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  Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club "Winged M's" (1891-1939)

"LEGACY OF THE TWENTY-SIX"

Years of Operation: 1891-1926; 1937, 1939

 

Overall Record:  138-60-22

 

First "Official" Game: November 26, 1891 vs. Tacoma Athletic Club (MAAC won)

 

First Win: vs Tacoma Athletic Club (11/26/1891)

 

Final Game: Oct 16, 1926 vs Gonzaga

 

League Affiliation:  

Pacific Northwest Amateur Association (1892-1908)

 

 

Team Headquarters: Southwest 10th & Yamhill, Portland

Original President: Arthur Bancroft McAlpin (1891), George W. McMillian (1907-1908)

 

Manager: Grover Kestley (1907); Jack Latourette (1910); E.P. Stott (1913); Thomas Tracey (1914)

 

Head Coaches: Jack Savage (1891); Joe Smith (1896); Stickney (1897)

 

Home Field(s): Multnomah Field, Portland, OR (now PGE Park)

Titles Won

1892 Pacific Northwest Amateur Association

1893 Pacific Northwest Amateur Association

1907 Pacific Northwest Amateur Association

 

1891 Schedule/Game Results (2-0)

 

Honors

 

Walker (E), 1907 All-Northwest League

George McMillan (G) 1907 All-Northwest League

Carlson (C) 1907 All-Northwest League

Dud Clarke (FB) 1907 All-Northwest League *

Kirby (E) 1907 Honorable Mention

Pratt (T) 1907 Honorable Mention

Stott (QB) 1907 Honorable Mention

Lonergan (HB) 1907 Honorable Mention

* Appeared in only one game.

 

 

The Story of the MAAC

 

Feb 24, 1891, at Columbia Hall in Portland, 150 men met and discussed the popularity of the Portland Football (soccer) and Cricket Club.  "The 26" insisted that anyone joining the organization pay a $10 initiation fee while others did not.  With that disagreement, "The 26" drafted articles of incorporation, filed them in Salem and on Feb 26 the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club was born.

 

Football, the newer version born from rugby was the impetus for forming the MAAC.  The first members of the football team known as "The 26" were: E.P. Dosch, Arthur B. McAlpin, C. Lewis, Manager T.S. Brooke, W.H. Chapin, W. Lipman, R. Green, W.A. Montgomery, J. Gavin, Jack Savage, R.L. Glisan, W.A. Holt, H. Fiske, W.L. Kendall, A.M. Ellsworth, C.E. McDonnell, and M. Brooke.

 

Jack Savage was considered a "mountain" of a man standing 6'3" and weighing 215 pounds.

 

Billy Lasswell was the fastest 220 & 440 man in the Northwest and left the MAAC for the famed Copper Kings of Butte, Montana where he died in 1900.

 

Joseph Harker Smith was regionally famed as "The Only Joe" because of his remarkable ability to deliver the goods.  He played baseball, football,  both rugby and intercollegiate, was football captain, ran track and was an expert billiards player and bowler.  Joe became coach for the 1896 season.

 

Arthur B. McAlpin, the man who spearheaded the formation of the MAAC was voted the first president in 1891, played football for the team until he was 37, tennis into his 80's and was one of the first 3 climbers to ascend Mount Hood.  His 90th birthday was celebrated throughout the city of Portland.  He died 6 months later.  In 1991 an award was named for McAlpin for extraordinary service and leadership. 

 

The football team would play other club teams, high schools, and colleges including the upstart Oregon Ag College (Oregon State) and Stanford, as well as numerous military teams throughout it's history.

 

Many football players for the MAAC would go on to compete in Olympic Games as well as set world records in various events like wrestling, swimming, and track and field.

 

Dec 21, 1895 - in the throes of controversy, the M's decided not to travel to play Seattle who was being accused of using professionally paid players and "buying" an official from the USS Philadelphia in a victory over Port Townsend, the win against Port Townsend eliminated them from playing Multnomah for the championship on Christmas Day which the Townsends eventually won 6-0.

 

1902 MAAC Team

 

400 students and townspeople boarded the noon train from Eugene to Portland for the Thanksgiving Day match up between the MAAC and the University of Oregon.  This was the largest crowd to that date traveling to Portland.

 

George W. McMillian, longtime football king in Portland was elected President in 1907.

 

1907 Players:  Carlson (C), Pilkington (C), Stirling (G), McMicken (G), Horan (G), Walker (T), Pratt (T), Smith (E), Dowling (E), Alexander (QB), Stott (QB), G. Alexander (HB), Lonergan (HB), Austin (FB)

 

1909 sees J.A. Knudson elected captain of the football team in July replacing E.P. Scott who captained the team the during the '07 & '08 seasons.

 

1910: Gordon Moores, one of the greatest ends the University of Oregon ever produced is elected captain of the team.  Quarterback Jack Latourette, the 1909 captain retired.

 

The 1912 team was believed to be the greatest ever to represent the MAAC.  It was then that the board decided to stop playing the Seattle AC and concentrate on trying to get big midwestern teams to come out in an effort to fill the stadium, something the games with Seattle were no longer doing.  Ted Ludlam and Earl "Rat" Rinehart announced their retirement following the 1913 New Years Day game.

 

E.P. Stott attempted to schedule a game with Notre Dame University in 1913 but could not get support from the Spokane AC.  Those trips for Notre Dame were only feasible if they could play multiple games during the long trip west.

 

Captain Walter Keck kicked two field goals to boost the MAAC to a 6-0 victory over Oregon Ag College. (Oregon State).  The game was plagued by penalties for roughness and the college team had 2 players disqualified and Multnomah one.

 

 

The final curtain was drawn in 1926 when interest and participation had started to slip.  Blow outs to Oregon Agricultural College and Gonzaga forced the hand of Hal. H. Rasch who announced on Oct 20 that the team would disband and cancel games with West Seattle and the Olympic Club of San Francisco.

Oct - Bishop Scott Academy (practice)

L

Nov 26 - Tacoma Athletic Club

30-6

Jan 1, 1892 @ Tacoma Athletic Club

24-0

   

1892 Schedule/Game Results (2-0-1)

 

Nov 24 - Bishop Scott Academy

16-6

- Pacific University 16-6

Jan 2, 1893 @ Seattle AC Blue Diamonds

0-0

   

1893 Schedule/Game Results (5-2)

 

May - Oregon Ag College

 
Nov 11 - Tacoma Athletic Club 18-0

Nov 19- Seattle AC Blue Diamonds

3-0

Nov 25 - Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 10-0

Nov 30 - University of Washington

30-0

Dec 16 @ Tacoma Athletic Club

18-0

Dec @ Port Townsend AC

 

Dec - Oregon Ag College

0-6

Jan 1, 1894  - Stanford

0-18

   

1894 Schedule/Game Results (0-1-0)

 
Nov 29 - Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 0-8
   
1895 Schedule/Game Results (1-3)  
Nov 2 - Reliance AC (Oakland, CA) 0-40
Nov 16 - Tacoma Athletic Club 10-24
Nov 28 - Portland Athletic Club 4-0
Dec 21 - Seattle Athletic Club L FFT

Dec 25 - Port Townsend Athletic Club

0-6

   
1896 Schedule/Game Results (5-0-1)  
   
- Battery A 42-0
Nov 7 - Portland University 12-0
Nov 25 - Oregon Ducks 12-6

Dec 12- University of Washington

10-0

Dec 26 - Seattle Athletic Club 0-0
- Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 6-0
   
1897 Schedule/Game Results (2-1-1)  
- Chemawa Indian School 28-0
- Portland Athletic Club 10-6
- Portland Athletic Club 0-0
Nov 25 - Portland Athletic Club 0-4
   
1898 Schedule/Game Results (4-1)  
- Chemawa Indian School 17-0
- Portland YMCA 5-0
- Portland YMCA 5-0

Dec 3 - Oregon Ducks

21-0

Dec 26 - University of California 0-27
   
1899 Schedule/Game Results (5-0-1)  
- Chemawa Indian School 18-0
- Willamette College 11-0

 @ Oregon Ag College

5-0

 - Stanford 11-6

Nov 11 - Oregon Ducks

5-0

Nov 25 - Oregon Ducks

0-0

   
1900 Schedule/Game Results (2-0-4)  
- Chemawa Indian School 6-0
- Salem Athletic Club 0-0
 - Stanford 0-0

Nov 3, 1900 - Oregon Ducks

5-0

Nov 29, 1900 - Oregon Ducks 0-0
 - Pacific University 6-0

Jan 1, 1901 @ Seattle All-Stars

0-0

Jan 1, 1901 - MAAC JV's Salem Athletic Club 0-0
   
1901 Schedule/Game Results (8-1)  
 - Pacific University 6-0
 - Pacific University 34-0
- Chemawa Indian School 5-0
- Chemawa Indian School 6-0

Nov 2 - Oregon Ducks

5-0

Nov 16 @ University of Washington

17-6

Nov 28 - Oregon Ducks

17-0

Jan 1, 1902 - Reliance Athletic Club 0-6
   
1902 Schedule/Game Results (5-0-1)  
 - Whitman College 21-0
- Chemawa Indian School 17-0
- Oregon All-Stars 0-0

Nov 15 @ University of Washington

7-0

Nov 27 - Oregon Ducks

16-0

Jan 1, 1903 - Reliance Athletic Club 5-0
   
1903 Schedule/Game Results (6-2-1)  
- Chemawa Indian School 15-5
- Vancouver Barracks 17-0
- Oregon All-Stars 0-0
- Stanford 0-11
Oct 31 @ University of California 0-11

Nov 26 - Oregon Ducks

12-0

Nov - Oregon Ag College

16-0

Dec 5 - University of Washington

6-0

Jan 1, 1904 - Reliance AC 18-0
   
1904 Schedule/Game Results (9-2-1)  
- Astoria AC 5-0
- Chemawa Indian School 34-0
- Lewis & Clark College 16-0
- Astoria AC 21-0
- Willamette College 6-0
- Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 0-5

1904 - Oregon Ag College

11-10

- Stanford 0-0
- Utah State 29-0
Oct 18 @ University of California 0-20

Nov 24 - Oregon Ducks

7-0

- Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 6-0
   
1905 Schedule/Game Results (3-4-3)  
- Fort Stevens 18-5
- Astoria Community Club 0-0
- Willamette College 0-4
- Sherman Indian School (CA) 0-0

 - Oregon Ag College

6-5

 - Whitworth University 0-4

Nov 20 - Oregon Ducks

6-0

Dec 16 @ Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 0-0
- All-Stars 0-4
- Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 0-6
MAAC JVs vs Portland Academy 5-0
   
1906 Schedule/Game Results (6-2-1)  
- Albany Athletic Club 34-0
- Whitman College 9-0
- Lewis & Clark College 34-0
Nov 3 - Astoria Athletic Club 16-5
Nov 10 - Spokane Athletic Club cancel
Nov 18 - Sherman Indians 0-0
- Willamette College 18-5

Nov 30 - Oregon Ducks

4-8

Dec 25 @ Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 2-0
Jan 1, 1907 - Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 4-6
   
1907 Schedule/Game Results (4-6)  

- Willamette College

40-0

- Whitman College 5-14

Oct 12 - University of Washington

0-10

Nov 9 - Seattle All Stars 0-8
Nov 16 @ Spokane Amateur Athletic Club 0-4
Nov 28 - Oregon Ducks 5-10
 - Spokane Amateur Athletic Club 26-0
Dec 7 - Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 0-6
Dec 14 - Seattle AC Blue Diamonds 21-0
Jan 1, 1908 - St. Louis (MO) 11-6
   
1908 Schedule/Game Results (6-2)  
Oct - The Dalles Columbia Athletic Club  
Oct - Astoria Athletic Club  
Oct - Albany Athletic Club  
Oct 10 - Willamette College 40-0
- Lewis & Clark College 34-0
- Aberdeen AC 28-0
-Whitworth University 4-10
- Whitman College 11-5
- Catholic AC 5-0

Nov 14 - Oregon Ag College

11-10

Nov 26 - Oregon Ducks

0-10

Dec 25 @ Seattle Athletic Club  
Jan 1, 1909 - Seattle Athletic Club  
   
1909 Schedule/Game Results (2-1)  
- Willamette College 11-0

Nov 6 - Oregon Ducks

3-0

Dec 1909 - Oregon Ag College

8-11

   
1910 Schedule/Game Results (1-1)  
MAAC Jv's vs Willamette University 0-29
Nov 1 - Washington State Univ. 0-9

Nov 24 - Oregon Ducks

5-0

   
   
1911 Schedule/Game Results (1-1)  
- Willamette College 0-17

Nov 30- Oregon Ducks

17-6

Dec 26 - Seattle AC Blue Diamonds  
   
1912 Schedule/Game Results (2-0)  

1912 - Oregon Ag College

9-0

Nov 28 - Oregon Ducks 20-8
   
1913 Schedule/Game Results (5-0-1)  

 

 

Sep 27 @ Oregon Ag College

7-7

Oct 4 - Oregon Ag College

6-0

Oct 25 - Washington State Univ.

7-0

Nov 1 - Bremerton Navy

12-0

Nov 27 - Oregon Ducks 19-0
Jan 1, 1914 - University of Idaho 20-9
   
1914 Schedule/Game Results (1-1)  
- Oregon State 6-10
   

Nov 26 - Oregon Ducks

14-0

   
1915 Schedule/Game Results (1-1)  

Oct 2 - Oregon Ducks

16-7

Nov 25 - Oregon Ducks

2-15

   
1916 Schedule/Game Results (4-2)  
 - Pacific University 6-0

Sept 30 @Oregon Ag College

3-0

Oct 14 @Oregon Ducks

0-28

 - Whitman College 6-0
Nov 18- Willamette University 33-7

Dec 1 - Oregon Ducks

0-27

   
1917 Schedule/Game Results (0-3)  

Oct 13  - Oregon Ducks

7-14

Nov 3 @ Oregon Ag College

0-6

Nov 17 @ Camp Lewis 91st Division 3-10
   
1918 Schedule/Game Results (2-0)  

Oct 12 @Oregon Ducks

20-0

Nov 28 - Oregon Ag College

6-0

   
1919 Schedule/Game Results (3-3)  

Oct 11  @ Oregon Ducks

0-23

Oct 18 @ Washington State Univ.

0-49

 - Pacific University 20-0

Nov 8 @ Oregon Ag College

14-0

Nov 22 - Willamette College 24-12

Nov 27 - Oregon Ducks

7-15

   
1920 Schedule/Game Results (0-4-2)  

Oct 9 @Oregon Ducks

0-7

Oct 16 @ Oregon Ag College

0-0

- Willamette College 0-0
 - Gonzaga 0-20

Nov 27  - Oregon Ag College

7-10

Dec  - US Navy Pacific Fleet

0-41

   
1921 Schedule/Game Results (3-1-1)  
Oct 1 - Whitman College 18-6

Oct 8 @ Oregon Ag College

7-7

Oct 23 @ Olympic Club Winged O's 24-3
Nov 5 - Gonzaga University 21-7

Nov 12 @  Oregon Ducks

7-21

   
1922 Schedule/Game Results (3-2)  

Oct 14 - Oregon Ducks

20-0

Oct 28 - Gonzaga University 35-21

Nov 4 - Oregon Ag College Beavers

6-0

Nov 11 @ Olympic AC 0-21
Nov 30 - Olympic AC 9-13
   
1923 Schedule/Game Results (1-2-1)  

Oct 6 - Oregon Ag College

0-0

Oct 20 - Gonzaga 10-0
Nov 17 - St. Mary's College 6-27

Dec 1 - Oregon Ag College

0-12

   
1924 Schedule/Game Results (1-3-1)  

Oct 11 - Oregon Ag College

6-7

Oct 25 - Gonzaga 0-14
Nov 1 - St. Mary's College 0-14

Nov 29 - Oregon Ducks

0-0

1924 - Oregon State Beavers

7-6

   
1925 Schedule/Game Results (2-3-1)  
- Willamette College 20-13

Oct 3 - Oregon Ducks

0-0

 - Pacific University 32-0
Nov 7 - St. Mary's College 7-41
Nov 26 @ Gonzaga 6-13
 @ Olympic Club (San Francisco) L

 

 

1926 Schedule/Game Results (0-3)

 

Sept 25 - Oregon State Beavers

0-67

- Willamette College 7-28

Oct 16 - Gonzaga University

0-55

Oct 23 - Olympic Club (San Francisco) cancel

Oct 30 - West Seattle AC Indians

cancel

   
   
1937 Schedule/Game Results (0-1)  
 - Eastern Oregon 0-61
   
1939 Schedule/Game Results (0-1)  
 - Western Oregon 0-44
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 
 
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