Douglas Park was also a minor league baseball stadium for the Rock Island Islanders from 1894 until 1937. The team, now owned by Dale Johnson, fatefully left the NFL after the 1925 season to become a charter member of the short-lived American Football League in 1926. , Four Independents players, who played at Douglas Park, were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Jim Thorpe (1963)  Tackle Ed Healey (1964), Back Jimmy Conzelman (1964) and Joe Guyon (1966). Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. The American Football League and all its teams folded after the 1926 season, ending the Independents existence. All-time Passing Leader: Fred Denfeld 0/0, 0 yds, 0 TD, All-time Rushing Leader: Walt Clago 0 att, 0 yds, 0 TD, All-time Receiving Leader: Walt Clago 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 TD, All-time Scoring Leader: Buck Gavin 72 points, I COLLECT 1920'S NFL PROGRAMS, TICKETS AND MEMORABILIA. The move proved disastrous for Rock Island, as the league was poorly run and folded after one season. The Islanders played in the Western League (1934–37), Mississippi Valley League (1922-33), Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League (Three-I League) (1920–21, 1916–17, 1901–1911), Central Association (1914), Western Association (1894, 1899), Eastern Iowa League (1895) and Illinois–Iowa League (1892). ", "Ed Healey | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site", "Milwaukee Badgers at Rock Island Independents - November 22nd, 1925", "Chicago Bears at Rock Island Independents - September 30th, 1923", "Chicago Bears at Rock Island Independents - September 20th, 1925", "Chicago Bears at Rock Island Independents - September 28th, 1924", "Green Bay Packers at Rock Island Independents - October 1st, 1922", "Chicago Cardinals at Rock Island Independents - October 24th, 1920", "Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League (D) Encyclopedia and History", "mcubed.net : NCAAF Football : Series records : Illinois vs. Iowa", "EXCHANGE: Rock Island game recalls early days of NFL", Frankford High School's Community Memorial Stadium, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Douglas_Park_(Rock_Island)&oldid=984352942, Buildings and structures in Rock Island, Illinois, High school football venues in the United States, Tourist attractions in Rock Island, Illinois, 1920 American Professional Football Association season, 1921 American Professional Football Association season, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rock Island Park and Recreation Department, On November 22, 1925, the Independents defeated the, On October 4, 1925, the Independents defeated the Green Bay Packers, coached by, On Sept 30, 1923 the Independents defeated the.  The Islanders were Class D affiliates of the St. Louis Browns (1932) and Cincinnati Reds (1933).
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