized a football team. The initial spark had been struck a few weeks before during a casual street corner conversation between Lambeau and Calhoun. They talked Curly's employer at the Indian Packing Company into putting up some money for equipment. Because the packing company, which also permitted the use of its athletic field for practice, had provided the team's jerseys the club was identified in its early publicity as a project of the company. With this tie-in the name "Packers" was a natural, although the corporation had practically faded out of the picture before the season was half over. That 1st season the team won 10 games and lost only 1 against other teams from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Games were played in an open field with no fences or bleachers, and interested fans "passed the hat." In 1920, a section of stands was built, but it was just a small bleacher with a capacity of a couple hundred, on one side of the field, and a fee charged to sit there.
OK, so, technically, this list should be the first teams in the American Professional Football Association. The league would not be known as the NFL until 1921. The league was formed in Canton, Ohio on August 20 by four independent professional American football teams from Ohio: Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Tigers, and Dayton Triangles. 
AKRON PROS (1920-1926) - The team originated in 1908 as a semi-pro team named the Akron Indians, however name was changed to the Pros in 1920. In 1926, the name was changed to back the Akron Indians, after the earlier semi-pro teams. Due to financial problems, the team suspended operations in 1927 and surrendered its franchise the following year.
BUFFALO ALL-AMERICANS (1920-27, 29) - The franchise was called the Buffalo All-Stars from 1915 to 1917, Buffalo Niagaras in 1918, the Buffalo Prospects in 1919, Buffalo All-Americans from 1920-1923, Buffalo Bisons from 1924-1925, 1927 and 1929, and the Buffalo Rangers in 1926. The franchise did not play in 1928 after experiencing financial issues.
CANTON BULLDOGS (1920-25, 26) - They played in the Ohio League from 1903 to 1906 and 1911 to 1919, and in the NFL from 1920 to 1923 and 1925 to 1926. The Bulldogs won the 1922 and 1923 titles. Before the 1927 season, the league decided to purge itself of some of the weaker franchise. Twelve teams were jettisoned, including the Bulldogs.
CHICAGO TIGERS (1920) - The Chicago Tigers played only in the first year of the league, and, because of this, have the distinction of being the first official NFL team to fold. They had a record of 2-5-1 and played its home games at Chicago's Wrigley Field (then called Cub's Park) and was the first NFL team to do so.
CLEVELAND TIGERS (1920-21) - The Cleveland Indians football team was originally established in 1916 and played in the Ohio League. Early in 1922, owner Jimmy O'Donnell received league permission to suspend operations for a year, but when he was unable to post the $1,000 annual guarantee the NFL required, his franchise was cancelled.
COLUMBUS PANHANDLES (1920-26) - In 1901 workers at the Panhandle shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Columbus, Ohio formed a professional football team called the Columbus Panhandles. Following the 1922 season, the Panhandles became the Tigers. This new team was purchased by local businessmen and played as a traveling team.
DAYTON TRIANGLES (1920-29) - The original Dayton Triangles members first began playing together as basketball players at St. Mary's College from 1908 until 1912. By the late twenties, Dayton was one of the league's doormats, winning just five games from 1923-29. Finally, in July 1930, the team moved to Brooklyn and was renamed the Dodgers.
DECATUR STALEYS (1920-now) - Originally named the Decatur Staleys, the club was established by the A. E. Staley food starch in 1919 as a company team. The team relocated to Chicago in 1921, where the club was renamed the Chicago Staleys. George Halas purchased the rights to the club for $100, whereupon they were renamed the Chicago Bears.
DETROIT HERALDS (1920) - In 1905, several University of Detroit footballl players, led by Bill Marshall, organized the Heralds as an amateur team after the University did not field a squad. While the Heralds didn't officially join the APFA, they are listed in league standings for the season, but inclement weather financially devastating the team.
HAMMOND PROS (1920-26) - The Pros were established in 1919 by Paul Parduhn and played most of its games in Chicago's Cub Park, which is now known as Wrigley Field. The Pros played most of their games on the road because Hammond lacked a field with any kind of seating capacity, and the team was dropped from the NFL in 1927.
MUNCIE FLYERS (1920-21) - The origins of the team show that it evolved from the Congerville (Muncie) Athletic Club, which dates back to at least 1905. The team played only three NFL games, and lost them all. After leaving the APFA, the Muncie Flyers reverted back to their original name of the Congerville Flyers, but died out in 1926.
RACINE CARDINALS (1920-now) - The team was established in Chicago in 1898 as the Morgan Athletic Club. They were named the Racine Normals, since Normal Park was located on Racine Avenue in Chicago. The team disbanded in 1906, but reformed in 1913. The club moved to St. Louis in 1960. In 1988, the team moved to Arizona.
ROCHESTER JEFFERSONS (1920-25) - Formed as an amateur outfit by a rag-tag group of Rochester-area teenagers in 1898, the team became known as the Jeffersons in reference to the locale of their playing field on Jefferson Avenue. The team remained technically suspended for 1926 and 1927, but allowed its franchise to expire in 1928.
ROCK ISLAND INDEPENDENTS (1920-25) - The Independents were first formed in 1907, when a group of men formed a team with no club affiliation, no social club ties and no corporate backing or sponsorship. As a result the team was named the Independents. The team jumped to the AFL in 1926, then played as a semi-pro team in 1927, then went under.
September 14: Green Bay (1-0) 53, Menominee North End A.C. 0
September 21: Green Bay (2-0) 61, Marinette Northerners (a.k.a All-Stars) 0
September 28: Green Bay (3-0) 54, New London 0
The Green Bay Packers, claimants of the state semi-pro football championship, are seeking games with the best teams in the state. The Packers did not lose a game last season and have two victories to their credit this year, 53 to 0 over Menominee and 61 to 0 over Marinette. The Green Bay team offers full expenses of 15 men and the best of treatment is guaranteed teams visiting this city. The schedule is open after Oct. 5 and negotiations for games are wanted with Racine, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Superior, Madison,
Kenosha, Fond du Lac, Waukesha, Oshkosh, or any other squads in the state. (SOURCE: Madison Capital-Times, Friday September 26th 1919)
October 5: Green Bay (4-0) 87, Sheboygan Company C 0
The Twin-City football team met its first defeat of the season, Sunday, when the fast Green Bay eleven came to the city and took the Negaunee-Ishpeming boys into camp to the tune of 33 to 0. Superior generalship and fine teamwork spelled the defeat of the Twin-City aggregation, but the score would have been held down had the locals put up the article of ball which we know they are capable of playing. The boys did not display the same dash and fighting spirit which was so evident the previous week, when Appleton played here, and the fans are unable to account for the slump. Fumbles proved very costly for the locals. The Green Bay team is the fastest that has appeared here in years, and the eleven could hold its own against many of the college elevens. It has the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Green Bay, being sort of an advertising feature for the town, and it is plain to see that the players have spent considerable time in practice work. Two teams were brought to Ishpeming, there being a substitute for every position, and a number of spare players were given an opportunity to get into the contest. Green Bay counted five touchdowns and kicked three of the five goals. The first score was made in the first quarter, after only a few minutes of play, and the first half ended with the count 14 to 0. The play was in Twin City territory the greater part of the contest, and it was only during the final period that the locals succeeded in keeping the pigskin at Green Bay’s end of the field. Green Bay had possession of the ball the greater part of the time, and there were few instances of where the Twin-City was able to make the first down. The failure to make gains were due largely to the fact that the Twin-City line did not hold, and the backs were unable to get away. It is our opinion that the boys were a little too hasty and did not display the same coolness which marked the other contests this season. Urquhart was the star for the Twin-City playing a fine game on both offense and defense (a couple words here I can’t make out) player and it was because of his work at the end position that the score was not larger. Tippet was up to his usual form, and Green was right in the game until an injury caused him to slow up. Johnson, Thornton and Henrickson were slightly injured and forced to withdraw. Several of the visiting players received injuries and had to take to the sidelines, one of the men being so unfortunate as to have several ribs fractured. Lambeau, the Green Bay captain, played a star game. He is a former Notre Dame fullback and displays the result of expert coaching. Rosenow, a one-armed player who entered the game in the last half, showed cleverness at dodging. He also did the kicking during the time he was in the game. The Ishpeming-Negaunee boys are not one bit downhearted because of their defeat as they realize that they were up against a fast aggregation of stars. They are going to be right in the game until the end of the season and hope to come out victors in the game against Lake Linden, Sunday, at Union Park. Ishpeming and Negaunee fans are not of the variety who go back on a team because of a defeat. (SOURCE: Iron Ore Newspaper)
The Co C football team will clash with the Indian Packing Company team on the gridiron of the home team at Green Bay next Sunday, in the initial game. From all reports the packers from the "Bay City" are a huskv lot; but judging from the exceptional form shown by the "Red Arrow" boys, in their recent practice games, they will prove equal to the occasion and are confident of coming "back with the bacon". Under the tutelage of Coach Whitfield, the Co C players have been working hard and show every indication of being in first class condition and with a few exceptional deceiving movements which they have worked out the "Bay City" packers are going to have a job on their hands to place the "pigskin" over the goal. (SOURCE: Sheboygan Press, Tuesday September 30th 1919)
October 12: Green Bay (5-0) 76, Racine Iriquois A.C. 6
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers humbled the city team of Racine here today at a well-attended game. Somers, fullback, starred for Racine, his touchdown in the third quarter accounting for all the scoring the visitors were credited with. The Packers perfect aerial football brought them an easy victory.
October 19: Green Bay (6-0) 33, Ishpeming 0
October 26: Green Bay (7-0) 85, Oshkosh Professionals 0
November 2: Green Bay (8-0) 53, Milwaukee Maple Leaf A.C. 0
The Maple Leaf A. C. team of Milwaukee faces the Green Bay Packers tomorrow afternoon in a contest which it is said will decide the professional football championship of Wisconsin. (SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern, Saturday November 1st 1919)
The Maple Leaf Athletic club squad from Milwaukee proved an easy victim for the Packers. Green Bay claims to have annexed the state championship in professional football by their victory over the Cream City team. (SOURCE: Madison Capital-Times, Monday November 3rd 1919)
November 9: Green Bay (9-0) 46, Chicago Chilar A.C. 0
The Packers, who claim the professional football championship of Wisconsin, easily defeated the Chilar A. C. aggregation of Chicago here yesterday. (SOURCE: Madison Capital-Times, Monday November 11th 1919)
November 16: Green Bay (10-0) 17, Stambaugh Miners 0
Jim Thorpe's Canton Bull Dogs are due to play the Green Bay Packers team at Green Bay Thanksgiving Day. The Packing company should have plenty of chopped Beef after Thursday. (SOURCE: Madison Capital-Times, Tuesday November 19th 1919)
November 23: Beloit Fairies 6, Green Bay (10-1) 0
An off-side played called by the head linesman on a Green Bay play just as the Packers shoved across a touchdown and tied the score, gave one of the most hotly contested football games ever seen in this vicinity to Beloit at Fairbanks-Morse field yesterday afternoon by a score of 6 to 0. Cries of derision were heard all over the sidelines from the spectators when the penalty was called. For a time, with the 2,000 spectators surging over the field toward the two teams and the referee, it appeared that a riot would be In progress, but the players of both, teams forced the crowd back. The Green Bay players had carried the ball by a series of line plunges through the Beloit line, gradually worked it down the field until they reached their own five-yard line. Beloit then stiffened, threw up a stone wall, and fought back, but though they were heavier than the Bay boys, Beloit couldn't hold. Foot by foot, Green Bay pushed onward until they over the line. The joy of the Packers and their rooters were soon dampened, however, when the linesman ran onto the field to inform the referee that a Green Bay player had been offside. When the ball was taken back, Green Bay tried some running, but it was forced into a criss cross sprint and then the referee penalized the visitors again, this time for an out-of-bounds' play. A beefing match then followed with the referee and the captain of the Green Bay team, chewing the fat over the rule book, and the discovery that the referee was using a 1918 set of rules. Beloit made its points In the end of the second quarter, when after the ball had successively been carried from one sector to the other, neither team seeming to have any advantage over the other. Beloit had won its fourth down and kicked, sending the ball to the 20-yard line. Then began a series of pushes, by which the spheroid was slowly advanced. The Packers endeavored to hold; they made the Line City men fight for every gain; but with 50 seconds to go, Scheibel of Beloit just squeezed over when the gun sounded, ending the quarter. Beloit missed the kick; the ball not rising more than two feet from the ground. The balance of the game was like the first period, constant harrying from one territory to the other, neither team seeming to have much advantage over the other. The advantage, however, seemed to be with the Green Bay boys, who managed to get more chances at their goal, and especially in the final period kept the ball almost entirely within their own land. It was rumored after the game that the Green Bay Packers offered to play Beloit again on a neutral field for a side-bet of $5,000, and would get Walter Ekersall, the famous football authority, to referee the game. About $5.000 was up in bets on the results of yesterday's game, and many Green Bay backers lost. (SOURCE: Janesville Daily Gazette, Monday November 24th 1919)
Arrangements have been completed between the Green Bay Packers and the Beloit A. A. C. elevens to
stage .another big battle at Fairbanks-Morse field, Beloit. The game will be played next Sunday and
promises to be chuck full of thrills and even more spectacular than the one of November 23 when Beloit defeated Green Bay 6 to 0, and claimed the Wisconsin professional gridiron title. Manager Calhoun of the Packers has closed a deal with Manager McCarthy of Beloit, backing it up with a reported $1,500. Officials, over which there was so much argument in the Iast game when it was declared by Green Bay that the Beloit referee threw the game to the Line City team, will be picked by the sporting editor of a Chicago newspaper. In addition, the field will be roped off five yards all around behind the side lines.
(SOURCE: Janesville Daily Gazette, Tuesday December 2nd 1919)
Cold Weather Halts Big Game at Beloit
Old Man Winter has stepped in and interfered with the plans of Beloit to stage another football match with the Green Bay Packers. Manager McCarthy of the Beloit A. A. C. has suddenly decided that the cold weather has come at a very unseasonable time and ahead of schedule and cancelled the game with the 
northern team on the basis that it is impossible to stage a real football game with the mercury ranging around zero. The game was to have been played next Sunday. (SOURCE: Janesville Daily Gazette, Thursday December 4th 1919)
TO THE LEFT: This photo was taken during the 1921 season as a professional team and the earliest known image I have seen. The Packers are depicted playing an unidentified team. The Allouez Water and Beverages advertising sign can be seen in the background of the playing field. The players are shown wearing leather helmets and football pants. The ground is lightly peppered with freshly fallen snow. The Packers are about to score and are closing in on the goaline as the wooden hand constructed goalpost is shown. The back running the ball is believed to be Lambeau, but this cannot be positively supported. If you have more information on this picture, or any other earlier pictures, please contact me. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PACKER HISTORIAN CLIFF CHRISTL (October 8th 2012): This photo has been identified as the earliest action image of Curly Lambeau – he’s supposedly the player taking the pitchout -- known to exist. But there’s reason to wonder if it’s even a shot of a Packers game and whether that’s actually Lambeau in the picture. The picture is not part of the Neville Public Museum’s extensive collection of old Packers photos. It appeared in the book, “Green Bay: A City and Its Team,” with notations that it was part of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame collection and from a Packers game in 1920, but there was no cutline to go with it. An online auction site said it was commissioned by Buff Wagner, who played for the Packers in 1920 and ’21, and that it had been held by his family for nearly 80 years. But according to National Weather Service records there was only one Packers’ home game that could have been played in the snow during Wagner’s two years on the team and that was on Nov. 13, 1921. But if this was a picture from that game where’s the big bold “Acme Packers” lettering that appeared on the front of some of the players’ jerseys in 1921? Not all players had lettering on their jerseys, but Wagner and Lambeau did according to the 1921 team picture. (One other note: There was no snow on the ground for a December benefit game that many of the Packers played in following their 1920 season, including Lambeau and Wagner.) Actually, if someone wanted to put a wager down on this picture, the best bet might be that it was shot during the so-called state high school championship played at Hagemeister Park between Marinette and Watertown on Dec. 8, 1917. The game was billed by the Green Bay Press-Gazette as the biggest ever played in the city. Wagner starred at fullback for Marinette – isn’t that a fullback taking the pitch? – and led his team to a 27-0 victory. Here’s some more dope on that game. There was about an inch of snow on the ground that day. What’s more, the Allouez Water and Beverages sign in the background of the picture was located in that same spot in the old Hagemeister minor league baseball park where the Marinette-Watertown game was played; and that park was razed in 1918, more than a year before the Packers started play.
TO THE RIGHT:  Two buildings that were part of the Indian Packing Co. when the Packers were founded in 1919 — Acme purchased it in late 1920 — are still standing and can be seen from Morrow Street — from the middle of three railroad tracks west of Henry — or from the George Kress Trail. The Packers practiced at the plant in their first two seasons and that’s where their first team photo was taken. But contrary to “A City & Its Team,” the practice field was located west of the plant on Morrow, not east, and the picture was taken in front of an 11-stall garage that was torn down, not in front of one of the existing buildings.
(SOURCE: "Green Bay Packers history becomes a mix of facts, fiction" Green Bay Press-Gazette, October 31st 2011)
September 26: Green Bay (0-0-1) 3, Chicago Boosters 3 (T)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers and Chicago Boosters' club football teams to a tie here this afternoon. The game, was a thriller throughout, with the exception of several disputes over decisions and a near fist fight. Both teams scored their final field goal in the final quarter. Neilson of Chicago put a pretty drop between the goal posts from the twenty-seven yard line, while Curley Lambeau, former Notre Dame star, booted one over from the thirty-foot mark in the last minute of play. Lambeau's spectacular work in tying the score at the very last brought the crowd surging on the field at the close of the game and the carrying of Lambeau around on their shoulders in true college style. The game was the first for both elevens this fall and both showed a lack of training. Both teams marred the game in wrangling over decisions.
CHICAGO   - 0 0 0 3 - 3
GREEN BAY - 0 0 0 3 - 3
4th - CHI - Nielson, 27-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
4th - GB - Lambeau, 1-yard field goal TIED 3-3
October 3: Green Bay (1-0-1) 56, Kaukauna American Legion 0
(GREEN BAY) - Kaukauna was handily defeated by the Packers, but the men were not disheartened because they entered into the game with but little practice while the Baymen had been working out for several weeks. In addition the Green Bay team is much heavier and is made up of some of the best football men in the Midwest.
The Kaukauna American Legion team will get into its second battle of the year Sunday afternoon when it stacks up against a Menasha eleven at Kaukauna. Kaukauna was badly defeated by the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay last Sunday but the men were not disheartened because they entered into the game with but little practice while the Baymen had been working out for several weeks. In addition the Green Bay team is much heavier and is made up of some of the best football men in the middle west. (SOURCE: Appleton Post-Crescent, Friday October 8th 1920)
October 10: Green Bay (2-0-1) 3, Stambaugh Miners/Wolverines 0
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers football team defeated the Stambaugh team from Stambaugh, Michigan here yesterday. The game was played on a muddy field. Curley Lambeau, captain, kicked the only goal in the first period.
STAMBAUGH -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  3  0  0  0 -  3
1st - GB - Lambeau field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL - Meeting Is to Be Held This Evening With Idea of Organising City Team
Oshkosh may see some first class professional football this year if enough material appears at the meeting which is to be held at Armory B this evening at 7:30 o'clock. There is a wealth of fine material in this city, many of them men who played on the various college and university elevens and others who showed considerable class on service teams during the war. Captain Barker has agreed to allow the team, if one is formed, to use the armory, not only for their first meeting tomorrow night is to see just what material may be depended upon and also to give the men a chance to decide on plans for operation. Professional football has fast been gaining a strong foothold throughout the country, although up to this time it has not been tried out in Oshkosh to any great extent. The public, however, is becoming educated to the game and new interest is being taken. Every man in the city has had football experience and is interested in the sport from the player's standpoint is invited to attend the meeting tomorrow night. Negotiations are already under way whereby uniforms will be furnished by some local manufacturing concern and it is stated that if a team can be organized, games with such teams as the Green Bay Packers and Horlick's Malted Milks are assured. (SOURCE: Oshkosh Northwestern, Tuesday October 12th 1920)
October 17: Green Bay (3-0-1) 25, Marinette Professionals 0
October 24: Green Bay (4-0-1) 62, De Pere 0
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers defeated DePere before a crowd of 4,000, nearly half of them from DePere. The one-sided score does not tell the story of the battle. DePere fought every inch and early in the game looked like they were on par with the Packers. Dalton and Lambeau were the stars of the day. Lambeau retired in the first half because of an injury, and Ladrow was laid out in the third quarter.
October 31: Green Bay (5-0-1) 7, Beloit Fairies 0
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers outlucked the Beloit Fairies independent football team on Sunday. The winning touchdown came in the third quarter after Everson caught a punt on his own goal line. He was thrown so hard he lost the ball. In the scramble that followed several players fell on the pigskin, and when the pile was unraveled it was found in the arms of Wagner, Green Bay player. Dalton kicked goal. In the first half the teams fought hard, with the ball in Green Bay's territory most of the time. The Packers' defense was splendid. It rained during the entire game and the field was extremely slippery, but fumbles were not frequent. A crowd of 300 saw the battle.
BELOIT    -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  0 -  7
3rd - Wagner recovered fumbled punt in end zone (Dalton kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
November 7: Green Bay (6-0-1) 9, Milwaukee All-Stars 0
Vieing with the Wisconsin-Illinois football team for interest, the Green Bay Packers clash with the Beloit Fairies at Beloit tomorrow afternoon for the state semi-pro championship. The Packers, headed by Coach Jack Dalton, former Janesvllle high school star and last year of the Lakota Cardinal basketball team, will arrive in Janesville tonight from Madison and practice for a while Sunday morning at Lincoln school grounds. (SOURCE: Janesville Gazette, Saturday November 13th 1920)
November 14: Beloit 14, Green Bay (6-1-1) 3
(BELOIT) - The Council Packers of Green Bay lost their first game here to the Beloit Fairies football team by a score of 14 to 3. About 400 fans journeyed from Green Bay to witness the game.
The badly battered Packers are hobbling about the football field this week getting in shape for the fast Menominee, Mich., team which plays here on Sunday. The Packers came out of the Beloit game last Sunday with many bruises. Lambeau was again hurt, and Dalton's ankle may keep him out on Sunday. Rosenow, another back, was pretty much used up at Beloit. The Packers probably will put up their weakest front of the season. Menominee is coming with hopes high. The northern team expects to beat Green Bay, and 400 to 500 rooters will make the trip. (SOURCE: Eau Claire Leader, Friday November 19th 1920)
November 21: Green Bay (7-1-1) 19, Menominee 7
(GREEN BAY) - The Council Packers defeated the Menominee football eleven here yesterday. The game was played in the rain. About 500 rooters accompanied the team from Menominee, Mich.
NOTE: On November 22, Rigney (Dutch) Dwyer, star end of the Packers, was badly injured while switching in the Northwestern yards. He suffered the loss of his right leg and right arm. Doctors claim he has an even chance for recovery despite his injuries. Dwyer is prominently known in Wisconsin state football circles. From 1913 to 1917 he played end for the West side high school team. While in government service he played much football over in France. After the war he started with the Packers, playing two years with the team.
R. O. Dwyer, star end of the Green Bay Packers football team and one of the best known ball players in the state, is near death today as the result, of an accident while at work on the Northwestern railroad last night, when he fell from a train. His right left and arm were severed. He was a switchman. (SOURCE: Wisconsin State Journal, Wednesday November 24th 1920)
November 25: Green Bay (8-1-1) 14, Stambaugh Miners 0
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers exhibited their strength here on Thanksgiving afternoon when they defeated the Stambaugh football eleven, champions of the upper peninsula of Michigan. It was a hard fought game, with the Green Bay backs, repeatedly tearing through their opponent's line for large gains. For the greater part of the battle, the play was confined to the territory of the visiting eleven. Time and again, the Packers worked the ball deep into the territory of the Michigan eleven, where the Stambaugh line would stiffen and hold for downs. The Packers were also forced to fight in the shadow of their goal posts at several stages of the game, but always staved off a touchdown. The sensational plunging and kicking of Lambeau featured the game. The Stambaugh eleven were accompanied by several hundred rooters.
The Lapham A. C. football eleven will board the rattlers for Green Bay Saturday night and will meet the strong Green Bay Packers for the state football championship on Sunday. The north siders came out of the Normal game in good condition, and with a light signal drill Saturday morning will be fit to give the Packers a battle for the state honors. The Packers, are favorites due to their victories over strong Wisconsin and upper Michigan teams, but the Laphams staged a comeback Thanksgiving and seem to have recovered from their recent dump and should give the Green Bay eleven strong opposition. The Laphams will be outweighed when they stack up against the northerners. but will more than make up for this handicap in their speed. Both teams are expected to make good use of the forward pass as the Laphams have McNutt and Jordan and the Packers have Dalton and Lambeau who are adapt receivers.
(SOURCE: Racine Journal News, Saturday November 27th 1920)
November 28: Green Bay (9-1-1) 26, Milwaukee Lapham A.C. 0
(GREEN BAY) - The Lapham A.C. fought stubbornly against a superior team Sunday afternoon and lost
to the Packers, who were reinforced by the presence of Cub Buck, former Badger star all-American and member of Jim Thorpe's Canton team. Buck was the life of the game, tossing his lighter opponents about at will and opening huge holes in the line. He stopped two forward passes, paving the way for one Packer touchdown. Of the visitors, McNutt played a whale of a game, mussing up many of the Packers' forward passes. The visitors brought a good sized crowd along and the rooting was a la collegian. The Laphams were greatly outweighed by the Packers, but on defense played a wonderful game. The Packers scored once in the first quarter, but throughout the first half the fighting was almost even. It was the last scheduled game for the Packers. They have won every game played on the home field. Their record is marred by a 14 to 3 defeat at Beloit, but the Beloit Fairies were beaten on the Packers' field, 9 to 0.
Dwyer Benefit Game: December 6: Belevues 21, Northerners 13
(GREEN BAY) - Fully 5,000 persons packed the stands at the game between two local football teams here Sunday afternoon and in this way paid tribute to Keg Dwyer, star end of the Packer grid squad, who lost a leg and an arm while railroading. This game was played as a benefit for the unfortunate player and all the proceeds were turned over to him, which amounted to almost $6,000. The game resulted in a victory for the Belevues over the Northerners by a score of 21 to 13. Along with the victory goes the city championship. Landrow, Rosenow, Dalton and Lambeau were the stars of the thrilling battle.
The Packers' Basketball Team
NOTE: Newspaper accounts in the winter of 1920-1921 indicate Jack Dalton put together a Green Bay Packers basketball team. On December 23, they trimmed the Beloit Fairies in Beloit 19-15, thanks to Milt Wilson at center. Earlier, Green Bay had won three games: two from Milwaukee semi-pro clubs, and one from the Case team of Racine. Six days later, the Fairies turned the tables and won 22-20. It is the first defeat suffered by Dalton's clan on their home floor this season. On March 7th 1920, March 7 - Milwaukee's undefeated Bright Spot basketball team chalked up its 24th consecutive victory, beating Green Bay 32-22. Also, a Green Bay Packer baseball team played games around Wisconsin in the summer of 1920.
Delloye, Powers, Dwyer, Klaus, Nichols, Rosenow, Wilson, Sauber, N. Murphy, Tebo, Petcka, Gavin, Wheeler, Lambeau, Ladrow, Wagner, Dalton, F. Jonet, Zoll, Leaper, Zoll, Martell, McLean, Abrams, Medley (SOURCE: The Wearing of the Green and Gold)