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Title:
Packers by the numbers : jersey numbers and the players who wore them
Author:
Maxymuk, John.
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Publication Information:
Black Earth, Wis. : Prairie Oak Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 452 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781879483903
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Numbers conjure up vivid memories in sports. 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. This unique book features 99 chapters one keyed to each uniform number. The history of each number provides a different slice of Packer history, representing a thematic rather than chronological approach to Green Bay's rich heritage. There is no other book like this that reviews a team history by its uniform numbers. A refreshing take on a most popular team!


Author Notes

John Maxymuk has worked as a librarian for 20 years in a variety of settings, currently at Rutgers University. His freelance writing credits include professional books and articles, magazine features, movie and book reviews, poetry, and travel pieces. Maxymuk has been an avid Packer fan for over 40 years across the many miles.


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Library Journal Review

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(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
0 Packer Fansp. 1
1 Beginnings Earl "Curly" Lambeaup. 5
2 1920s in a Box Charles Mathysp. 10
3 Long Time Service and Retired Numbers Tony Canadeop. 15
4 Holmgren's Choice and Recent Playoffs Brett Favrep. 18
5 1961 Championship Paul Hornungp. 23
1961 Championship Data
6 Winning Vince Lombardip. 28
7 Majikal Comebacks Don Majkowskip. 32
8 Specialists Ryan Longwellp. 37
9 Da Bears Jim McMahonp. 40
10 Of Runts, Grunts, and Punts Howard "Cub" Buckp. 45
11 Threepeat I Red Dunnp. 48
12 The Passing Game Lynn Dickeyp. 52
13 The Kicking Game Chester Marcolp. 56
14 The Greatest Packer and the 1941 Playoff Don Hutsonp. 59
15 Starr Quarterbacks Bart Starrp. 64
16 1936 Champs Arnie Herberp. 69
1936 Championship Data
17 1939 Champs Cecil Isbellp. 73
1939 Championship Data
18 Running Quarterbacks Tobin Rotep. 78
19 Going Hollywood Carlos Brownp. 81
20 Little Guys Allen Rossump. 85
21 Rival Leagues Bob Jeterp. 88
22 Family Ties Lavvie Dilwegp. 93
23 No Return Travis Williamsp. 98
24 Undrafted Free Agents Willie Woodp. 102
25 The Nineties and Beyond in a Box Dorsey Levensp. 106
26 Super Bowl II Herb Adderleyp. 113
1967 Super Bowl II Data
27 1930s in a Box Hank Bruderp. 118
28 1970s in a Box Willie Buchanonp. 125
29 1940s in a Box Charley Brockp. 131
30 Head to Head with Nagurski Clarke Hinklep. 136
31 1962 Championship Jim Taylorp. 139
1962 Championship Data
32 Iconoclast Travis Jerveyp. 143
33 Leaving the Game Mike Michalskep. 146
34 1965 Championship Don Chandlerp. 149
1965 Championship Data
35 Pro Bowl and All Pro Honors Clayton Tonnemakerp. 154
36 The Lambeau Leap Leroy Butlerp. 158
37 New Broom Sweeps Clean Mark Murphyp. 161
38 All Time Teams and Hall of Fame Cal Hubbardp. 164
39 Gear Jug Earpp. 169
40 Troubles Troubles Eddie Lee Iveryp. 173
41 Lock Up Your Daughters Eugene Robinsonp. 176
42 1972 Playoff Return John Brockingtonp. 179
43 1944 Wartime Champs Buckets Goldenbergp. 182
1944 Championship Data
44 1950s in a Box Bobby Dillonp. 186
45 Work Ethic Ernie Smithp. 192
46 Triple Threat Verne Lewellenp. 195
47 Giant Rival Jesse Whittentonp. 199
48 The Packer Hall of Fame Ken Ellisp. 202
49 The Undeserving Walt Kieslingp. 205
50 Replacing the Legends Jim Carterp. 208
51 Oral Mystery Jim Ringop. 211
52 1938 Championship Game Tiny Engebretsenp. 214
1938 Championship Data
53 End of the Dynasty Fred Carrp. 218
54 Broadcasting Larry McCarrenp. 221
55 The Great Unmade Football Movie Johnny Blood McNallyp. 224
56 Cameos Ted Hendricksp. 232
57 Video Age Ken Bowmanp. 235
58 Big Guys Ed Nealp. 238
59 1980s in a Box John Andersonp. 241
60 College All Stars Lee Roy Caffeyp. 247
61 Dynasty After Dynasty Bruce Van Dykep. 250
62 The Draft Russ Letlowp. 253
First-Round, Second Guessing Chart
63 The Sweep Fuzzy Thurstonp. 259
64 Replay Man Jerry Kramerp. 263
65 1960 Championship Game Tom Bettisp. 266
1960 Championship Data
66 Transformation Ray Nitschkep. 270
67 Cowboys Russell Marylandp. 273
68 The Unheralded Gale Gillinghamp. 277
69 Bengtson of the Denfense Bill Foresterp. 280
70 Military Service Dick Wildungp. 283
71 The Wolf Era Santana Dotsonp. 286
72 Dick the Bruiser Dick Afflisp. 289
73 College Heroics Aaron Taylorp. 292
74 1960s in a Box Henry Jordanp. 295
75 Coaching Legacies Forrest Greggp. 302
76 Frozen Tundra Bob Skoronskip. 305
77 Draft Busts Tony Mandarichp. 308
78 Bench Strength Bob Brownp. 312
79 Field Hand Dave "Hawg" Hannerp. 315
80 1982 Playoffs James Loftonp. 318
81 Super Bowl XXXI Desmond Howardp. 321
1996 Super Bowl XXXI Data
82 Tragic Adversity Lionel Aldridgep. 325
83 Tricks of the Trade John Martinkovicp. 328
Packers Trade Register
84 Mid-West Coast Offense Sterling Sharpep. 338
85 Super Bowl I Max McGeep. 342
1966 Super Bowl I Data
86 King of Siberia Bill Howtonp. 347
87 Race Bob Mannp. 351
88 The Lions Ron Kramerp. 356
89 Threepeat II Dave Robinsonp. 360
90 Discipline Ezra Johnsonp. 363
91 Trading Cards and Memorabilia Brian Noblep. 366
92 1995 Playoffs Reggie Whitep. 370
93 Vikings Rivalry Gilbert Brownp. 374
94 Bears Rivalry II: Unnecessary Roughness Charles Martinp. 379
95 1993 & 1994 Playoffs Bryce Paupp. 383
96 Biographical Trivia Sean Jonesp. 386
97 Leaders Tim Harrisp. 390
98 Super Bowl XXXII Gabe Wilkinsp. 393
1997 Super Bowl XXXII Data
99 Wisconsin Boys Don Daveyp. 398
Bibliography: Author Awardsp. 401
Appendix A All Time Roster with Uniform Numbersp. 410
Appendix B Chronological Path of Playersp. 439