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From Colts to Ravens : A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Baltimore Professional Football
by John F. Steadman


Overview - Only one individual saw every game -- exhibition, regular season, playoff, championship, or runner-up bowl -- that the Baltimore Colts played in the National Football League from 1950 to 1983, and that individual is John Steadman, veteran sportswriter and author.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Only one individual saw every game -- exhibition, regular season, playoff, championship, or runner-up bowl -- that the Baltimore Colts played in the National Football League from 1950 to 1983, and that individual is John Steadman, veteran sportswriter and author. Steadman has produced a comprehensive look at the history of Baltimore professional football. This book tells the fascinating tale of the Colts from their organization in 1947, through the sale of the team to Bob Irsay in 1972, to the infamous trip out of town under cover of darkness, and finally to the acquisition of a new Baltimore team, the Ravens, in 1996.

Included in the telling are the player heroes -- Unitas, Donovan, Moore, Berry, and others -- as well as the coaches, general managers, and owners. Among this cast of characters were "con men", real scoundrels, and not a few bizarre figures. Some had good intentions; others were inept; still others were devious.

The story is spiced with pungent comments from a man who was there -- first as a fan watching the inaugural game in 1947, later as a professional in the championship moments, through to the demise in 1984 and the struggle to return to the league. The hard-hitting narrative includes many never-before-told stories and frank opinions from the major players in the drama that was, and is, Baltimore professional football.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870334979
  • ISBN-10: 0870334972
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
  • Publish Date: July 1997
  • Page Count: 256


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