Hartford Blues
Hartford Blues team photo, 1926. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hartford_Blues_1926.jpg

Historic Football Games

Waterbury Blues (1924-25)

(George Mulligan's Blues)

Also football records for Hartford Giants

Mulligan's Blues

Waterbury Blues
  1924 (Ind.) (7-2-4) Coach: Dick McGrath; Home Field: Brassco Park
9/28   W 57-0       Fort Hamilton (H)
10/5   W 36-0       Hartford National Guard (H) 1,000
10/12  W 14-0       Meriden National Guard (H) 2,500
10/19  T  0-0       All-Torrington (H) 5,000
10/26  T  0-0       All-New Britain (H) 5,500
11/2   W  3-0       All-Torrington (H) [“Waddy” MacPhee, 25 yard FG near end of game.]
11/9   W  9-0    at All-New Britain 3,600
11/16  W  6-0       West Ends of Frog Hollow (Hartford) (H)
11/23  W 12-0       Bridgeport Pros (H) 4,000 “State Pro Football Championship”
11/27  T  0-0       All-Torrington (H)
11/30  no game      Cleveland Panthers (H) [There was a rumor in Hartford that the Blues would leave 1st team home to play Panthers.]
11/30  T  0-0    at West Ends, at Eastern League Ball Park, Hartford
12/7   L  0-14      Frankford Yellow Jackets (NFL) (H)
12/14  L  0-9    at Providence Steam Roller 6,000


  1925 (Ind.) (10-2-0) Coach: Dick McGrath; Home Field: Brassco Field, Waterbury; Eastern League Baseball Park (Clarkin Field), Hartford from 11/8
9/27   W 32-0       Yonkers Caseys (H) 2,500
10/4   W  7-3    at West Sides, at Eastern League Grounds, Hartford [Harry Stuhldreher (Notre Dame) starred for Blues; Dutch Forst TD.]
10/11  W 34-0       All-Adams (H) [Stuhldreher 2 FGs, Jim Crowley 3 TDs.]   
10/18  W  7-6       Rochester Jeffs (NFL) (H)
10/25  rain out  at Newark, Dreamland Park
11/1   W 26-0    at Newark F.B.C., at Dreamland Park [Ken Simendinger blocked kick in air and ran back 80 yds. for TD.]
11/8   canceled     West Ends (H)
Hartford Blues Move to Hartford.
11/8   W  8-6       Rochester Jeffersons (NFL) (H)
11/15  L  0-6       All-New Britain (H)
11/22  W  9-6       All-Norwalk (H)
11/29  W 28-7    at All-New Britain
12/6   W 12-0       Pere Marquette (Boston) (H)
12/12  W 10-0    at St. Alphonsus (Boston), at Fenway Park 2,000 [Hendrian at QB]
12/13  no game      Frankford Yellowjackets (H) [Proposed.]
12/13  L  6-13      Cleveland Bulldogs (NFL) (H)     
12/20  no game      Providence Steam Rollers (proposed, pos. sites incl. Braves Field, Boston, Providence or Hartford. Probably not played.] 


  1926 (N.F.L. 3-7-0) (4-8-0)  Coach: Jack Keough; Home Field: The Velodrome, Hartford
9/19   W 33-7       Brooklyn Naval Hospital (H) [Pre-Season Exhibition game]
9/26   L  0-21      New York Giants (H) 6,500 
10/2   L  0-13   at Frankford Yellow Jackets 15,000 
10/3   L  0-10      Frankford Yellow Jackets (H) 
10/9   p'stpon'd    Columbus Tigers (H) 
10/10  L  0-6    at Brooklyn Lions, at Ebbets Field 3-7,000 
10/17  rain out     Providence Steamrollers (H)  
10/24  W 16-6       Brooklyn Lions (H) 1,000 
10/31  L  2-7       Kansas City Cowboys (H) 500 
11/6   not played   Providence Steamrollers 
11/7   W 16-7       Canton Bulldogs (H) [Game ended short by darkness; play under lights but fans can't see.] 
11/11  canceled     All-New Britain (H) [date dispute; New Britain fans can't make game & team can't reschedule to 11/13.]
11/14  L  7-13      Buffalo Bisons (Rangers) (H) 
11/21  W 16-0       Dayton Triangles (H) 
11/25  canceled     All-New Britain (H) [due to previous cancelation]
11/27  L  0-16      Duluth Eskimos (H) 
11/28  canceled  at New York Giants, at the Polo Grounds  
11/28  L  2-10      All-New Britain (H) 6,000+
12/4   canceled     Pottsville Maroons (H) 
12/4   canceled     Providence Steamrollers (H)
12/5   snow out  at Providence Steamrollers  
12/     ?           All-New Britain (NFL) [probably not played]

Hartford Giants

Hartford Giants
  1927 (Ind.) (7-1-0) Home Field: Hartford Velodrome; Manager: Dr. Vincent D. Lacava; Colors: Black & Orange
10/2   no game      Newport Naval Training School (H)
10/2   W 18-0       Fort Slocum (H)  [32 minute game due to heat.]
10/10  W 27-0       Flushing Triangles
10/16  W  2-0       New London Submarine Base
10/23  canceled     Staten Island Stapletons (H) [SI too many injuries]
10/23  W  7-0       Silvertowns of Springfield (H) 2,000
10/30   ?           Newark Pros (H)
11/6   no game      All-New Britain [Dispute over site.] State Championship Series
11/6   W 12-0       All-Hartford, at Clarkin Stadium 2,500 [moved from Velodrome due to wet fields]
11/13  W 20-0       All-Hartford (Clarkin Stadium)
11/20  L  0-13   at All-New Britain (H) State Championship Series 4,000
11/24   ?           Duluth Eskimos (NFL) (H)
11/27  W  9-0    at All-New Britain (State Championship Series)
         [Hartford Giants split up. Most players playing for Dave Hayes' Hartford, a new set of players representing the Giants.]
12/4  canceled   at All-New Britain [Due to complex dispute.] State Championship Series
12/4    ?           Atlantic City Pros (H)


  1928 (Ind.) (5-3-0) Home Field: Hartford Velodrome Colors: Black & Orange
10/7   canceled     Holyoke Stonewalls (H)
10/7   W 32-0       West Springfield Merrick A.A. (H)
10/14  W  3-0       New London Submarine Base (H)
10/21  W  6-0       Newark Pros (H)
10/28  L  0-13      New Britain Nutmegs (H)
11/4   canceled     Fort Slocum (H)
11/11  W 27-0       Rochester (H)
11/18  W         at New Britain Nutmegs at Willow Brook Park
11/25  L            New Britain Nutmegs (H)
12/2   L  0-13   at New Britain Nutmegs at Willow Brook Park

  1929 (Ind.)  Home Field: Hartford Velodrome Colors: Black & Orange Eastern Professional Football League
10/6   no game      Hartford Senators  [team folded]
10/13  T  0-0       Hew Haven Williams (H) at Hurley Stadium
10/20  L  0-15      New Britain Nutmegs (H) 2,700
10/27  W 28-15      New London Ockfords
11/3   postponed at New Britain Nutmegs  [rain]
11/10  L  0-19   at New Britain Nutmegs at Willow Brook Park  3,000
11/17  L  6-7    at New Haven Williams
11/24  canceled     New London Ockfords at Hurley Stadium
12/1   W 19-6    at South Manchester Cubs at Mt. Nebo Field  (non-league)

Hartford Blues

Hartford Blues (incomplete)
  1940 (Ind.) (5-2-1) Home Field: Hartford Municipal Stadium
10/3  T  0-0     New London Diesels, at New Britain, Conn. 1,500
10/10 L  6-33    Providence Steam Roller (H) 2,500
10/28 W 21-6     Philadelphia Yellow Jackets (H) 2,200
11/3  L  0-19    Quincy Manets (H) 2,000
11/10 W 39-6     Atlantic City Roses (H) 2,300
11/17 W  7-0     New London Diesels (H) 3,000
11/24 W 14-0     Albany Senators (H) 1,000
12/1  W 16-13    Quincy Manets (H) 2,000  

  1941 (Ind.) (13-2-1) Coach: Grattan O'Connell Home Field: Hartford Municipal Stadium
9/7   W 19-6     Brown Bombers (H) 3,000
9/11  W 31-0     Stamford Golden Bears (H) 1,500
9/14  W 40-6     Manville Pros (N.J.) (H) 1,000
9/21  W 13-0     Quincy Manets (H) 3,700
9/25  W 20-7     Stratford Rams (H) 1,000
9/28  W 23-7     Freeport Lions (H) 1,400
10/5  L  0-21    Long Island Indians (Amer. Assoc.) (H) 1,500
10/9  W 30-0     Providence Steam Roller (A.A.) (H) 2,000
10/12 W 13-0  at Churchill Pros (A.A.), at Pynchon Park Springfield. Mass. 3,680
10/19 W 42-0     Cedarhurst Wolverines (H) 2,000
10/23 W 31-13    New York Yankees (A.A.) (H) 1,500
10/26 W 14-6     Churchill Pros (A.A.) (H) 4,820
11/2  W 32-0     Stratford Rams (H) 2,500
11/9  T 17-17    Long Island Indians (A.A.) (H) 6,600
11/16 L  6-17 at Churchill Pros (A.A.), st Pynchon Park, Springfield, Mass. 3,000
12/7  W 13-6     Worcester Steelers (H) 2,000
New York Yankees (American Association) Coach: Jack Wallace 
    [Hartford players played as Yankees for these two games]
11/23 canc.  at Wilmington Clippers, Wilmington Park
11/30 W 24-20   Negro All-Stars, at The Polo Grounds (H) 22,787

Hartford Blues
  1942 (Ind.) (0-5-1) Coach: Emilio Daddario Home Field: Hartford Municipal Stadium [Application to join American Association put on hold until end of war.]
9/27  canc.      Amsterdam Zephyrs (H)
10/4  L  0-7     Worcester Panthers (H) 1,200
10/11 T  7-7     Paterson Panthers (H) 2,000
10/18 L  7-48 at Wilmington Clippers, Wilmington Park 4,500
10/25 L  6-21 at Paterson Panthers, Hinchliffe Stadium 4,000
11/1  L  0-7  at Springfield Steamrollers, Pynchon Park 2,000
11/8  L  0-28    Wilmington Clippers (H) 2,000
11/22 canc.      Springield Steamrollers (H) 

  1943-1945    (No Team)

  1946 (Ind.) (4-5-2)
9/15  T 13-13    New England Whalers (H) 2,300
9/22  L  6-7     Quincy Manets (H) 2,000
9/29  T 13-13    Jersey City (H)
10/6  W 15-6     Staten Island Legion (H) 1,500
10/13 W 30-0     New London Subs (H)
10/20 W 46-0     Boston Black Hawks (H)
10/27 L  7-30    New London Country Club (H) 2,686
11/3  L 12-19    Union City Rams (H) 2,200
11/10 L  6-7     Manchester Legion (H) 3,000
11/24 W  6-0     Manchester Legion (H) 4,962
12/1  L 12-13    New York Brown Bombers (H) 2,200

  1947 (Ind.) (5-3-0)
9/10  W 12-0     East Boston Merchants (H) 2,369
9/14  W 26-6     Brockton Pros (H) 1,100
9/17  W 21-14    Southington Pros (H) 1,531
9/21  W 20-0     Quincy Combine (H) 924
9/24  W 21-7     Worcester Pros (H) 859
9/29  L  7-24    Long Island Indians (A.F.L.) (H) 1,000
10/5  L  0-7     Quincy Manets (N.E.F.C.) (H) 1,357
10/12 L  6-33 at Hartford Pros 5,847
 Notes:
   Blues Nicknames:
 Big Blue, Brass City Professionals

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