The 1st Football New York Giants

(1919-1924)


(Brickley's New York Giants)

also called

Brooklyn Giants

(1921)
Ad from Brooklyn Eagle, Nov. 20, 1921: Professional Football EBBETS FIELD • TODAY, 2:30 P.M. • Charley Brickley's Brooklyn Giants • vs. • Harway A.A. of Broolyn •Admission. Grandstand $1.10 • Box Seats $1.65 • Including War Tax • Goal Kicking exhibition by Brickley.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 20, 1921
1919
10/12  no game       Massillon Tigers (Oh.), at the Polo Grounds  
 •Sunday football declared illegal.
        Season canceled.

1920  No team.
 •Charles Brickley was a coach at Harvard.

1921 (5-4-0)
American Professional Football League (N.F.L.) (0-2-0), 18th (tie)  
Home Field: Commercial Field, Albany Ave. & Lincoln, Brooklyn, & Ebbets Field
10/9   W  3-2     at New Haven Williams, Weiss Field 2,000
10/16  L  0-55    at Buffalo All Americans (Bisons) (NFL) 7,000
10/23  L  0-7     at Bridgeport, Newfield Park
11/5   W  3-0     at Philadelphia Quakers, Shibe Park
11/6   W 27-7        Brooklyn All-Star Collegians (H)  1,000  [Jimmy Jemail's All-Stars] 27-6?
11/13  W 45-0        Governor's Island Army All-Stars (H)  [combined team, Giants with Bk. All-Stars]
11/20  W 17-0        Harway A.A. of Brooklyn, at Ebbets Field  2,500 
11/26  L          at Orange A.C. Tornadoes, at Ashland Field [“Independent Championship of New York”] or L???
11/27  canceled      Philadelphia All-Stars, at Ebbets Field  [rain]
12/3   L  0-17       Cleveland Tigers (Thorpe's Indians) (NFL), at the Polo Grounds  3,000-8,000
12/4   canceled      Cleveland Tigers (NFL), at Ebbets Field  [rain]
12/11  canceled      Cleveland Tigers (NFL), at Ebbets Field  [rain]
12/11  canceled      Harway A.A. of Brooklyn, at Ebbets Field [muddy field]  att: 200
.      no game       Buffalo Bisons (H)
Advertisement in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 11, 1921: FOOTBALL, SUNDAY, NOV. 13•Charley Brickley's•Brooklyn Giants vs.•Army All Stars from Gov. Island•Champion Service Team in the East.•Commercial High School Field, 2:30.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 11, 1921
1922 Independent
10/22  L  0-6     at All-Hartfords, at Poli Field 2,000
10/29  W  6-0        Boston Collegians, at Dyckman Oval (H)
11/5    ?            Aqueduct Club, at Dyckman Oval (H)
11/12  T  0-0     at All-Hartfords, at Poli Field
11/30  L  3-12    at Frankford Yellow Jackets
Advertisement from The Hartford Courant, October 22, 1922: FOOTBALL!°Contribution 50 ¢°POLI FIELD°NEW YORK GIANTS°vs.°All-Hartfords°Game Called 3 o'Clock.
The Hartford Courant, Oct. 22, 1922
1923 Independent (~0-3-1)
10/28  T  3-3     at Orange A.C. Tornadoes, Orange Playground
11/4   L  0-12    at Stapleton Stapes, East Shore Oval
11/10   ?            Frankford Yellow Jackets
11/11  L  6-18    at Atlantic City Roses
11/18   ?         at Orange A.C. Tornadoes, Orange Playground
11/29  L  3-27    at Frankford Yellow Jackets

1924

Charlie Brickley coached the U.S. Navy Port of Embarkation Depot football team in 1918.
See Hoboken Transport.


°Charlie's brother George Brickley also had an “All-Stars” team, c. 1922.

[Note: Possibly more games were played in 1922 and 1923, and will be added when and if found.]

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