NAME                 NO POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Frank Balazs         35   B 6- 2 215            Iowa  1  1 21  5 1939 Draft - 18th round
John Biolo           32   G 5-10 191     Lake Forest  1  1 23  1
John Brennan         37   G 6- 1 204        Michigan  1  1 26  3
Charley Brock        29   C 6- 1 195        Nebraska  1  1 23 10 1939 Draft - 3rd round
Hank Bruder           5   B 6- 0 200    Northwestern  9  9 31 10
Larry Buhler         52   B 6- 2 204       Minnesota  1  1 22  3 1939 Draft - 1st round
Larry Craig          54   E 6- 0 205     S. Carolina  1  1 23 11 1939 Draft - 6th round
Tiny Engebretsen     34   G 6- 1 240    Northwestern  6  8 29 11 FA - Brooklyn (1934)
Milt Gantenbein      22   E 6- 0 195       Wisconsin  9  9 29 11
Buckets Goldenberg   43   G 5-10 222       Wisconsin  7  7 27  9
Tom Greenfield       56   C 6- 4 209         Arizona  1  1 21  8 1939 Draft - 15th round
Arnie Herber         38   B 5-11 200           Regis 10 10 29 10
Clarke Hinkle        30  FB 5-11 195        Bucknell  8  8 30 11
Don Hutson           14   E 6- 1 185         Alabama  5  5 26 11
Cecil Isbell         17   B 6- 1 190          Purdue  2  2 24 11 1938 Draft - 1st round
Harry Jacunski       48   E 6- 2 197         Fordham  1  1 23 
Ed Jankowski          7   B 5-10 195       Wisconsin  3  3 26 11 1937 Draft - 1st round
Paul Kell            41   T 6- 2 217      Notre Dame  1  1 24 10
Warren Kilbourne     58   T 6- 2 217       Minnesota  1  1 23  4
Jim Lawrence         51   B 5-10 190             TCU  1  4 24  5 FA - Chi Cards (1939)
Joe Laws             24   B 5- 9 185            Iowa  6  6 28 11
Bill Lee             40   T 6- 3 225         Alabama  3  5 27 11 FA - Brooklyn (1937)
Russ Letlow          46   G 6- 0 212   San Francisco  4  4 25 11 1936 Draft - 1st round
Allen Moore          55   E 6- 2 218       Texas A&M  1  1 30  5
Carl Mulleneaux      19   E 6- 4 206         Utah St  2  2 22 11
Baby Ray             44   T 6- 6 240      Vanderbilt  2  2 23 11
Herm Schneidman      51   B 5-10 200            Iowa  5  5 25  1
Charles Schultz      60   T 6- 3 230       Minnesota  1  1 22 10 1939 Draft - 20th round
Ernie Smith          45   T 6- 2 220             USC  4  4 29  6
Frank Steen          36   E 6- 1 190            Rice  1  1 25  3
Earl Svendsen        53   C 6- 1 185       Minnesota  2  2 24 10 1937 Draft - 4th round
Clarence Thompson    50   B 5-11 170       Minnesota  1  3 24  2 FA - Pittsburgh (1938)
Pete Tinsley         21   G 5- 8 205         Georgia  2  2 26 10 1938 Draft - 9th round
NAME                 NO POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Francis Twedell      62   G 5-11 220       Minnesota  1  1 22 
Andy Uram            42   B 5-10 187       Minnesota  2  2 24 11 1938 Draft - 4th round
Dick Weisberger      33   B 5-10 205     Williamette  2  2 24  4
Gus Zarnas           63   G 5-10 225      Ohio State  1  2 25    FA - Brooklyn (1939)
Dick Zoll            57   G 6- 1 223         Indiana  1  3 25  1 FA - Cleveland (1938)
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played
1939 PACKERS DRAFT (December 9, 1938)
RND SEL NAME               POS COLLEGE
1     9 Larry Buhler         B Minnesota
2       No choice
3    24 Charley Brock        C Nebraska
5    39 Lynn Hovland         G Wisconsin
6    49 Larry Craig          E South Carolina
7    59 Francis Twedell      T Minnesota
8    69 Paul Kell            T Notre Dame
9    79 John Hall            B Texas Christian
10   89 Vince Gavre          B Wisconsin 
11   99 Charley Sprague      E Southern Methodist
12  109 Traded to Brooklyn Dodgers
13  119 Dan Elmer            C Minnesota 
14  129 Bill Badgett         T Georgia 
15  139 Tom Greenfield       C Arizona 
16  149 Roy Bellin           B Wisconsin 
17  159 John Yerby           E Oregon 
18  169 Frank Balazs         B Iowa 
19  179 John Brennan         G Michigan 
20  189 Charles Schultz      T Minnesota 
21  194 Willard Hofer        B Notre Dame 
22  199 Bill Gunther         B Santa Clara 
BOLD ITALICS - Played for the Packers
1939 IN REVIEW
In the middle of a game with the Lions, Curly Lambeau made a switch which added a few years to Don Hutson's career. Lambeau assigned rookie Larry Craig, a 205-pound bruiser, to play blocking back on offense and end on defense, freeing Hutson to use his speed at safety. His new secondary post spared Hutson the pounding of defensive line play, and left him more energy for his pass-catching on offense. Passes from Cecil Isbell and Arnie Herber kept Hutson busy, while the running corps gained enough yards to make the Packers the top offensive team in the NFL. The foundation for the attack was a solid line featuring guards Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg, all of which combined to give Green Bay a return trip to the championship game.
THE PENNSYLVANIA KEYSTONERS
(SOURCE: Wikipedia) The Pennsylvania Keystoners was the idea thought up by then-Pittsburgh Pirates owner, Art Rooney, in 1939 to have a single NFL franchise based in both Pittsburgh
and Philadelphia. The team would play half of its home games in each location. The idea for the Keystoners still exists with the most convoluted in sports history. During their early histories,
the Pirates and the Eagles were among the weakest in the league. In his first eight years of operating the Pittsburgh franchise, Pirates founder Art Rooney was estimated to have lost
$100,000. Neither the Eagles nor the Pirates-Steelers had posted a winning record in their first eight years of existence. Losses on the field were compounded by the combined loss of
about $190,000 in Depression dollars.  The Steelers were so bad that Rooney sold them at the end of the, 1940 season to Alexis Thompson, a 26-year-old steel heir from Boston.
Thompson renamed the Steelers the Ironmen, but he planned to move the franchise to Boston and play games in Fenway Park. Eagles owner Bert Bell brokered the deal, which also
involved the trade of 11 Steelers to the Eagles and eight Eagles to the Steelers. Meanwhile, the Eagles were owned by a syndicate headed by Bell, however the team lost $80,000 and 21
games in its first three seasons. Soon all of the team's investors left the franchise, and by the end of the 1935 season Bell had the Eagles to himself. Rooney and Bell had become close
friends, and soon after he sold the Pittsburgh franchise, Rooney bought a half interest in the struggling Eagles operation. The two owners planned was to field a combined Philadelphia-
Pittsburgh team called the Keystoners that would play home games in both cities. The original proposition was that Thompson would buy the franchise and take the Pittsburgh club to
Boston and Bell and Rooney would pool their interests in the Eagles to form a Philadelphia-Pittsburgh club, splitting the home games between Forbes Field in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia's
Municipal Stadium. The Pittsburgh Pirates were supposed renamed the Boston Iron Men, however Thompson's move to Boston fell through. The Rooney/Bell idea to have one franchise with
games in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh was vetoed by the league as well. However Rooney had second thoughts about leaving Pittsburgh for Philadlephia, he caught Thompson at the right
time and the two men changed their plans. As a result, Rooney and Bell would take their Philadelphia operation back to Pittsburgh and rename it the Steelers while Thompson, could
move Rooney's original franchise to Philadelphia and play as the Eagles.
Joe Laws
Packers Alternate Uniform
1939 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (2-0-1)
AUGUST (1-0-1)
25 G-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (Game 1)         T  7- 7    0-0-1    9,416
25 G-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (Game 2)         W 17- 0    1-0-1         
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
4  SW College All-Stars (at Dallas)      W 31-20    2-0-1         
1939 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (9-2)
SEPTEMBER (2-0)
17 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-1-0)           W 14-10    1-0-0   11,792
24 G-CHICAGO BEARS (1-0-0)               W 21-16    2-0-0   19,192
OCTOBER (3-1)
1  G-CLEVELAND RAMS (0-2-0)              L 24-27    2-1-0    9,988
8  M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (1-3-0)           W 27-20    3-1-0   18,965
15 X-at St. Louis Gunners                W 31- 0            11,000
22 G-DETROIT LIONS (4-0-0)               W 26- 7    4-1-0   22,558
29 M-WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-0-1)         W 24-14    5-1-0   24,308
NOVEMBER (3-1)
5  at Chicago Bears (4-3-0)              L 27-30    5-2-0   40,537
12 at Philadelphia Eagles (0-5-1)        W 23-16    6-2-0   23,862
19 at Brooklyn Dodgers (4-4-1)           W 28- 0    7-2-0   19,843
26 at Cleveland Rams (4-4-1)             W  7- 6    8-2-0   30,691
DECEMBER (1-0)
3  at Detroit Lions (6-4-0)              W 12- 7    9-2-0   30,699
1939 POST-SEASON SEASON RESULTS (2-0)
NFL CHAMPIONSHIP - DECEMBER
10 M-NEW YORK GIANTS (9-1-1)             W 27- 0            32,279
G - GREEN BAY M - MILWAUKEE X - EXHIBITION