Steagles No More

The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers,  having lost a lot of their players due to military service in World War II, were granted permission to merge for one season.  On June 19, 1943, the team, known as Phil-Pitt (and called the Steagles by fans), divided home games between the two cities, and Earle (Greasy) Neale of Philadelphia and Walt Kiesling of Pittsburgh served as co-coaches.

The Steagles 1943 season was the Philadelphia franchise’s first winning season in its history and the second for Pittsburgh’s.

The merger automatically dissolved the last day of the season, December 5.


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