NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Al Baldwin          19    E  6-2 210 Arkansas         1  4 25 12 1950 FA-Buffalo-AAFC
Bill Boedeker       31    B 5-11 195 Kalamazoo        1  1 26  9 1950 FA
Paul Burris         33    G 5-11 215 Oklahoma         2  2 27 12 1947 Draft - 5th round
Tony Canadeo         3    B  6-0 190 Gonzaga          9  9 31 12 1941 Draft - 7th round 
Al Cannava          42    B 5-10 180 Boston College   1  1 26  1 1950 FA
Paul Christman      28   QB  6-0 200 Missouri         1  6 32 11 1950 Trade - Chi Cards
Jack Cloud          82   FB 5-10 220 William & Mary   1  1 25  9 1950 Draft - 8th round
Ted Cook            48 E/DB  6-2 195 Alabama          3  4 28 12 FA - 1948 - Detroit
Larry Coutre        27   HB 5-10 175 Notre Dame       1  1 22 12 1950 Draft - 4th round
Ray DiPierro        21    G 5-11 210 Ohio State       1  1 24 12 1950 FA
Wally Dreyer        42    B 5-10 170 Wisconsin        1  2 27 12 1950 FA - Bears
Chuck Drulis        18    G 5-10 220 Temple           1  7 32 11 1950 FA - Bears
Ed Ecker            55    T  6-7 270 John Carroll     1  3 27 11 1950 FA-Chi-AAFC (1948)
Bob Forte            8    B  6-0 205 Arkansas         5  5 28 12 1943 Draft - 11th round
Ted Fritsch         64    B 5-10 210 Stevens Point    9  9 30 12 1942 FA
Jug Girard          36    B 5-11 175 Wisconsin        3  3 23 12 1948 Draft - 1st round
Billy Grimes        22   HB  6-1 197 Oklahoma A&M     1  2 23 12 1950 FA-L.A. (AAFC)
Leon Manley         90    G  6-2 210 Oklahoma         1  1 24 12 1950 Draft - 7th round
Bob Mann            31    E 5-11 175 Michigan         1  3 26  3 FA - 1950 - Detroit
Clarence McGeary    44   DT  6-5 250 North Dakota St  1  1 24 12 1948 Draft - 30th round
Ed Neal             58 DT/T  6-4 275 Tulane           6  6 31 12 FA - 1945
Tom O'Malley        76   QB 5-11 185 Cincinnati       1  1 25  1 1950 Trade - Cleveland
Dan Orlich          49    E  6-5 215 Nevada           2  2 25 12 1949 Draft - 7th round
Steve Pritko        23    E  6-2 210 Villanova        2  8 28 12 1949 FA - NY Bulldogs
Floyd (Breezy) Reid 80   HB 5-10 187 Georgia          1  1 23 11 1950 FA - Bears
Tobin Rote          38   QB  6-3 200 Rice             1  1 22 12 1950 Draft - 2nd round
Carl Schuette       17 C/DB  6-1 210 Marquette        1  3 28 12 1950 FA-Buffalo (AAFC)
Joe Spencer         34    T  6-3 240 Oklahoma A&M     1  3 27 12 1950 FA-Cleve (AAFC)
Don Stansauk        63    T  6-2 255 Denver           1  1 24 11 FA - 1950
Rebel Steiner       74   DB  6-0 185 Alabama          1  1 23 12 1949 Draft - 12th round
Bob Summerhays      77    B  6-1 207 Utah             2  2 23 11 1949 Draft - 4th round
Len Szafaryn        51    T  6-2 229 North Carolina   1  2 22 12 1950 Trade - Washington
Clayton Tonnemaker  35 LB/C  6-2 235 Minnesota        1  1 22 12 1950 Draft - 1st round
Dick Wildung        45    T  6-0 220 Minnesota        5  5 29 12 1943 Draft - 1st round
Abner Wimberly      16    E  6-1 210 Louisiana State  1  2 24 11 1950 FA - L.A. (AAFC)
Alex Wizbicki       25    B 5-11 188 Holy Cross       1  4 28 11 1950 FA-Buffalo (AAFC)
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Startof Season G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1950 PACKERS DRAFT (January 21-22, 1950)
RND-PICK NAME                   POS COLLEGE
1  -   4 Clayton Tonnemaker       C Minnesota
2  -  17 Tobin Rote              QB Rice
3  -  30 Gordy Soltau             E Minnesota
4  -  43 Larry Coutre            RB Notre Dame
(MILWAUKEE) - Green Bay bottled up Slingin' Sammy Baugh in the second half to upset Washington, 35-21. The old veteran connected on 14 of 22 passes in the first half but was held to only two completions in the second half. Washington ran and passed 82 yards to score in the first period, the counter coming on a 33-yard Baugh-to-Howie Livingston pass. But the Packers came back to count twice in the second period, first on a 21-yard pass from Paul Christman to Ted Cooke then on an 85-yard punt runback by Billy Grimes. Washington tied it up at 14-14 in the third on Bob Goode's 80-yard dash. Green Bay, however, iced it with two more touchdowns. The Redskins coughed the pigskin up seven times. The game marked the debut of Paul Christman at quarterback, as the Packers picked him up from the Cardinals after releasing Tom O'Malley (who they had acquired from Cleveland in the off-season).
WASHINGTON -   7   0   7   7  -  21
GREEN BAY  -   0  14  14   7  -  35
1st - WASH - Howie Livingston, 33-yd pass fr Baugh (Bill Dudley kick) WASHINGTON 7-0
2nd - GB - Cook, 21-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick)  TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Grimes, 85-yard punt return (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - GB - Grimes, 2-yard run (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - WASH - Rob Goode, 80-yard run (Dudley kick)  GREEN  BAY 21-14
3rd - GB - Canadeo, 1-yard run (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 28-14
4th - GB - Coutre, 3-yard run (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 35-14
4th - WASH - Livingston, 74-yard pass from Harry Gilmer (Dudley kick) GREEN BAY 35-21
(TOLEDO) - The Green Bay Packers, making their debut under Coach Gene Ronzani, ran up against Otto Graham's talented passing arm Saturday night and bowed to the Cleveland Browns in an exhibition game before 12,000. The Packers started with a bang, taking the opening kickoff! and staging a fine 73-yard drive which was climaxed by Jud Girard's touchdown pass to Ted Cook. Ted Fritsch added the extra point from placement. From then on, except for threat in the final period, it was all Cleveland and Graham, who had almost complete mastery of the air. The former Northwestern star accounted for three touchdowns by completing 12 of 21 attempts, good for 281 yards. The Browns, annual Champions of the now defunct All-American Conference, tied the count within one minute after the following kickoff. Graham passed twice, the payoff being caught by Dub Jones for the tying score. Graham followed with another tallying heave to Dante Lavelli and the Browns held a 14-7 lead. On the first play of the second quarter, Lou Groza kicked a 10-yard field goal. Graham then tossed four times for a 70-yard gain with Lavelli on the receiving end of the final heave and the Browns led 24-7 at the half. Both teams substituted freely in the third period as ground plays predominated. Rex Baumgardner produced the only touchdown of the period. The Packers threatened in the final period when Rebel Steiner intercepted a pass on his 25 and returned it to Cleveland's 40. Mixing ground and aerial plays, the Packers moved to the Browns' 13 before losing the ball on downs.
GREEN BAY -   7  0  0  0  -  7
CLEVELAND -  14 10  7  7  - 38
1st - GB - Cook pass from Girard (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - CLE - Dub Jones. 62-yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)  TIED 7-7
1st - CLE - Dante Lavelli, 51-yard pass from Graham (Groza kick)  CLE 14-7
2nd - CLE - Lavelli, 18-yard pass from Graham (Groza kick)  CLEVELAND 21-7
2nd - CLE - Groza field goal  CLEVELAND 24-7
3rd - CLE - Rex Baumgardner, 17-yard run (Groza kick)  CLEVELAND 31-7
4th - CLE - Dopey Phelps, 87-yard run (Groza kick)  CLEVELAND 38-7
(BOSTON) - The Packers booted an early 38-yard field goal and drove 10 yards through the air for a fourth period touchdown to defeat the Giants in an exhibition game Tuesday night at Braves Field. After the Packers' first
scoring drive was checked about midway through the opening quarter, Ted Fritsch kicked the field goal from a difficult angle. The Packers saw two other touchdown thrusts turned back before Jug Girard took over the tossing assignment for Tobin Rote and completed two long heaves to end Al Baldwin for a first down on the Giants' 8-yard line. Then Rote drew a favorable interference ruling on a grounded pass aimed at Abner Wimberly. It gave the Packers a first down on the Giants' 2-yard line from where Jack Cloud plunged over on fourth down. The Giants were confined to their end of the field until after the Packers completed their scoring. A disappointing crowd was doused by a heavy pre-game shower, which also delayed its start for 15 minutes. 
NY GIANTS -   0  0  0  0  -  0
GREEN BAY -   3  0  0  7  - 10
1st - GB - Fritsch, 38-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
4th - GB - Cloud, 2-yard line (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 10-0
5  -  56 to Pittsburgh Steelers
6  -  69 Jack Cloud               B William and Mary
7  -  82 Leon Manley              T Oklahoma
8  -  95 Harry Szulborski         B Purdue
9  - 108 Roger Wilson             E South Carolina
10 - 121 Bob Mealey               T Minnesota
11 - 134 Gene Lorendo             E Georgia
12 - 147 Andy Pavich              E Denver
13 - 160 Carlton Elliott          E Virginia
14 - 173 Fred Leon                T Nevada
15 - 186 Gene Huebner             C Baylor
16 - 199 Frank Kuzma              B Minnesota 
17 - 212 Hal Otterback            G Wisconsin 
18 - 225 Arnold Galiffa          QB Army 
19 - 238 Earl T. Rowan            T Hardin-Simmons
20 - 251 Jim Howe                 B Kentucky 
21 - 264 Gene Evans               B Wisconsin
22 - 277 Chuck Beatty             C Penn State 
23 - 290 George Mattey            G Ohio State 
24 - 303 Don Delph                B Dayton 
25 - 316 Frank Waters             B Michigan State
26 - 329 Claude Radtke            E Lawrence 
27 - 342 Bill Osbourne            B Nevada-Reno 
28 - 355 Herm Hering              B Rutgers 
29 - 368 Ben Zaranka              E Kentucky 
30 - 381 Ray Mallouf              B SMU
Note: Ray Mallouf (30th round) chosen off of New York Bulldogs roster
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
AAFC DISPERSAL DRAFT (June 2, 1950)
Billy Grimes                     HB Los Angeles
Alton Baldwin                     E Buffalo
Homer Paine                       T Chicago
James Lukens                      E Chicago
Abner Wimberly                    E Los Angeles
Wilbur Volz                       B Buffalo
John Kerns                        T Buffalo
Ted Cook                          E Rookie
James Bailey                      T Chicago
Denver Crawford                   T New York Yanks
Carl Schuette                     B Buffalo
Siamont Czarobsky                 T Chicago
Vic Schleigh                      T Chicago
Paul Duke                         C New York Yanks
H.M. Patterson                    T Rookie
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1950 Packers Media Guide
1950 Packers Schedule
Cardinals at Packers
August 16th
Lions at Packers
September 17th
Packers at Lions Program - 19 November
49ers at Packers Program - 26 November
Rams at Packers Program - 12 November
Ted Fritsch
Al Baldwin
Paul Burris
Larry Coutre
Ted Fritsch
Clayton Tonnemaker
Dick Wildung
1950 PACKER TRANSACTIONS
UNKNOWN - Acquired B Bill Bodecker from CLEVELAND for 1951 4th round draft choice
January 22 - Traded 1950 5th round to PITTSBURGH
July 21 - Acquired OG Ray DiPierro off waivers from CHICAGO BEARS
August 4 - Traded T Paul Lipscomb to WASHINGTON for T Len Szafaryn
August 28 - Acquired B Wally Dreyer off waivers from CHICAGO BEARS
August 29 - Traded 1951 8th round draft choice to CLEVELAND for QB Tom O' Malley
September 17 - Placed HB Walter Schlinkman on the reserve list. Waived QB Gus Johnson and HB Dick Braznell. Acquired T Don Stansauk off waivers.
September 22 - Acquired QB Paul Christman off waivers from CHICAGO CARDINALS
November 25 - Placed HB Bill Boedecker on waivers. Signed E Bob Mann off waivers from DETROIT.
1950 IN REVIEW
New coach Gene Ronzani inherited a deteriorating team, and constant front-office interference did not make his task any easier. Some new talent, however, kept the season from being a total loss. Rookie quarterback Tobin Rote showed some flair both in the passing and running, end Al Baldwin and halfback Billy Grimes both fit into the attack after coming over the AAFC, and rookie Clayton Tonnemaker graded out as the best  Packer lineman. But the defense leaked horrendously, five times allowing 40 points or more, while the offense was inconsistent.
THE NFL-AAFC MERGER
     After four years of war, peace came to the world of professional football, when, on December 9, 1949, two days before the AAFC title game, the AAFC and NFL shook hands and merged. Three AAFC teams were admitted to the NFL: the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts. The players of the New York Yankees team were divided up between the New York Giants and the New York Bulldogs (who changed their name to New York Yanks), the Los Angeles Dons and Los Angeles Rams merged, and a portion of the AAFC Buffalo Bills was absorbed into the Browns organization. A special draft was then held by the league's 13 teams to allocate the rest of the AAFC players. The merged league briefly flirted with the name "National-American Football League", but restored the name "National Football League" in March 1950, reinforcing the belief of some that the NFL simply gobbled up the AAFC, and did not truly merge. Cleveland and San Francisco were the strongest franchises in the AAFC, so it was natural for them to move over to the NFL. The third team caused some debate.
     There was some sentiment to admit the Bills rather than the Colts, as the Bills had better attendance and the better team. However, Buffalo's size (with only Green Bay smaller) and climate were seen as problems. George Preston Marshall, the rambunctious owner of the Washington Redskins, had long objected to the Colts' proximity to his Redskins. Money made the difference, as Marshall changed his tune and claimed the Redskins and Colts could be excellent rivals, as he agreed to accept a $150,000 fee to waive his territorial rights.  
Buffalo fans produced more than 15,000 season ticket pledges, raised $175,000 in a stock offering, and filed a separate application to join. When the vote to admit Buffalo was held on January 20, 1950, a majority of league owners were willing to accept Buffalo; however, George Halas, who had a longstanding animosity toward Buffalo's previous NFL franchise, and Dan Reeves blocked the Bills' entry into the league. League rules required a unanimous vote, and the vote was 9-4 in favor of Buffalo, far short of the unanimous hurdle.  For some reason, teams were not happy about going to a 14-team league, and also rejected an expansion bid from Houston. Buffalo owner Jim Breuil was content to accept a minority share of the Browns, and Buffalo would have to wait until 1960, when the AFL gave them the Bills. As for the Colts, they lasted one season, were moved to New York, and the city was absent pro football for two seasons.
1950 PRE-SEASON
AUGUST                                 RESULT       RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
2 Cleveland Browns (at Toledo, Ohio)   L  7-38      0- 1-0 10,000 Jug Girard               Billy Grimes (61)                                       Steve Pritko (5)
16 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS                 W 17-14      1- 1-0 20,136 Jud Girard
29 New York Giants (at Boston)         W 10- 0      2- 1-0 12,053
SEPTEMBER
10 M-BALTIMORE COLTS                   W 16-14      3- 1-0 17,191
1950 REGULAR SEASON
SEPTEMBER
17 G-DETROIT LIONS (0-0-0)             L  7-45      0- 1-0 22,096 Tobin Rote
24 M-WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-0-0)       W 35-21      1- 1-0 14,109
OCTOBER
1  G-CHICAGO BEARS (2-0-0)             W 31-21      2- 1-0 24,893                          Larry Coutre (101)
8  G-NEW YORK YANKS (2-1-0)            L 31-44      2- 2-0 23,871                          Billy Grimes (167)
15 at Chicago Bears (3-1-0)            L 14-28      2- 3-0 51,065                          
19 at New York Yanks (4-1-0)           L 17-35      2- 4-0 13,661
NOVEMBER
5  at Baltimore Colts (0-6-0)          L 21-41      2- 5-0 12,971
12 M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (6-2-0)          L 14-45      2- 6-0 20,456
19 at Detroit Lions (3-5-0)            L 21-24      2- 7-0 17,752                                                                                  Al Baldwin (3-106)
26 G-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-8-0)       W 25-21      3- 7-0 13,196
DECEMBER
3  at Los Angeles Rams (8-3-0)         L 14-51      3- 8-0 39,323
10 at San Francisco 49ers (2-9-0)      L 14-30      3- 9-0 20,797
G - Green Bay  M - Milwaukee
(GREEN BAY) - The underdog Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Cardinals, 17-14, in an exhibition game Wednesday night as former Packer Coach Curley Lambeau made his debut on the Cardinal bench. More than 20,000 fans saw the Packers break a second quarter tie and then humble the team Lambeau took over last February after 31 years with Green Bay. In new Coach Gene Ronzani's first home appearance, the Packers scored in the first 11 minutes. Bob Summerhays pounced on Elmer Angsman's fumble on the Cards' 30. Tobin Rote pitched to Tony Canadeo and then to Tony Canadeo, who landed on the oneyard line. Ted Fritsch took it over and then converted for the extra point. The Cardinals made 15 first downs to the Packers' 12, but the Packers gained 280 yards to their opponents' 220. Defeated by Cleveland in an exhibition game last week, 38-7, the Packers were improved in almost all departments.
CHI CARDS -  0  7  7  0 - 14
GREEN BAY -  7 10  0  0 - 17
1st - GB - Fritsch, 1-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
(MILWAUKEE) - Rookie QB Tobin Rote pitched two touchdown passes to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 16-14 victory over Baltimore Sunday in an exhibition game before 17,191 fans. But the Colts contributed a 100-yard touchdown run as their share of the fireworks. The big 22-year-old Rice graduate completed nine of his 19 passes for 206 yards to lead the Packers' attack. Rookie Baltimore QB Adrian Burk of Baylor passed to rookie Jim Owens from the Packer two yard line for the opening touchdown of the game late in the second period. Rote fired his 10-yard touchdown pass to Canadeo a minute later to tie the score at 7-7 at halftime. Rote passed to Al Baldwin for a 47-yard scoring play late in the third period, and Ted Fritsch booted a field goal from the 14 in the last quarter to give the Packers a 16-7 lead. Chet Mutryn of Baltimore took the ball on the next kickoff and sprinted 100 yards for the final touchdown of the game. The game, played for the benefit of the Shrine charity, was the Packers' third victory in four pre-league season tilts.
BALTIMORE -   0  7  0  7  - 14
GREEN BAY -   0  7  3  6  - 16
2nd - BALT - Jim Owens, 2-yd pass fr Adrian Burk (Rex Grossman kick)  BAL 7-0
2nd - GB - Canadeo, 10-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick)  TIED 7-7
3rd - GB - Baldwin, 47-yard pass from Rote (Kick failed)  GREEN BAY 13-7
4th - GB - Fritsch, 14-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 16-7
4th - BALT - Chet Mutryn, 100-yard kickoff return (Kick good)  GREEN BAY 17-14
(DETROIT) - The Detroit Lions, featuring Bobby Layne's passing, slapped the Green Bay Packers with a 45-7 defeat Sunday before 22,096 fans. In their first National Football League regulation start under Coach Gene Ronzani, the Packers took an early 7-0 lead which went glimmering fast as Layne filled the air with accurate pitches. Layne completed eight of 12 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown in the first half. Two more tallies ripped Green Bay apart and the Lions coasted in with second stringers the rest of the way. Layne and Fred Enke connected for 12 of 23 passes for 266 yards. The Detroit secondary intercepted seven Packer tosses, running one back for a touchdown. Green Bay tallied first when Rebel Steiner intercepted Layne's first pass. Tobin Rote tossed 28 yards to Tony Cannava. Three plays later Tony Canadeo went over from the five and Ted Fritsch converted. The Lions took over from there. Doak Walker kicked a 38-yard field goal. Then Layne passed to Walker, who fumbled on the two. Johnny Greene recovered in the end zone for the first Lion touchdown. Then Layne completed a 40-yard heave to Cloyce Box, who ran 10 more for another tally. After that Clarence Self, formerly of Wisconsin , intercepted Tom O'Malley's pass and raced 56 yards over the goal line. Walker converted after Self's run after having missed his first two attempts. The half ended 22-7 for the Lions. Ollie Cline went over from the 10 after Layne had passed 39 yards to Green in the second half. Walker converted. On the kickoff Cannava fumbled and Walley Triplett picked up the loose ball on the 18, going over untouched. Walker failed to convert but kicked a 33-yard field goal in the last minute of the third quarter. A second string backfield was used by Coach Bo McMillin in the final quarter. This group drove 43 yards with Lindell Parson going over from the two. Walker returned to kick the point. Green Bay held the Lions to 38 yards on the ground. But a weak pass defense meant the difference. The Lions showed alertness by recovering each of their 11 fumbles. The Packers cause was hurt in the first half when Rote, their quarterback and ace passer, was forced from the game with a shoulder injury.
DETROIT   -  9 13 16  7 - 45
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  0 -  7
1st - GB - Canadeo, 5-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - DET - Doak Walker, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
1st - DET - John Greene, 1-yard fumble return (Kick failed) DETROIT 9-7
2nd - DET - Cloyce Box, 50-yard pass from Bobby Layne (Walker kick) DET 16-7
2nd - DET - Clarence Self, 56-yard interception return (Kick failed) DETROIT 22-7
3rd - DET - Ollie Cline, 10-yard run (Kick failed) DETROIT 28-7
3rd - DET - Wally Triplett, 18-yard fumble return (Walker kick) DETROIT 35-7
3rd - DET - Walker, 33-yard field goal DETROIT 38-7
4th - DET - Lindy Pearson, 2-yard run (Walker kick) DETROIT 45-7
(GREEN BAY) - Green Bay trailed 7-3 at the half before breaking away for three touchdowns in the third quarter. The Packers scored twice on interceptions of Johnny Lujack passes, the first a 28-yard runback by Wally Dreyer and the second for 94 by Rebel Steiner. Then, still in the same period. Billy Grimes scooted 68 yards with a punt return. Ted Fritsch kicked a field goal to give Green Bay a 3-0 lead in the first half. Lujack had put Chicago ahead for the only time at 7-3 in the second, setting up the score with a 69-yard pass to Jim Keane. Julie Rykovich crunched over from in close. Larry Coutre and Breezy Reid ran for a combined 150 yards for Green Bay.
CHICAGO   -   0   7   7   7  -  21
GREEN BAY -   3   0  21   7  -  31
1st - GB - Fritsch, 20-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - CHI - Julie Rykovich, 1-yard run (Johnny Lujack kick)  CHICAGO 7-3
3rd - GB - Dryer, 28-yard interception return (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - GB - Steiner, 94-yard interception return (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - CHI - Lujack, 1-yard (Lujack kick)  GREEN BAY 17-14
3rd - GB - Grimes, 68-yard punt return (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 24-14
4th - GB - Reid, 5-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick)  GREEN BAY 31-14
4th - CHI - Rykovich, 2-yard run (Lujack kick)  GREEN BAY 31-21
(GREEN BAY) - Yanks owner Ted Collins may not have been out of the red, but his high scoring New York Yanks are out of the NFL cellar. Collins had spent a fortune in Boston and New York trying to make pro football pay. His 1949 team, the New York Bulldogs, finished last in the Eastern Division and spectators at their games almost were outnumbered by players and peanut sellers. This year it's different. New York outscored Green Bay Packers, 44-31. The triumph kept the Yanks in a three-way tie with the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears for first place in the National Conference.The fans got their money's worth as the Yanks went on a scoring spree. Yank quarterback George Ratterman threw three touchdown passes. His performance was backed by Sherman Howard, and George Talliaferro, who each caught one of Ratterman's touchdown passes and each ran for a touchdown from scrimmage. The Yanks took a 17-3 lead in the first half and the Packers never caught up, although they outscored the winners, 28-27 in the last two periods on touchdowns by Billy Grimes, Dan Orlich, Tony Canadeo and Paul Christman. Grimes ran for 167 yards on 10 carries, as Green Bay rolled up 312 yards on the ground. 
NEW YORK YANKS -   3  14  20   7  -  44
GREEN BAY      -   3   0  21   7  -  31
1st - NYY - Chet Adams, 15-yard field goal  NEW YORK YANKS 3-0
1st - GB - Fritsch, 27-yard field goal  TIED 3-3
2nd - NY - Sherman Howard, 25-yd pass from Ratterman (Adams kick) YANKS 10-3
2nd - NYY - Zollie Toth, 3-yard run (Adams kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 17-3
3rd - NYY - Howard, 60-yard run (Adams kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 24-3
3rd - GB - Grimes, 61-yard run (Fritsch kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 24-10
3rd - GB - Orlich, 15-yard fumble return (Fritsch kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 24-17
3rd - NYY - Dan Edwards, 45-yard pass from Ratterman (Kick failed)  YANKS 30-17
3rd - GB - Canadeo, 2-yard run (Fritsch kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 30-24
3rd - NYY - George Taliaferro, 37-yd pass fr Ratterman (Adams kick) YANKS 37-24
3rd - GB - Christman, 1-yard run (Fritsch kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 37-31
4th - NYY - Taliaferro, 24-yard run (Adams kick)  NEW YORK YANKS 44-31
August 2: Cleveland 38, Green Bay 7
August 16: Green Bay 17, Chicago Cardinals 14
August 22: Green Bay 10, New York Giants 0
September 10: Green Bay 16, Baltimore 14
September 17: Detroit (1-0) 45, Green Bay (0-1) 7
September 24: Green Bay (1-1) 35, Washington (1-1) 21
2nd - CHI - John Cochran, 6-yard run (Pat Harder kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Cook pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Fritsch, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - CHI - Charley Trippi, 11-yd pass from Paul Christman (Harder kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
The third stock sale, in 1950, came on the heels of founder Curly Lambeau’s 30-year dominion, when the club’s officers arranged to amend the corporation’s bylaws to permit the sale of up to 10,000 total shares of stock (opening up more than 9,500 shares for purchase), to limit the number of shares that any individual could own. The team also increased the number of directors from 15 to 25. The response to the 1950 drive was inspiring, with people from all across Wisconsin, as well as former Green Bay residents living in other states, coming forward to buy the $25 shares of stock. Roughly $50,000 was raised in one 11-day period alone. Reportedly, one woman from a farm near Wrightstown, Wis., showed up at the team’s offices with $25 worth of quarters in a match box. A total of about $118,000 was generated through this major stock sale, helping to put the Packers on a sound financial basis once again.
October 1: Green Bay (2-1) 31, Chicago Bears (2-1) 21
October 8: New York Yanks (3-1) 44, Green Bay (2-2) 31
Green Bay Packers letterhead dated March 15th. The content of the letter is about organizing a meeting to talk about and explain that year's Green Bay Packers stock drive and is sent from Lee Joannes. (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society)
October 15: Chicago Bears (4-1) 28, Green Bay (2-3) 14
(CHICAGO) - Johnny Lujack continued to do a superb job of filling the shoes of Sid Luckman, the guiding genius of the Bears during the past decade. Although noted more for his pinpoint passing, Lujack scored 22 points on three rushing touchdowns and four conversions. Green Bay did score first and last, but, in between, the Bears ripped off four straight touchdowns to avenge an earlier loss to the Packers. Jug Girard set a Packer record with 11 punts for 418 yards.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  7 - 14
CHICAGO   -  0  7 14  7 - 28
1st - GB - Grimes, 73-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CHI - Johnny Lujack, 25-yard run (Lujack kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - CHI - Harper Davis, 36-yard run (Lujack kick) CHICAGO 14-7
3rd - CHI - Lujack, 1-yard run (Lujack kick) CHICAGO 21-7
4th - CHI - Lujack, 8-yard run (Lujack kick) CHICAGO 28-7
4th - GB - Reid, 14-yard run (Fritsch kick) CHICAGO 28-14
October 19: New York Yanks (5-1) 35, Green Bay (2-4) 17
(NEW YORK) - On a Thursday night, George Ratterman raised his league-leading total to 14 passing touchdowns, as the Yanks climbed into the lead of the National Conference. Ratterman threw two scores - one 42 yards to Art Weiner and the other 69 yards to Buddy Young. The Yanks jumped into a 14-0 lead in the first five minutes when Zollie Toth smashed over from the two after Young's 54-yard return of the opening kickoff and end Jack Russell recovered a Packer fumble in the end zone. Ratterman's TD tosses and Chris Iverson's 10-yard runback of an intercepted pass completed the Yank scoring. Green Bay scored on Ted Fritsch's 52-yard field goal, Paul Christman's 16-yard pass to Ted Cook, and Tobin Rote's pass to Al Baldwin.
GREEN BAY      -  0 10  7  0 - 17
NEW YORK YANKS - 14  7  7  7 - 35
1st - NYY - Zollie Toth, 2-yard run (Chet Adams kick) NEW YORK YANKS 7-0
1st - NYY - Jack Russell, 3-yard fumble return (Adams kick) NY YANKS 14-0
2nd - GB - Fritsch, 52-yard field goal NEW YORK YANKS 14-3
2nd - GB - Cook, 17-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick) NY YANKS 14-10
2nd - NY - Art Weiner, 42-yd pass fr George Ratterman (Adams kick) YANKS 21-10
3rd - NYY - Buddy Young, 69-yard pass from Ratterman (Adams kick) YANKS 28-10
3rd - GB - Baldwin, 85-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) YANKS 28-17
4th - NYY - Duke Iverson, 10-yard interception return (Adams kick) YANKS 35-17
November 5: Baltimore (1-6) 41, Green Bay (2-5) 21
(BALTIMORE) - After a 16-day layoff, the Packers were embarassed in Baltimore, where the winless Colts rolled over them for 506 yards and six touchdowns. Jim Spavital had half of the Colts' scores, helping them to their only win of the season. The Colts' defense, the worst in the NFL, returned three interceptions for touchdowns to blow the game open.
GREEN BAY -  7  7  7  0 - 21
BALTIMORE -  0 14  0 27 - 41
1st - GB - Grimes, 1-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - BALT - Jim Spavital, 46-yard run (Rex Grossman kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - BALT - Spavital, 45-yard pass from Y.A.Tittle (Grossman kick) BALTIMORE 14-7
2nd - GB - Coutre, 15-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick) TIED 14-14
3rd - GB - Baldwin, 40-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
4th - BALT - Spavital, 96-yard run (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 21-20
4th - BALT - Jim Owens, 26-yard interception return (Grossman kick) BALTIMORE 27-21
4th - BALT - Frank Spaniel, 29-yd interception return (Grossman kick) BALTIMORE 34-21
4th - BALT - Herb Rich, 45-yard interception return (Grossman kick) BALTIMORE 41-21
November 12: Los Angeles (7-2) 45, Green Bay (2-6) 14
Green Bay Packers letterhead dated April 12th. The content of the letter is addressed to "DEAR FELLOW WORKER" and details a small aspect of the Green Bay Packers stock drive. The letter was sent from Lee Joannes. (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society

Green Bay Packers halfback Larry Coutre is upended by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Lowell Wagner during the Packers' 25-21 victory at old City Stadium on Nov. 26, 1950. Others in the play include Packers guard Chuck Drulis (18) and fullback Tony Canadeo (3) and 49ers middle guard Visco Grgich (34) and defensive end Gail Bruce (54). It was the 49ers' first game in Green Bay, and it was played after a blizzard had hit the city. (SOURCE: Packerville.blogspot.com and the Press-Gazette photo from the Tom Pigeon collection
(MILWAUKEE) - Green Bay returned home for the first time in a month, and played before the largest crowd in Milwaukee in two years. Unfortunately, the defense remained missing, as the Rams roared out to a 45-0 lead, and the Packers allowed its highest point total given up since Opening Day. The Rams used the down-trodden Packers as stepping stones to first place in the National Conference. The Rams started off meekly with a field goal in the first period. After that they went to town, as Bob Waterfield tossed two touchdown passes and Norm Van Brocklin and Glenn Davis one each. Four bobbles by the Packers helped the Rams' cause. Brocklin's touchdown pitch was his only completion in 11 tries. The Packers were held scoreless until the final minutes when Tobin Rote threw touchdown passes to Larry Coutre and Al Baldwin.
LOS ANGELES -  3 21 14  7 - 45
GREEN BAY   -  0  0  0 14 - 14
1st - LA - Bob Waterfield, 32-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
2nd - LA - Tom Fears, 52-yard pass from Waterfield (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 10-0
2nd - LA - Elroy Hirsch, 28-yard pass from Waterfield (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 17-0
2nd - LA - Dick Hoerner, 1-yard run (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 24-0
3rd - LA - Hirsch, 28-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 31-0
3rd - LA - Woodley Lewis, 50-yard fumble return (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 38-0
4th - LA - Tommy Kalmanir, 41-yd pass fr Glenn Davis (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 45-0
4th - GB - Coutre, 77-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) LOS ANGELES 45-7
4th - GB - Baldwin, 22-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) LOS ANGELES 45-14
November 19: Detroit (4-5) 24, Green Bay (2-7) 21
(DETROIT) - Fred Enke tossed a touchdown pass to Doak Walker with less than two minutes remaining, sending Green Bay to its sixth consecutive loss.Walker scored all the winners' points, either rushing, receiving or kicking.
GREEN BAY -  0 14  0  7 - 21
DETROIT   -  0 10  7  7 - 24
2nd - DET - Doak Walker, 33-yard pass from Bobby Layne (Walker kick) DET 7-0
2nd - GB - Pritko, 3-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Cloud, 2-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - DET - Walker, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - DET - Walker, 20-yard pass from Layne (Walker kick) DETROIT 17-14
4th - GB - Cloud, 1-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 21-17
4th - DET - Walker, 8-yard pass from Fred Enke (Walker kick) DETROIT 24-21
November 26: Green Bay (3-7) 25, San Francisco (2-9) 21
(GREEN BAY) - With the wind gusting up to 28 miles per hour and snow in the air, the Packers rallied in their final home game with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat San Francisco in their first-ever meeting. The last score, a pass from Paul Christman to Breezy Reid, came with less than three minutes to go in the game.
SAN FRANCISCO -  7  0 14  0 - 21
GREEN BAY     -  7  6  0 12 - 25
1st - SF - Johnny Strzykalski, 1-yard run (Gordie Soltau kick) SAN FRANCISCO 7-0
1st - GB - Grimes, 57-yard run (Fritsch kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Canadeo, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-7
3rd - SF - Fred Gehrke, 2-yard run (Soltau kick) SAN FRANCISCO 14-13
3rd - SF - Emil Sitko, 28-yard pass from Frankie Albert (Soltau kick) SAN FRANCISCO 21-13
4th - GB - Cloud, 2-yard run (Kick failed) SAN FRANCISCO 21-19
4th - GB - Reid, 44-yard pass from Christman (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 25-21
December 3: Los Angeles (9-3) 51, Green Bay (3-8) 14
(LOS ANGELES) - Los Angeles, after falling behind 7-0 in the second period, struck savagely for seven touchdowns to win easily. Glenn Davis and Tom Fears scored twice each. The tremendous scoring burst gave the Rams 466 points for the season, an all-time high. Tom Fears caught an NFL-record 18 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams clinched a tie for the National Conference title. For Green Bay, Jug Girard punted 11 times for the second time this season. 
GREEN BAY   -  0  7  0  7 - 14
LOS ANGELES -  0 16 21 14 - 51
2nd - GB - Mann, 8-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - LA - Glenn Davis, 4-yard run (Bob Waterfield kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - LA - Safety, Larry Brink covered blocked kick in end zone after it hit the goal post L. ANGELES 9-7
2nd - LA - Davis, 8-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick) LA 16-7
3rd - LA - Elroy Hirsch, 37-yard pass from Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick) LA 23-7
3rd - LA - Tom Fears, 11-yard pass from Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick) LA 30-7
3rd - LA - Vitamin Smith, 9-yard pass from Waterfield (Waterfield kick) LA 37-7
4th - GB - Cook, 3-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) LOS ANGELES 37-14
4th - LA - Fears, 4-yard pass from Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick) LA 44-14
4th - LA - Tank Younger, 3-yard run (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 51-14
December 10: San Francisco (3-9) 30, Green Bay (3-9) 14
(SAN FRANCISCO) - In a batttle for the cellar, the 49ers tied Green Bay for fifth place in the National Conference, thanks to 24 unanswered points in the first half and Frankie Albert's three touchdown passes.
GREEN BAY     -  7  0  7  0 - 14
SAN FRANCISCO - 10 14  0  6 - 30
1st - GB - Grimes, 96-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - SF - Strzykalski, 7-yard run (Gordie Soltau kick) TIED 7-7
1st - SF - Soltau, 21-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 10-7
2nd - SF - Joe Perry, 10-yard pass from Frankie Albert (Soltau kick) SAN FRAN 17-7
2nd - SF - Perry, 78-yard run (Jack Nix pass from Albert) SAN FRANCISCO 24-7
3rd - GB - Pritko, 3-yard pass from Rote (Tonnemaker kick) SAN FRAN 24-14
4th - SF - Fred Gehrke, 4-yard pass from Albert (Kick failed) SAN FRAN 30-14