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Encyclopedia > Dayton Triangles

Dayton Triangles of the National Football League played from 1920 to 1929. The team was based in Dayton, Ohio. The nickname "Triangles" came from the name of Triangle Park, located at the confluence of the Great Miami and Stillwater rivers, in north Dayton where the team played its games. The first game of the American Professional Football Association, the precursor to the NFL, was played in Triangle Park between the Dayton Triangles and the Columbus Panhandles on October 3, 1920. The Triangles won that game 14-0. The Triangles were sponsored by the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co. (Delco), the Dayton Metal Products Co. (D.M.P. Co.), and the Domestic Engineering Co. (DECO, later called Delco-Light). The team was sold to a group in Brooklyn, New York and became the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1930. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... -1... Dayton is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States with a population of 166,179 (2000). ... The Columbus Panhandles were a football team from Columbus, Ohio in the National Football League. ... Charles Kettering, on a Time cover, 1933 Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876–November 24 or November 25, 1958), a. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ...


Season-by-season

Year W L T Finish
1920 5 2 2 6th
1921 4 4 1 8th
1922 4 3 1 7th
1923 1 6 1 16th
1924 2 6 0 13th
1925 0 7 1 16th
1926 1 4 1 16th
1927 1 6 1 10th
1928 0 7 0 10th
1929 0 6 0 12th

External link

  • Dayton Triangles history website
Defunct NFL teams
1920s Chicago Tigers (1920) | Cleveland Tigers/Indians (1920-21) | Muncie Flyers (1920-21) | Rochester Jeffersons (1920-25) | Rock Island Independents (1920-25) | Akron Pros/Indians (1920-26) | Canton Bulldogs (1920-26) | Columbus Panhandles/Tigers (1920-26) | Hammond Pros (1920-26) | Detroit Heralds/Tigers/Panthers/Wolverines (1920-28) | Buffalo All-Americans/Bisons/Rangers (1920-29) | Dayton Triangles (1920-29) | Cincinnati Celts (1921) | New York Giants (Brickley's) (1921) | Tonawanda Kardex (1921) | Washington Senators (1921) | Evansville Crimson Giants (1921-22) | Louisville Brecks/Colonels (1921-23, 1926) | Minneapolis Marines/Red Jackets (1921-24, 1929-31) | Oorang Indians (1922-23) | Toledo Maroons (1922-23) | Racine Legion/Tornadoes (1922-24, 1926) | Milwaukee Badgers (1922-26) | St. Louis All Stars (1923) | Cleveland Indians/Bulldogs (1923-27) | Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos (1923-27) | Kenosha Maroons (1924) | Kansas City Blues/Cowboys (1924-26) | Frankford Yellow Jackets (1924-31) | Pottsville Maroons/Boston Bulldogs (1925-29) | Providence Steam Roller (1925-31) | Brooklyn Lions (1926) | Hartford Blues (1926) | Los Angeles Buccaneers (1926) | New York Yankees (1927-28) | Orange/Newark Tornadoes (1929-30) | Staten Island Stapletons (1929-32)
1930s Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers (1930-44) | Cleveland Indians (1931) | Cincinnati Reds (1933-34) | St. Louis Gunners (1934)
1940s-50s Boston Yanks (1944-48) | Baltimore Colts (1950) | New York Bulldogs/Yanks (1949-51) | Dallas Texans (1952)

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The Dayton Triangles lost players to the service, but they also had many kept home with regular jobs in industries deemed essential to the war effort.
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Lou Partlow was the big gun in the Triangle backfield, and it was largely due to his efforts that the Ohioans were able to hold onto the ball and keep it out of the hands of the potent Detroit attack.
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