Packers By the Numbers: Jersey Numbers and the Players Who Wore Them

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If you say "3" most sports fans would think of Babe Ruth; Green Bay Packer fans would remember Tony Canadeo. If you say "75" most football fans would think of Mean Joe Green, but Packer fans would recall Forrest Gregg. Numbers can conjure up vivid memories in sports, especially to Packer fans. This unique book features 99 chapters -- one keyed to each uniform number. Every number features a profile of the most famous player to wear that number, followed by details and stats on all the others who wore it as well. ...
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Overview

If you say "3" most sports fans would think of Babe Ruth; Green Bay Packer fans would remember Tony Canadeo. If you say "75" most football fans would think of Mean Joe Green, but Packer fans would recall Forrest Gregg. Numbers can conjure up vivid memories in sports, especially to Packer fans. This unique book features 99 chapters -- one keyed to each uniform number. Every number features a profile of the most famous player to wear that number, followed by details and stats on all the others who wore it as well. No other sports book reviews a team history quite like this. A refreshing take on a most popular team!
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Maxymuk, a librarian, longtime Packer fan, and LJ reviewer, takes an affectionately detailed look at his favorite pro football team. In 99 profiles organized uniquely by uniform numbers, he gives the background, playing careers, and later life of the significant wearers of each team number. Maxymuk adds lists of others who may have used the same numbers and includes other frequent items of Packer trivia. He salutes and sometimes faults the 20 Packer Hall of Famers, especially the team's two most cherished coaches, Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi (to whom he awards an honorary jersey number six), and players Bart Starr, Don Hutson, Ron Kramer, and Jim Taylor. This quirky, original Green Bay Packer reference is recommended especially for public libraries serving serious Packer fans.-Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hosp. Lib., Tucson Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879483903
  • Publisher: Trails Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Pages: 452
  • Sales rank: 1,407,619
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
0 Packer Fans 1
1 Beginnings Earl "Curly" Lambeau 5
2 1920s in a Box Charles Mathys 10
3 Long Time Service and Retired Numbers Tony Canadeo 15
4 Holmgren's Choice and Recent Playoffs Brett Favre 18
5 1961 Championship Paul Hornung 23
1961 Championship Data
6 Winning Vince Lombardi 28
7 Majikal Comebacks Don Majkowski 32
8 Specialists Ryan Longwell 37
9 Da Bears Jim McMahon 40
10 Of Runts, Grunts, and Punts Howard "Cub" Buck 45
11 Threepeat I Red Dunn 48
12 The Passing Game Lynn Dickey 52
13 The Kicking Game Chester Marcol 56
14 The Greatest Packer and the 1941 Playoff Don Hutson 59
15 Starr Quarterbacks Bart Starr 64
16 1936 Champs Arnie Herber 69
1936 Championship Data
17 1939 Champs Cecil Isbell 73
1939 Championship Data
18 Running Quarterbacks Tobin Rote 78
19 Going Hollywood Carlos Brown 81
20 Little Guys Allen Rossum 85
21 Rival Leagues Bob Jeter 88
22 Family Ties Lavvie Dilweg 93
23 No Return Travis Williams 98
24 Undrafted Free Agents Willie Wood 102
25 The Nineties and Beyond in a Box Dorsey Levens 106
26 Super Bowl II Herb Adderley 113
1967 Super Bowl II Data
27 1930s in a Box Hank Bruder 118
28 1970s in a Box Willie Buchanon 125
29 1940s in a Box Charley Brock 131
30 Head to Head with Nagurski Clarke Hinkle 136
31 1962 Championship Jim Taylor 139
1962 Championship Data
32 Iconoclast Travis Jervey 143
33 Leaving the Game Mike Michalske 146
34 1965 Championship Don Chandler 149
1965 Championship Data
35 Pro Bowl and All Pro Honors Clayton Tonnemaker 154
36 The Lambeau Leap Leroy Butler 158
37 New Broom Sweeps Clean Mark Murphy 161
38 All Time Teams and Hall of Fame Cal Hubbard 164
39 Gear Jug Earp 169
40 Troubles Troubles Eddie Lee Ivery 173
41 Lock Up Your Daughters Eugene Robinson 176
42 1972 Playoff Return John Brockington 179
43 1944 Wartime Champs Buckets Goldenberg 182
1944 Championship Data
44 1950s in a Box Bobby Dillon 186
45 Work Ethic Ernie Smith 192
46 Triple Threat Verne Lewellen 195
47 Giant Rival Jesse Whittenton 199
48 The Packer Hall of Fame Ken Ellis 202
49 The Undeserving Walt Kiesling 205
50 Replacing the Legends Jim Carter 208
51 Oral Mystery Jim Ringo 211
52 1938 Championship Game Tiny Engebretsen 214
1938 Championship Data
53 End of the Dynasty Fred Carr 218
54 Broadcasting Larry McCarren 221
55 The Great Unmade Football Movie Johnny Blood McNally 224
56 Cameos Ted Hendricks 232
57 Video Age Ken Bowman 235
58 Big Guys Ed Neal 238
59 1980s in a Box John Anderson 241
60 College All Stars Lee Roy Caffey 247
61 Dynasty After Dynasty Bruce Van Dyke 250
62 The Draft Russ Letlow 253
First-Round, Second Guessing Chart
63 The Sweep Fuzzy Thurston 259
64 Replay Man Jerry Kramer 263
65 1960 Championship Game Tom Bettis 266
1960 Championship Data
66 Transformation Ray Nitschke 270
67 Cowboys Russell Maryland 273
68 The Unheralded Gale Gillingham 277
69 Bengtson of the Denfense Bill Forester 280
70 Military Service Dick Wildung 283
71 The Wolf Era Santana Dotson 286
72 Dick the Bruiser Dick Afflis 289
73 College Heroics Aaron Taylor 292
74 1960s in a Box Henry Jordan 295
75 Coaching Legacies Forrest Gregg 302
76 Frozen Tundra Bob Skoronski 305
77 Draft Busts Tony Mandarich 308
78 Bench Strength Bob Brown 312
79 Field Hand Dave "Hawg" Hanner 315
80 1982 Playoffs James Lofton 318
81 Super Bowl XXXI Desmond Howard 321
1996 Super Bowl XXXI Data
82 Tragic Adversity Lionel Aldridge 325
83 Tricks of the Trade John Martinkovic 328
Packers Trade Register
84 Mid-West Coast Offense Sterling Sharpe 338
85 Super Bowl I Max McGee 342
1966 Super Bowl I Data
86 King of Siberia Bill Howton 347
87 Race Bob Mann 351
88 The Lions Ron Kramer 356
89 Threepeat II Dave Robinson 360
90 Discipline Ezra Johnson 363
91 Trading Cards and Memorabilia Brian Noble 366
92 1995 Playoffs Reggie White 370
93 Vikings Rivalry Gilbert Brown 374
94 Bears Rivalry II: Unnecessary Roughness Charles Martin 379
95 1993 & 1994 Playoffs Bryce Paup 383
96 Biographical Trivia Sean Jones 386
97 Leaders Tim Harris 390
98 Super Bowl XXXII Gabe Wilkins 393
1997 Super Bowl XXXII Data
99 Wisconsin Boys Don Davey 398
Bibliography: Author Awards 401
Appendix A All Time Roster with Uniform Numbers 410
Appendix B Chronological Path of Players 439
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