Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: goodwill-ga
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12 Sep 2005 07:37 PDT
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Question ID: 567111
I am searching for the date and attendance for the 1963 Browns-Colts pre-season game. I have requested this a week ago with no reply. I was informed of the score of that Browns home game, but nothing more.
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Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 12 Sep 2005 08:35 PDT
Goodwill -- The game was a football doubleheader, with the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions playing the first game, the Giants winning 24-21 and the Browns losing 21-7 in the second game. It was played on Saturday, Aug. 17, 1963. ?The crowd numbered 83,218, with several thousand fans standing in the bleachers and in the end zone. It was the largest pro football crowd in Cleveland?s history,? writes William Wallace in the Sunday New York Times. That game would have been at Cleveland's old Municipal Stadium, which is at the same site as the current Paul Brown Stadium on the lakefront. John Unitas played as quarterback for the Baltimore Colts. Jim Ninowski and Frank Ryan (that?s actually Dr. Frank Ryan now) played as quarterbacks for the Browns. Google search strategy: Use the Proquest Historical Newspapers service, a fee-based service commonly available at many public libraries, to search the NY Times index using ? Browns AND Colts in the date range of July 1, 1963 to September 30, 1963. Best regards, Omnivorous-GA
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Great answer. I attended the football doubleheader, but couldn't remember the teams and scores, except that it was at Cleveland's Municipal stadium. Odd that the NFL records, that i checked didn't show that unique occasion.
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