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  Italian Athletic Club (1933-1936)

 

Years of Operation: 1934-1936

 

Overall Record

 

First Game:

 

First Win:

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

Puget Sound Community League (1934-1936)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

620 Union Street

Seattle, Washington

Sponsor:  Italian Athletic Club

 

General Manager:

 

Coaches: Leon Brigham (1935-1937)

 

Home Field(s):

Titles Won

 

1935 Seattle Community League Champions

1936 Seattle Community League Champions

1937 Seattle Community League Champions

 

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League


All-America

 

The idea for founding the Italian Club (originally the Italian Commercial Club) was born at a Christmas party at the home of the late Nicola Paolella in 1919 in Seattle, Washington. Among those who attended that get-together were the Italian Consul, Mr. Unti , Drs. August J. Ghiglione and Xavier DeDonato, Judge George Donworth, Messrs. Ambrose Chiappa, Frederico M. Bassetti, Idrano Ive, Henry Q. Cervi, Fred Federici, James Rigo, Victor Nasenga, James Scavotto (Seattle City Councilman), John Madonna, Felix Rosaia, Albert G. Vena, Alphonso LaSalle and Captain Charles M. Ferro. Others attended, but their names are not available.

As a result, Mr. Federico Bassetti, editor of La Gazzetta Italiana, published a notice inviting all those interested to attend a meeting at the Fraternal Hall, which was located at the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and Pike Street. It was there, on January 20, 1920, that the Italian Club of today held their first meeting. It was officially founded on April 26 of that year.

 

Struggling through the 1934 season, the Italians came back to win the Community League championship of 1935, losing to the Olympia Senators in a challenge match against the Irish laden "Shamrocks" of the Northwest League.

 

James Scavotto had his name attached to the Commercial League trophy in 1937.

 

1933 Schedule/Results (2-2-2):  
Sep 24 @ West Seattle Yellowjackets 0-18
   
   
   

1934 Schedule/Results (2-2-2):

 
Sep 30 - Wiseman's U-District 0-0
Oct 7 - West Seattle AC Yellojackets 0-7
Oct 14 - Uptown Athletic Club 0-6
Oct 21 - Broadway Athletic Club W FFT
Oct 28 - Happy Peppy Brewers L FFT
Nov 4 - Broadway Athletic Club W FFT
Nov 11 - Happy Peppy Brewers 20-6
Nov 18 - Wiseman's U-District 0-0
Dec 2 - Uptown Athletic Club 18-0
Dec 9 - Wiseman's U-District  
   
1935 Schedule/Results (7-1-2):  
Sep 22 - Brewster's Cigar 14-0
Sep 29 - Uptown Athletic Club 6-0
Oct 6 - Wiseman's U-District 0-0
Oct 13 - New York Bakery 7-0
Oct 20 - Port Townsend Cougars 25-0
Oct 27 - Brewster's Cigar 20-0
Nov 3 - New York Bakery 24-0
Nov 10 - Wiseman's U-District 6-0
Nov 24 - Uptown Athletic Club * 7-7
  * Community League Championship  
Dec 8 - Olympia Senators 6-15
   
1936 Schedule/Results ():  
Oct 25 - Port Townsend 25-0
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

   
   
   
   

 

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