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Fort Worth Braves
Founded1967
LeagueTexas Football League, Continental Football League, Trans-American Football League
ArenaFarrington Field
Based inFort Worth, Texas
Championships0
Division titles0

The Fort Worth Braves were a professional American football team based in Fort Worth, Texas. The team, first known as the Fort Worth Texans, was announced in 1967 as a member of the Texas Football League,[1] and played their 1967 home games at Turnpike Stadium. The franchise was renamed as the Braves and moved its home games to Farrington Field for the 1968 season. In 1969 the Braves, along with the rest of the TFL, joined the Continental Football League as part of its new Texas Division.

When the CFL folded after its 1969 season the Braves returned as part of a fully autonomous, six-team TFL. The 1970 Braves made the postseason and advanced to the TFL title game, where they lost 21-17 to the San Antonio Toros. The Braves were just one of the four TFL franchises to remain in the league when it changed its name to the Trans-American Football League (TAFL) in late 1970. The TAFL lasted just one season, after which it and the Braves ceased operations.

Season-by-seasonEdit

Year League W L T FinishCoach
Fort Worth Texans 1967 Texas Football League 5 9 0 2nd, Western Division John Hatley
Fort Worth Braves 1968 Texas Football League 10 2 0 2nd, Western Division John Hatley
Fort Worth Braves 1969 Continental Football League 5 7 0 3rd, Texas Division West John Hatley
Fort Worth Braves 1970 Texas Football League 6 6 0 3rd, TFL Duncan McCauley
Fort Worth Braves 1971 Trans-American Football League 1 4 0 3rd, TAFL n/a

ReferencesEdit

  1. "TPFL Makes Plans for 1967 Season". The Odessa American. Associated Press. 19 March 1967.
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