HOLLYWOOD RANGERS

  • The Hollywood Rangers went 11-0 during the 1944 season to win the American Football League Championship.
  • On December 21, 1944, PCPFL league president J. Rufus Klawans announced a merger between the American Football League (AFL) and the Pacific Coast Professional Football League (PCPFL). Immediately afterward, the AFL champion Hollywood Rangers and PCPFL champion San Diego Bombers scheduled two games, one at each team’s home stadium, to decide the “unified” Pacific Coast championship. Hollywood swept San Diego, winning 42-7 and 21-10, to claim the unified title.
  • Gilmore Stadium was torn down on January 1, 1948.
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