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This Day In History: The Redskins Move To Washington

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on February 13, 2015 – 11:40 am

1936 photo

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On Feb. 13, 1937, the Washington Redskins were officially born.

The NFL approved the transfer of the team from Boston to Washington, D.C., and the Redskins moved into Griffith stadium under head coach Ray Flaherty. The decision proved to be successful.

The team finished the regular season with an 8-3 record under the helm of quarterback Sammy Baugh and beat the Chicago Bears 28-21 at Wrigley Field in front of 15,878 fans to win the NFL Championship.

1937 Baugh

As it so happens, we received a pretty cool photo from a fan to celebrate this anniversary.

Above is a framed and signed team photo from 1937, which contains every autograph from the players shown, including Baugh (No. 33), who set 13 NFL records as a quarterback, punter and defensive back and is considered one of the greatest football players of all-time.

This has to be one of the greatest pieces of Redskins memorabilia of all-time, too.

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One Response to “This Day In History: The Redskins Move To Washington”

  1. By Maryesta Mosley on Feb 13, 2015 | Reply

    I was born 1937. I started to watch football in1965 when I married for the second time. We watch the Redskins and to this day I still do. My x husband is now dead. Sunday’s are FootBall.

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