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Ralph E. Hay


Ralph Hay

Date of Birth: January 12, 1891, in Canton, Ohio

Date of Death: July 29, 1944, in Canton, Ohio (53 years old)


Daily Globe - Published 07/31/44

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - Published -7/30/44

He is well known as an owner of the Canton Bulldogs from 1918 - 1923, but his major

accomplishment was organizing the first meetings for teams that would later form

the American Professional Football Association (APFA), later known as the

National Football League (NFL).



1918 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1919 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1920 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1921 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1922 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1923 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)