1920 Green Bay Packers season

The 1920 Green Bay Packers season was their second season of competition. Mostly playing other independent professional teams in Wisconsin, the club posted a 9–1–1 record under player/coach Curly Lambeau.

1920 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
Home fieldHagemeister Park
Results
Record9–1–1

Season results

Playing games from late September to late November the Packers lost only one game, tied another and won nine times. The offense scored more than 20 points per game while the defense posted shutouts in eight out of the eleven games. Overall, the team finished second among Wisconsin teams for the second consecutive year.[1]

Week Date Opponent Results [2] Game Site
Final score Team record
1 September 26 Chicago Boosters T 3-3 0-0-1 Hagemeister Park
2 October 3 KauKauna Legion W 56–0 1-0-1 Hagemeister Park
3 October 10 Stambaugh Miners W 3–0 2-0-1 Hagemeister Park
4 October 17 Marinette Professionals W 25–0 3-0-1 Hagemeister Park
5 October 24 De Pere Pros W 62–0 4-0-1 Hagemeister Park
6 October 31 Beloit Fairies W 7–0 5-0-1 Hagemeister Park
7 November 7 Milwaukee All-Stars W 9–0 6-0-1 Hagemeister Park
8 November 14 at Beloit Fairies L 3-14 6-1-1 Beloit, WI
9 November 21 Menominee Professionals W 19–7 7-1-1 Hagemeister Park
10 November 25 Stambaugh Miners W 14–0 8-1-1 Hagemeister Park
11 November 28 Milwaukee Lapham A.C. W 26–0 9-1-1 Hagemeister Park

Home Field

In 1920 the Packers continued playing home games at Hagemeister park. That year the city built stands on one side of the field. This was the first time the Packers were able to charge an admission.[3] The Packers played ten home games in the 1920 season winning nine times and tying once. In the first year of professional Thanksgiving Football,[4] the Packers played and defeated the Stambaugh Miners, 14–0, in Green Bay. This would be the first of only two occasions when the Packers would play at home on Thanksgiving, out of 33 total Thanksgiving games.[5]

Roster

Over the offseason, Green Bay added eight players to the roster and lost six. In total, twenty-seven players competed for the Packers in 1920.

Player Name Pro Experience
Nate Abrams 1 yr
Henry (Tubby) Bery 1 yr
Cub Buck 0 yr
Jack Dalton 0 yr
Dutch Dwyer 1 yr
Jen Gallager 1 yr
Fritz Gavin 1 yr
Fee Klaus 0 yr
Wally Ladrow 1 yr
Curly Lambeau 1 yr
Wes Leaper 1 yr
Malis 0 yr
Herman Martell 1 yr
Orlo Wylie McLean 1 yr
Medley 0 yr
Murphy 0 yr
Herbert Nichols 1 yr
Al Petcka 1 yr
Sammy Powers 1 yr
Gus Rosenow 1 yr
Charlie Sauber 1 yr
Smith 0 yr
Buff Wagner 0 yr
Cowboy Wheeler 1 yr
Milt Wilson 1 yr
Martin Zoll 1 yr
Carl Zoll 1 yr

[6]

References

  1. ^ Green Bay Packers
  2. ^ http://www.profootballarchives.com/1920grebp.html
  3. ^ http://www.lambeaufield.com/stadium_info/history/packers_stadium_history/ Archived April 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Thanksgiving Football – Mahalo
  5. ^ History: Thanksgiving Day Games – Pro Football Hall of Fame
  6. ^ The 1919 and 1920 Green Bay Packers – Independent Football

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