The team was originally envisioned as the Boston Bulls, but soon a change of name and venue to the "New York Stars" was announced. The team played its few New York games in Dowling Stadium, a former venue located on an island in the East River. The Stars organization began to flounder almost immediately and after only a few games, despite the desire by the league to have a presence in the largest U.S. media market, announced a move to Charlotte, North Carolina for the balance of the 1974 season. The team returned for the abbreviated 1975 campaign as the Charlotte Hornets, totally unrelated other than by name to the later National Basketball Association team of that name which is now the New Orleans Hornets, and lasted until the league ceased operations in the midst of the 1975 season.
Categories: Defunct American football teams | New York City sports
The franchise's first park in NewYork was located at 165th St. and Broadway in Manhattan, near the highest point on the island.
NewYork pitcher Jack Chesbro threw a wild pitch in the ninth inning which allowed the eventual pennant-winning run to score for the Boston Americans.
An interlocking "NY" (based on an element of the original Tiffany design of the NewYork Police Department's Medal of Honor, although the concept of the interlocking NY was first used by the NewYork Giants in 1901).
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