1932: After the Newark Tornadoes folded, the franchise was sold back to the NFL. The players and spot in the league would eventually be handed over to George Preston Marshall, who wanted to place a team in Boston following a brief flirtation with a team called the Bulldogs in 1929. Marshall named his team after Major League Baseball’s Braves, with whom they shared a stadium. The Braves made their debut on October 2nd, losing at home to the Brooklyn Dodgers. A week later, the Braves would beat the New York Giants 14-6 for their first win. The Braves would go on to complete their first season with a 4-4-2 record under Coach Lud Wray.
1933: Now led by Lone Star Dietz, a Native American Coach, the team moves to Fenway Park. With the move, the team also undergoes a name change becoming the Boston Redskins. The Redskins would alternate wins and losses all season and would finish with a 5-5-2 record.
1934: The Redskins continue to alternate wins and losses, finishing in second place with a 6-6 record. Following the season coach, Lone Star Dietz is replaced by Eddie Casey.
1935: The Redskins split their first two games before going into a season-long scoring slump, posting only 23 during a seven-game losing streak. The Redskins would post a win and a tie in their final two games, finishing with a 2-8-1 record while only scoring 65 points on the season. Following the season coach, Eddie Casey is replaced by Ray Flaherty.
1936: After playing mediocre football most of the season, the Redskins win their final three games to capture the Eastern Division Championship with a 7-5 record. The stars of the three-game Division winning streak is the Defense who allows only six points while the Skins outscore their opponents 74-6. However, a big disappointment comes in their 30-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the next to last game of the season, when only 4,813 fans show up to watch them at Fenway Park. Owner George Preston Marshall is so enraged he gives up the home field for the NFC Championship Game, choosing to face the Packers at New York’s Polo Grounds. The Redskins were never really in the game as the Packers won the Championship with a 21-6 victory. The Redskins would move to Washington following the season due to a lack of interest in Boston. After the Redskins departure, the NFL would return unsuccessfully to Boston with a team called the Yanks that played from 1944-1948, as the city did not find a successful pro football team until the formation of the rival AFL and the Patriots in 1960.
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