Joe Carr

League President

Joe Carr

19 seasons


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"Baseball has become successful because of the excellent way in which it is organized and I can honestly say that I believe the National Football League is just as strongly entrenched as any lease in baseball. The fly-by-night birds are now on the outside looking in, and we intend to keep them there.”

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(No College)...Joseph Francis Carr. . .Sportswriter, promoter who founded Columbus Panhandles team, 1904. . .NFL co-organizer, 1920. . .NFL president, 1921-1939. . .Gave NFL stability, integrity with rigid enforcement of rules. . . Introduced standard player's contract. . . Barred use of collegians in NFL play. . . Worked tirelessly to interest financially-capable new owners. . .Born October 23, 1879, in Columbus, Ohio. . . Died May 20, 1939, at age of 59.