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  Seattle Athletic Club "Blue Diamonds" (1892 - 1926)

 

Years of Operation: 1892

 

Overall Record

 

First Game: Oct 16, 1892 @ University of Washington

 

First Win: Oct 16, 1892 @ University of Washington

 

Final Game:

League Affiliation:  

North Pacific Amateur Association (1894)

Pacific Northwest Amateur Athletic Union (1892; 1895)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

 

Team Colors: Blue/White

Owner: S.A.C. Board of Directors

 

General Manager: Frank Vance (1914)

 

Coaches: W.B. Goodwin, George R. Carter, Richard Hurd

 

Home Field(s): Madison Street Park

 

Titles Won

1894 Great Northern Railway Silver Cup

1895 Great Northern Railway Silver Cup

     

Key Players:

 

Capt. Robertson

George Russell

Eddie Wyckoff

Capt Von Hovenberg (1904)

Elmer Plummer (1904)

 

On Oct 7, 1893 Randall rushed 16 times for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Port Townsend Athletic Club.

 

In 1894, the Seattle Athletic ascended to dominance by defeating Snohomish, Tacoma, Port Townsend and eventually the powerhouse Multnomah Winged M's for the Great Northern Railway Silver Cup.  The season even included two victories over the University team W.B. Goodwin had created 6 years prior.  The season was highlighted by George Russell's outstanding game against the purple and gold University boys when he scored 3 touchdowns and his kick and punts kept the youngsters at bay.

 

Nov 10, 1894 was the original "Fog Bowl" as heavy fog kept many from seeing the game.  Visibility was barely 15 yards.  The battle with Port Townsend was one of the roughest games on record with a number of "slugging" incidents taking place during the game.

 

1895 the Seattle Eleven again won the Great Northern Railway Silver Cup, but not without controversy as the Port Townsend club filed a protest following the Nov 28 loss claiming an official was "in the bag" and a professional player was used.  Multnomah would not show for the championship game due to the unsettled controversy and Seattle claimed the trophy.

 

 

 

1892 Schedule/Results (3-2-1)

 
Oct 16 @ University of Washington 28-0
Nov 12 - Tacoma Athletic Club 4-12
Nov 19 - "Scrub" Eleven 14-0
Nov 24 - Tacoma Athletic Club 8-0
Dec 17 @ University of Washington 0-14
Jan 2 - Multnomah Athletic Club 0-0
   
1893 Schedule/Results (3-2)  
Oct 7 - Port Townsend Athletic Club 40-0
Oct 14 - Tacoma Athletic Club 20-16
Nov 19 - Multnomah Athletic Club 0-3
Nov 25 - Multnomah Athletic Club 0-10
Nov 30 - Tacoma Athletic Club 8-0
   
1894 Schedule/Results (6-0)  
Sept 30 - SAC JV @ Port Townsend 0-10
Oct 6 - University of Washington 6-4
Oct 13 - Snohomish Athletic Club 18-6
Oct 27 @ University of Washington 24-0
Nov 3 - Port Townsend Athletic Club 8-0
Nov 10 -Tacoma Athletic Club 48-0
Nov 17 - Multnomah Athletic Club. cancel
Nov 29 - Multnomah Athletic Club** 8-0
Nov 27 -Tacoma Athletic Club Cancel
   
1895 Schedule/Results (3-5)  
Oct 19 @ University of Washington 0-12
Oct 26 @ University of Washington 0-0
Nov 2 - Port Townsend Athletic Club 0-16
Nov 6 vs Reliance AC (Oakland, CA) 0-28
Nov 23 vs. Tacoma Athletic Club 15-10
Nov 28 vs Port Townsend Athletic Club 16-0
Dec 21 vs Multnomah Athletic Club** W FFT
Dec 25 vs Portland Athletic Club 12-6
Jan 4, 1896 vs Butte 2-6
   
1896 Schedule/Results (1-1)  
Nov 24, 1896 @ University of Washington 6-4
Dec 19, 1896 @ University of Washington 6-12
   
1897 Schedule/Results (1-0)  
Nov 18, 1897 @ University of Washington 10-6
   
   
1904 Schedule/Results (1-0)  
Nov 12 - Fort Flagler 25-0
   
   
1906 Schedule/Results (1-0)  
Oct 20, 1906 @ University of Washington 10-10
   
   
1924 Schedule/Results (1-0)  
- Western Washington University 0-51
   
1925 Schedule/Results (1-0)  
- Western Washington University 2-39
   
1926 Schedule/Results (1-0)  
- Western Washington University

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**Great Northern Silver Cup Championship  
   

 

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