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Pittsburgh Miners
Division Northeast
Founded  ?
Inaugural AFA Season 1946
Stadium  ? (?–1948)
Pitt Stadium (1949–1969)
The Coal Fields (1970–present)
City Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania
Owner Merwin Bowser
President Peter Scarborough
Head Coach Willie Krause
Team Colors Black, Gray, White
Division titles 14
West: 1949
East: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
Northeast: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976
Victory Bowl titles 8: (1949, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1976)
History Wheeling Miners (?–1948)
Pittsburgh Miners (1949–present)

The Pittsburgh Miners are a professional football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. They are a charter member of the American Football Association, which they joined as the Wheeling Miners playing out of Wheeling, West Virginia before moving to Pittsburgh in 1949. They play their home games at The Coal Fields.

The Miners are the most decorated team in the AFA, winning 14 division titles and eight Victory Bowls in their history.

HistoryEdit

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LogosEdit

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Wheeling Miners logo
(?–1948)
Pittsburgh Miners logo
(1949–1971)
Pittsburgh Miners logo
(1972–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
Wheeling Miners
1946 AFA West 6th 2 8 2 Missed playoffs
1947 AFA West 5th 5 7 0 Missed playoffs
1948 AFA West 3rd 6 6 0 Missed playoffs
Pittsburgh Miners
1949 AFA West 1st 9 3 0 Won Fourth Victory Bowl (Richmond) 13–3
1950 AFA West 3rd 6 6 0 Missed playoffs
1951 AFA West 3rd 6 5 1 Missed playoffs
1952 AFA East 4th 4 5 3 Missed playoffs
1953 AFA East 4th 4 8 0 Missed playoffs
1954 AFA East 4th 3 8 1 Missed playoffs
1955 AFA East 2nd 7 5 0 Missed playoffs
1956 AFA East 2nd 6 5 1 Missed playoffs
1957 AFA East 3rd 5 6 1 Missed playoffs
1958 AFA East 1st 10 1 1 Won Semifinals (Cincinnati) 24–0
Won 13th Victory Bowl (Minnesota) 27–20
1959 AFA East 4th 5 7 0 Missed playoffs
1960 AFA East 1st 11 1 0 Won Semifinals (Minnesota) 24–23
Won 15th Victory Bowl (Detroit) 31–24
1961 AFA East 1st 11 1 2 Won Semifinals (Colorado) 13–3
Lost 16th Victory Bowl (Detroit) 3–16
1962 AFA East 1st 12 1 1 Lost Semifinals (New Orleans) 0–17
1963 AFA East 1st 10 2 2 Won Semifinals (Colorado) 34–30
Won 18th Victory Bowl (Detroit) 30–27
1964 AFA East 2nd 9 5 0 Missed playoffs
1965 AFA East 3rd 8 6 0 Missed playoffs
1966 AFA East 2nd 8 4 2 Won Quarterfinals (Houston) 24–13
Won Semifinals (Buffalo) 21–10
Won 21st Victory Bowl (Detroit) 27–17
1967 AFA East 2nd 9 4 1 Lost Quarterfinals (New York) 17–31
1968 AFA Northeast 1st 9 5 0 Lost Quarterfinals (New York) 0–21
1969 AFA Northeast 1st 12 2 0 Won Quarterfinals (Seattle) 24–9
Won Semifinals (New Orleans 23–3
Won 24th Victory Bowl (St. Louis) 17–16
1970 AFA Northeast 1st 9 3 2 Won Quarterfinals (Chicago) 13–0
Won Semifinals (Baltimore) 23–20 (OT)
Lost 25th Victory Bowl (Seattle) 17–23
1971 AFA Northeast 1st 8 1 0 Won Quarterfinals (Cleveland) 17–10
Won Semifinals (New York 23–7
Won 26th Victory Bowl (New Orleans) 15–13 (OT)
Pittsburgh Miners
1972 AFA Northeast 1st 11 3 0 Won Quarterfinals (Washington) 37–16
Won Semifinals St. Louis) 20–14
Lost 27th Victory Bowl
(New Orleans) 21–23
1973 AFA Northeast 3rd 6 7 1 Missed playoffs
1974 AFA Northeast 1st 8 4 2 Won Quarterfinals (Los Angeles) 31–20
Lost Semifinals (Milwaukee) 21–23
1975 AFA Northeast 1st 8 6 0 Lost Quarterfinals (Chicago) 14–27
1976 AFA Northeast 1st 13 1 0 Won Quarterfinals (Los Angeles) 20–7
Won Semifinals (Washington 24–10
Won 31st Victory Bowl (Houston) 50–0
1980 AFA Northeast 3rd 6 8 0 Missed playoffs
Total '240 136 23 (includes only regular season)
25 5 0 (includes only the postseason)
265 141 23 (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