Green Bay Packers (2-3-3) 3, Racine Legion (4-3-1) 3 (T)
Sunday November 19th 1922 (at Racine)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(RACINE) - Charles Ray and his famous screen feature, "Two Minutes to Play", was put to shame on Sunday by Hank Gillo, captain o the Racine team, who in the final second of play placekicked the oval between the uprights for the three points which tied Green Bay in a professional football argument. The game Sunday, at Horlickville, was as bitterly contested
as the writer has ever witnessed. From the first whistle
the players went at each other with bulldog tactics and
before the game was over, many substitutions were 
made in both lineups.
OFFICIATING IS TERRIBLE
Both teams suffered alike from the punk officiating. 
Referee Moore seemed lost off the Chicago Cardinal lot;
Umpire Larsen didn't do a thing all afternoon while the
head linesman must have left his glasses at home
because he simply couldn't see an offside. Some 3,000
fans wended their way to the park and included in this
number were about 300 from the Bay who made their
presence known throughout the game. After the final
whistle blew, one of the Racine rooters was heard to
remark: "No wonder pro football goes over big at the 
Bay. Look at the way their fans follow the team."
RACINE RATHER SURPRISED
The Racine fans were a bit surprised. It seemed strange
to them to see the mighty Elliott dumped in his tracks
or the plunging Gillo thrown for losses time after time.
These upsets got under their hide a bit, particularly
after Lambeau had placekicked the Bays into the lead
and they began crying for blood and gore. However, the
Bays held their own in this respect and gave just as 
much as they received. One Jab Murray, who formerly
cavorted in a Green Bay uniform, stood out prominently
in the Racine lineup. Murray played a roving center for
the Legion and he "scented" every play. The Bays
changed their signals after the second scrimmage but
Jabber continued to well remember the plays and 
formations that he had been taught while playing here.
What's more it looked very much as if several of the
other Racine players were pretty well wised up to what
the Bays were going to do.
HALT ROWDY ELLIOTT
Rowdy Elliott, former Badger star, who played a 
prominent part in the game here, couldn't get started.
The Bay players hopped on him every time he tried to
budge and in the final quarter, he withered under the
storm and was replaced by Bob Foster, a plunging
backfielder who piled up considerable yardage against
the big blue team. The "other" Murray, who kicked up a
rumpus in the conference, got in the game in the final
half replacing Miller at tackle. From the way it looked
from the sidelines, the "collegiate" Murray quickly
discovered the fact that pro football is a trifle harder than
the college game. As usual the Bay defense was
superb. During the first three quarters, the Legion found
it difficult to make progress through the blue forwards.
In the final period, the Green Bay line weakened a bit
and Racine gained more ground than during all the early
part of the game.
TAKE BALL ON DOWNS
Several time, the Bays held tight on fourth downs and
took the ball away from the Legion. Early in the game,
the Bays took the pigskin in midfield and started a
march down the field. However, it was fruitless and a
field goal was missed from the 40 yard line. Green Bay
easily had the upper hand in the first and third periods.
The second quarter was about even up although Racine did get close enough once to the Bay goal to try for a field goal. The Bays scored their kick on the second play in the final quarter. Racine battled valiantly after the Bays went into the lead and had the big blue squad pretty much on the defensive. Twice in this last quarter, Gillo blew attempts on field goals and with the time slipping away fast, it looked as if the Legion were in for a licking.
HAD STARTED HOME
Even the loyal Racine fans has started on their way homeward. There was less than a minute to play. Racine had the ball in midfield, it was fourth down about eight to go. Dressen, taking a fighting chance, decided to hurl a forward. Getting the ball to Mintum at center, he pussyfooted around in the backfield, dodging several of the Green Bay forwards. Just when it seemed as if it was to be downed in his tracks, he threw the ball wildly, it went far across the field and down the sidelines. Butch Hayes raced over, grabbed the pigskin and fell out of bounds on the Bays' 15 yard line. Time was taken out as the ball was brought in for play. There was about five minutes to go. Racine lined up quickly with Gillo back for the kick and the pigskin arched through the uprights as the whistle blew ending the game. It is needless to add that the Racine fans went crazy with joy. This was tough break No. 123 for the Green Bay team this season. The Bay score came as a result of straight football. About the middle of the third quarter, the big blue squad got their offense working smoothly and on straight football they battered their way down the field. When time was called for the quarter, the Bays had the ball on Racine's 5 yard third down goal to go.
LAMBEAU KICKS GOAL
On the first play in the fourth quarter, Racine halted a Bay rush. Then Lambeau stepped back and placekicked successfully from a difficult angle. There was a rumpus over the score, Racine claiming that referee Moore had not blown his whistle putting the ball in play. However, referee Moore was made to see the error of his ways when it was made known to him that time hadn't been even taken out. Captain Gillo finally quit chewing the rage and the game went on. The Legion squad completed four forward passes which netted good gains. The Bays' aerial attack did not loom up so prominently due to the fact that Richard Jab Murray seemed to know every time just where the ball was going. He broke up about a hald dozen plays.
DRESSEN PLAYS WELL
Dressen, Racine's diminutive quarter, played wonderful ball for the Legion. He got around end once for a gain of 30 yards. Dressen in action on the gridiron looks somewhat like Norton, the Minneapolis Marines' ace. Aside from his field goal, Hank Gillo didn't set the world afire. Cub Buck outpunted him about 15 yards on every exchange of kicks. The Bay played splendid football. Lambeau continued his brilliant work of last Sunday, Niemann was a "bear" at center while Mills did some superb blocking. The Green Bay line easily outplayed the Racine forward wall except in those last few minutes when Foster was plugging through. It was a tough game to slip away into a tie, but if negotiations come through the Bays will get another crack at the Legion because plans are now being made for a third game between the clubs at Milwaukee on December 3.














HORLICK FIELD - RACINE
Horlick Field, located on the north side of Racine, Wisconsin, in the United States, is an 8,500 seat football stadium and a baseball park enclosed within stone walls and chain fences. The land for the field was donated by William Horlick, the inventor of malted milk. It was designed in 1907 by Walter Dick, who also designed the North Beach Beach House. Football has been a part of Horlick Field's history since 1919. It was the home for the Horlick - Racine Legion, a member of the NFL from 1922 to 1924, and the Racine Tornadoes, an NFL team in 1926. Now the Racine Raiders, a minor league team in the Mid-States Football League, call Horlick Field their home. Teams from the high schools and local leagues play their regular season games in the baseball diamond, which is the site for local tournaments and championship games. The park has been the home of the Old Timer's Athletic Club Softball Tournament for over three decades. The Racine Belles, immortalized in the film A League of Their Own, called Horlick Field their home while the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was in existence. Horlick Field is one of the most venerated venues in drum and bugle corps history, having hosted an unrivaled 99 drum and bugle corps shows through 2013, some considered among the best of all time. In the Golden Age of the drum and bugle corps activity between 1962 and 1978, Horlick Field hosted 57 drum and bugle corps shows, an average of almost 3.5 shows a year.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)

Local, national history has been made at Horlick Field
RACINE — Maybe you don’t pay a lot of attention to the ancient place at 1648 N. Memorial Drive, as you drive past. Maybe it’s just another structure in what used to be a thriving industrial section of Racine. But if this place could talk, the stories it would tell would be as captivating as they were endless. For within the stone wall confines of Horlick Field, a great deal of history has been made during the past 100 years, some of which has been on a national level. We take you back to Nov. 19, 1922, when players representing a three-year-old franchise we know today as the Green Bay Packers filed into Horlick Field to play the Racine Legion. The man lining up at halfback for the Packers was a 24-year-old player-coach with a name that might ring a bell — Earl Louis “Curly” Lambeau. Before a crowd estimated at 3,000, the Racine Legion, which would fold after the 1924 season, fought to a 3-3 tie with an organization that would go on to make so much history. We take you back to the dark days of World War II, when many of the most high-profile players in the major leagues were sent overseas to defend their country. To replace the vacuum of talent, Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley had a brainstorm of creating a league of female players known as the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. One of the charter teams was the Racine Belles, who won championships in 1943 and ‘46. Some 50 years after the Belles were born, a major Hollywood production about those days — “A League Of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell — would gross more than $100 million. We take you back to September 1928, when two brand-new high schools in Racine met in a football game for the first time. The city kids from Park and the country boys from Horlick (which was then on the northern fringe of town) played to a scoreless tie in the first game of an annual rivalry that is still going strong to this day. And then we take you beyond the realm of sports into the world of drum and bugle corps that heightened Horlick Field’s profile to iconic proportions. During the peak era of drum and bugle corps, which lasted from 1962-78, Horlick Field was the host for more shows that any venue in the country. It’s a glorious, yet largely forgotten, era that has been remembered in a book released this year by Alan R. Karls titled, “Racine’s Horlick Field: Drums Along The Foundries.” Since Hammes Field at Case High School opened in 1999, Horlick Field hasn’t been used as extensively as it once was. But the old place, built on a parcel of land donated by William Horlick more than 100 years ago, holds its own among Racine’s historic structures.
BELOW - The old football press box is all that remains of the field’s original configuration.


















LAUER AND LYLE, PAIR OF ROCK ISLAND STARS, PLAY WITH GREEN BAY SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the Bays step out on the gridiron Sunday afternoon, to give battle to the Milwaukee Badgers, one of the strongest pro
teams in the country in a NFL game, they will be represented
by the strongest aggregation of gridders that ever played on a
Green Bay gridiron. Dewey Lyle, considered a lineman of the
first water, will be holding down a guard berth. Lyke got in here
from Rock Island early Thursday morning and immediately
reported for practice. However, the big guard isn't the only
addition because he brought with him Rip Lauer, the Islanders
plunging backfielder. Lauer was mentioned by Walter Camp for
his football brilliancy while at Detroit University. It was Lauer
who plunged across the Green Bay line for two touchdowns in
the first game of the league at Rock Island. With Lauer, Usher,
Lambeau and Mathys behind the line, the Bays have a set of
backs equal to anything in the country...CONZELMAN WITH
MILWAUKEE: There will be little love lost in Sunday's game if
the dope runs true to form because Jimmy Conzelman, the
Rock Island captain, has been signed up by the Milwaukee
club. Conzelman was a storm center on the Rock Island team
this year and the former Islanders who are now with Green Bay
are just aching for a chance to dump their former captain in his
tracks. Conzelman, who was Flanagan's right bower at Rock
Island, ruled with an iron hand and there will be some old
scores settled on the league gridiron Sunday afternoon. Early
indications point to a banner turnout. The reserve seats are
selling like hot cakes and it looks like a sellout before the
whistle blows. A bleacher admission price of $1.10 entitling
the holders of these ducats to seats in the "home plate"
stands will be on sale Sunday. The capacity of this stand is
only 550 and it will be the "early birds" who will have the
advantage of the cut rate...CAHN TO REFEREE: Bobbie Cahn,
considered one of the best pro officials on the gridiron, has
been names by President Joe Carr of the NFL to handle the
game here on Sunday. Sunday's game will start promptly at 2
o'clock.
​CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Fur is flying in
Chicago professional football circles. It seems as though the
Cardinals had a contract for a game with the Bears on 
November 30 at the Sox Park, and now the Bears are said to
have notified the Cards that the game should be played at the
Cubs park or not at all and went ahead and scheduled with
Toledo for that date. The Cards are hot under the collar and we
don't know as you can blame them. They say that the Bears
are afraid to play them and the teams are awaiting the
judgment of the head of the league. Nice petting party that 
game will make if played.
THANKSGIVING DAY FRAY TICKET SALE MAKING
PROGRESS
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - At a meeting of
the Civic committee of the Association of Commerce an
official O.K. was placed on the Booster Day football game which will be played here Thanksgiving Day between Green Bay and Duluth at the ball park. A committee will be named today by the A. of C. group to assist in putting over the big game. Other civic organizations are getting behind the movement and it looks as if the Turkey Day gridiron attraction will draw the biggest gate in the history of pro football in this part of the state. Not alone are the booster activities being put over in this city but the followers of the big blue town in the neighboring towns are also doing their "bit" to put over the game in a successful manner. In speaking of the boost game on Thanksgiving Day, Mayor Wenzel Wiesner issued this statement: "The Green Bay professional football team has given our city considerable national advertising. It has brought Green Bay to the front on the football map and, despite the fact that the team has been playing representative squads from some of the largest cities in the country, it has held its own in admirable style. The postgraduate football, in my opinion, is here to stay and I think Green Bay wants to keep its berth among the big fellows. The problem of financing a team of this caliber is enormous and the weekly salary list climbs higher than the average football fan realizes. Green Bay is considered the best football town in the state. The news of this booster game here on Thanksgiving Day has been nosed around. The eyes of the state football world are upon us. Many of the out of town football fans are wondering - 'What is the Bay going to do?' Let's show them next Thursday by turning out the biggest crowd that ever attended a game in this city and strengthen out claim being the best football city of its size in the country."
MILWAUKEE BADGERS BATTLE BAYS HERE ON SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Milwaukee Badgers, rated one of the strongest teams in the NFL, will give battle to Green Bay at the ball park Sunday afternoon. The opening kickoff is scheduled promptly at 2:00 o'clock and regulation periods of 15 minute duration will be played. Great interest is attached to the appearance in Green Bay of the Brewers' pigskin chasers. The visiting team is an "all Eastern combination" which is composed of gridders who have gained fame on the chalk marked fields along the Atlantic seaboard...ALL-AMERICAN STARS: The Milwaukee team's lineup is studded with All-American stars headed by the agile Fritz Pollard, who is given credit for being the greatest open field runner the game has ever known. In an attempt to make victory certain, Manager Plunkett of the Milwaukee
CRACK MILWAUKEE BADGERS FACE BAYS HERE SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Milwaukee Badgers, one of the strongest teams in the NFL and leaders in the pro race for the Badger state gridiron championship, will give battle to Green Bay Sunday afternoon at the league ball park. This contest
should be one of the greatest exhibitions of pigskin
chasing ever staged on a Bay gridiron. The
Milwaukeeans, fresh from a 13 to 0 victory over Jim
Thorpe's Famous Oorang Indians from Marion, O., are
coming here determined to swell their string of victories
at the expense of the big blue team...STAGED GREAT
BATTLE: The gridrion fracas between the Bays and the
Badgers in Milwaukee about a month ago is still being
talked of in football circles. It was a brilliant game, 
studded with thrills from first to last whistle. The Green
Bay team went into the game the "underdogs", they 
were on the short end of the betting and some of the
Milwaukee sportscribes were doping a defeat for Green
Bay by at least three touchdowns. However, the Bays
played the game they were capable of and Milwaukee
was mighty fortunate to escape with a tie score. Since
that fracas, neither of the eleven have lost a gridiron
fray. Milwaukee played a tie with Hammond and beat Thorpe's Redskins, while Green Bay triumphed over Columbus and Minneapolis and played tie counts with Rock Island and Racine...TEAM WILL BE READY: The Bay squad came out of Sunday's game in fairly good shape and it is certain that every man on the club will be in shape to face the McGuirk-Plunkett combination Sunday afternoon. The kickoff will start at 2 o'clock and efforts are being made to get President Joe Carr to send two of his best officials here to handle the contest.
WON'T SWITCH GAME
NOVEMBER 21 (Milwaukee) - Efforts of Manager Plunkett of the Milwaukee Brewers to switch Sunday's game at Green Bay to Milwaukee have proved futile. The Milwaukee leader made the Green Bay club a handsome offer to turn the game around but Green Bay management turned a cold shoulder on the proposition, stating that all costs they would keep faith with fans at home who have so loyally supported the their team throughout the season. In speaking of his efforts, Manager Plunkett: "No wonder Green Bay is such a good football town. We offered the Bay management the biggest cash inducement of the season to come here but in face of this they are bringing us to Green Bay so as to make good their pledge to the football fans of their hometown, despite the fact that it will probably take money right out of their own pocket to stage the game."
CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Speaking of close competition, page the pro football league. In four of the big games played on Sunday, the contests remained in doubt up until the last few minutes of play, except in the Milwaukee-Indian affair. The postgraduate clubs are pretty much on a par and compared with the other elevens, the Badger teams rank with the best. Unless there are some surprising upsets in the next two weeks, pro championship honors will be carried off by Guy Chamberlain and his Canton Bulldogs.
STAGE BOOSTER GAME THANKSGIVING DAY
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The booster game for the Green Bay football club will be staged at the ball park on Thanksgiving Day with the
famous Duluth K.C.'s as the opposing team. This
aggregation from Minnesota is the team that knocked
the Bays off, 6 to 2, in the opening game of the season
September 24. Every effort possible will be made to get
out the largest crowd of the season for the Turkey Day
fray. The club management is counting on the loyal
support of every football fan in the city at this game and
practically all of the civic organizations have pledged
their aid to go over the fray in a blaze of glory...WILL
HELP DRIVE: The Association of Commerce, the City
Council, the Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis and Advertising
clubs will be enlisted in the drive. A number of groups
of football boosters will start making the rounds
tomorrow and every string possible will be pulled to
dispose of enough ducats to pull the club out of the
hole. In speaking of the Booster game, George DeLair,
who is a dyed-in-the-wool football fan said: "The Green
Bay football club has done more to put the city on the
sport map than any other organization of its kind."...
BOOMS THE TOWN: "Green Bay, through its eleven in
the NFL, is getting much publicity in many of the
leading papers in the country. Despite the fact that
Green Bay is the smallest city in the league, its team
has held its own with the best of them. I don't think that
Green Bay can very well afford to pass up pro football of
the major scale and with a record turnout Thanksgiving
Day, the city can show the management that it's behind
not along with moral support but with the almighty
dollar as well." There are probably hundred of other fans
who feel the same as George DeLair. If they all put their
shoulders to the wheel and do their bit, the attendance
at the Thanksgiving Day Booster game will establish a
new record for football in this city. Aside from the
tickets in the hands of the numerous committees, the
pasteboards for the Turkey day argument will be placed
on sale at the usual places about town.
BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 22 (Rock Island) - Dewey Lyle, star
lineman of the Rock Island Independents, has been 
released to Green Bay. The Wisconsin team has been
after Lyle since early in the season but Manager
Flanagan turned down every offer. The Independents
have only one more game to play and Flanagan jumped
at the chance to unload...HERE ON THURSDAY:
Unless there is a slipup at the last minute, Lyle will be
on the job Thursday morning practicing with the team at
the ball park. He will be used in a line position. Aside
from his football ability, Lyle is a star baseball pitcher
and it is possible he will locate here permanently and
take his turn on the mound next season for the ball 
club.
CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
Milwaukee Badgers play in Green Bay next Sunday.
This aggregation composed of famous footballers are a
big attraction wherever they play, and they should pack
the park to capacity.
ROTARY CLUB IS URGED TO BOOST FOOTBALL
CLASH
NOVEMBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - John
Kittell spoke at the Rotary club luncheon at the
Beaumont hotel today in behalf of the Green Bay
professional football team. He said that the football
team of Green Bay is one of the best advertising 
organization which the city possesses and that due to 
the fact that we have one of the best teams in the land
today our city was included in the conversation of
football fans throughout the entire United States. The
season has not been a profitable one from a financial
standpoint and the management of the Green Bay team
as well as most of the other cities which have professional teams is facing a large deficit. Two games remain to be played here, one on next Sunday with Milwaukee, and the Booster game on Thanksgiving day stated Mr. Kittell, and he asked for the help of the Rotary club in putting across the booster game. Mr. Kittell stated the Association of Commerce had agreed to support the campaign and that all the businessmen's clubs in the city would be asked to appoint a committee of three to assist in making the booster day a success.
club added Jimmy Conzelman, captain of the now defunct Rock Island club to his squad. Conzelman is slated to start at quarterback. Green Bay will present its strongest team of the of the season. Dewey Lyle and Bing Lauer, two former members of the Rock Island team, have joined the Bays and will be seen in Sunday's game. Lyle, a former Minnesota star, is considered one of the greatest linemen in the country while Lauer has a national fame as a backfield star. While at Detroit "U", Walter Camp said a lot of nice things about his football ability...EAST VS. WEST: Tomorrow's game should be a humdinger. It will be a case of East vs. West and the two distinct styles of pigskin chasing should result on a lot of open football. Milwaukee critics claimed the game played between these two teams last month was the best exhibition of pro football ever witnessed in that city. The fans in the Cream City are still talking about the contest. Bobbie Cahn, one of the best officials in pro football, will handle the game. He is a former Chicago Maroon star and follows the ball very closely. Williams will probably umpire while Harry Sylvester will work as head linesman. Arrangements have been made to handle a capacity crowd. The gates at the park will be open at 12:45. The admission prices are $2.20, $1.65 and $1.10. Only five hundred of the low priced seats are available.
BOOSTER DAY TICKET SALE MAKING PROGRESS; EXPECT CROWD THANKSGIVING DAY
NOVEMBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The sale of tickets for the Booster Day football game which will be played here Thanksgiving Day, between Green Bay and the famous Duluth K.C. team at the league ball park is progressing satisfactorily although the committee in charge can still make use of a few more hustlers who will get out and help put over the campaign. Several of the plants and factories in the city are doing their bit to help out the football management and in several cases, separate committees in each of the establishments have joined in the ticket selling movement...ARE KICKING IN: Many of the out of town football fans who follow the fortunes of the Green Bay teams are kicking in and one pigskin enthusiasts from Sturgeon Bay in forwarding his check for a pair of ducats wrote that the Bay football team has done more than any other organization towards putting Northeastern Wisconsin on the nation's sport map. In speaking of the Booster Day game. Ed. Schweger, West Side druggist, said: "One don't begin to appreciate what importance the Green Bay pro eleven is looked upon until they get in touch with some of the people who live out of town."...BRING PEOPLE HERE: "The Sunday game here bring many persons to the city and generally they go home singing the praises of Green Bay and its team. I think pro football is an asset to this community. It keeps Green Bay in the public eye, not alone in the state but throughout the country as well. I think that the least the folks at home can do is to flock to the game next Thursday and show the management that Green Bay is behind them in their efforts to give this community big league football."