Learn about Cleveland’s first football champs at Mentor Public Library

Hall-of-Fame quarterback Bob Waterfield led the Cleveland Rams to the 1945 NFL Championship.

Hall-of-Fame quarterback Bob Waterfield led the Cleveland Rams to the 1945 NFL Championship.

Cleveland has been on quite the championship run lately. (And, hopefully, there will be more soon.)

And while local sports enthusiasts will often invoke the Browns teams with Otto Graham and Jim Brown, we often forget Cleveland’s first football champions.

The Cleveland Rams won the NFL championship in 1945 with Hall-of-Fame quarterback Bob Waterfield, but a few months later they relocated to Los Angeles.

Local historian Dennis Sutcliffe will discuss the Rams and the origins of professional football in Cleveland at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

The talk is free and open to everyone. However, we ask that you register for the program beforehand. You can sign up on our website or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

 

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