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BostonCaptains
Boston Captains
Division Northeast
Founded  ?
Inaugural AFA Season 1946
Stadium Boston Stadium (?–1969)
Kenmore Stadium (1970–present)
City Boston, Massachusetts
Owner Warren Black
Head Coach Jimmy Bull
Team Colors Green and White
Division titles 3
East: 1951, 1953, 1954,
Victory Bowl titles 1: (1954)
History Boston Captains (?–present)

The Boston Captains are a professional football team based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. A charter member of the American Football Association, the Captains play their home games at Kenmore Stadium.

HistoryEdit

The Captains are a merger of two Atlantic League franchises; namely, the Albany Indians and the Boston Riders. While the Indians had been one of the more successful AL teams, everything came to a halt in 1943 when their owner, U.S. Navy Captain Eugene MacMillan, was killed in action during World War II. His surviving family did not wish to continue operating the Indians franchise, planning to liquidate it as soon as the war ended.

However, Riders owner Buzz Black would purchase the Indians, assume their player contracts for his team, and rename them the Boston Captains in honor of Captain MacMillan.

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LogosEdit

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Boston Captains logo
(?–1969)
Boston Captains logo
(1970–present)

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Victory Bowl Champions Victory Bowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Boston Captains
1946 AFA East 2nd 7 5 0 Missed playoffs
1947 AFA East 3rd 6 5 1 Missed playoffs
1948 AFA East 3rd 7 3 2 Missed playoffs
1949 AFA East 2nd 9 3 0 Missed playoffs
1950 AFA East 3rd 8 4 0 Missed playoffs
1951 AFA East 1st 8 4 0 Lost Sixth Victory Bowl (Chicago) 10–27
1952 AFA East 2nd 6 4 2 Missed playoffs
1953 AFA East 1st 8 4 0 Won Semifinals (Detroit) 31–13
Lost Eighth Victory Bowl (St. Louis) 13–19
1954 AFA East 1st 9 2 1 Won Semifinals (San Francisco) 17–13
Won Ninth Victory Bowl (Cincinnati) 19–13
1955 AFA East 4th 5 7 0 Missed playoffs
1956 AFA East 4th 1 10 0 Missed playoffs
1957 AFA East 4th 4 8 0 Missed playoffs
1958 AFA East 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1959 AFA East 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1960 AFA East 4th 5 7 0 Missed playoffs
1961 AFA East 4th 4 9 1 Missed playoffs
1962 AFA East 2nd 7 5 2 Missed playoffs
1963 AFA East 4th 5 8 1 Missed playoffs
1964 AFA East 4th 5 8 1 Missed playoffs
1965 AFA East 2nd 8 4 2 Missed playoffs
1966 AFA East 5th 3 10 1 Missed playoffs
1967 AFA East 4th 4 7 3 Missed playoffs
1968 AFA Northeast 4th 4 9 1 Missed playoffs
1969 AFA Northeast 2nd 7 5 2 Missed playoffs
Boston Captains
1970 AFA Northeast 2nd 9 4 1 Lost Quarterfinals (Baltimore) 7–10
1971 AFA Northeast 3rd 2 4 3 Missed playoffs
1972 AFA Northeast 2nd 10 4 0 Lost Quarterfinals (New Orleans) 13–27
1973 AFA Northeast 2nd 8 6 0 Missed playoffs
1974 AFA Northeast 2nd 7 7 0 Missed playoffs
1975 AFA Northeast 2nd 7 7 0 Missed playoffs
1976 AFA Northeast 4th 6 8 0 Missed playoffs
1977 AFA Northeast 4th 8 6 0 Missed playoffs
1978 AFA Northeast 5th 5 9 0 Missed playoffs
1979 AFA Northeast 5th 5 9 0 Missed playoffs
1980 AFA Northeast 4th 5 9 0 Missed playoffs
Total 207 207 24 (includes only regular season)
3 4 0 (includes only the postseason)
210 211 24 (includes both regular season and postseason)
e v American Football Association teams
North: Chicago Butchers · Cincinnati Guardians · Cleveland Ghosts · Detroit Gladiators
Northeast: Boston Captains · Buffalo Stampeders · New York Imperials · Philadelphia Railers · Pittsburgh Miners
Southeast: Atlanta Rebels · Baltimore Royals · Miami Suns · Washington Wasps
South: Arizona Firebirds · Houston Hurricanes · New Orleans Krewe · Texas Stallions
Central: Colorado Centennials · Milwaukee Wolves · Minnesota Angels · St. Louis Aces
West: California Whales · Los Angeles Comets · Portland Dragons · San Diego Destroyers · Seattle Grizzlies