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Nippon Athletic Club (1924 - 1929)

Years of Operation: 1924 - 1929

 

Overall Record

 

First Game:

 

First Win:

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

Seattle Independent Football League (1926-1929)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner:

 

General Manager: Mr. Miyasawa

 

Coaches: Al Hall (1924-1925) Ham Green (1926)

 

Home Field(s):

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

Honors

 

All-League


All-America

 

Seattle's Asahi and Mikado baseball clubs merge with the Seattle Dojo to form the Nippon Athletic Club.  But eighteen months later this union dissolved.  "The youngsters who pulled out" said the Seattle Times on Oct 31, 1926, "banded together under the name of the Taiyo Club," and the split was so acrimonious that the two teams refused to meet in city league football games.  It was rumored that should a game be scheduled, the Marines would have to be called out to keep order because game officials would not be able to.

 

Al Hall became one of the first black coaches leading the Nippon Athletic Club in the 1925 season.

 

 

 

 

1924 Schedule/Results (3-2):  
- Fort Lawton L
- Waterfront Athletic Association (Portland) L
- Tacoma Athletic Club W
- Rainier Valley Athletic Club W
- South Park Athletic Club W
   
1925 Schedule/Results (1-4):  
   
   
   
   
   

1926 Schedule/Results (1-4):

 
Oct 4 - Portland Independents

3-0

Oct 10 - Bremerton All-Stars L FFT
Oct 17 - Bremerton All-Stars 0-32
Oct  24 - Seattle Independents  
Oct 31 - University Athletic Club  
Nov 7 - Broadway Athletic Club 6-26
Nov 14 - South Park PPD
Nov 21 - Fort Lawton 0-13
   
   
1928 Schedule/Results (0-4):  
Nov 18 - Ballard Pacific Chair 0-64
   
   
1929 Schedule/Results (0-2):  
Oct 20 - Atlantic Street 0-19
   
Nov 24 - University Athletic Club 0-25
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   

 

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