The Birthplace of Professional Football: Southwestern Pennsylvania

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The Birthplace of Professional Football: Southwestern Pennsylvania - Finoli, David, and Aikens, Tom

Southwestern Pennsylvania is heralded by many as the birthplace of professional football. Here lived the athletes who were first paid to play. In Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Athletic Association paid Pudge Heffelfinger $500 in 1892 to help them beat their rivals, the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. In Latrobe, the first all-professional club was fielded ...

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