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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)

Source:

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).

 

Teams:

1918 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1919 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1920 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1921 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1922 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

1923 Canton Bulldogs (Owner)

College:

None