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     For the third consecutive year, the Steelers improved their record and under second year head coach Joe Bach, reached the .500 mark with a 6-6 slate in 1953 (see below). Gone was former coach Jock Sutherland’s single wing offense, and by 1953 Bach had quarterbacks Jim Finks, Ted Marchibroda and Bill Mackrides filling the air with footballs from the T-formation.

     This rare film (it’s the only copy known to exist) covers highlights of all twelve games of the ’53 season. Narrated by Jim Leaming, the 49-minute B & W film has been completely restored to brand-new condition, and brings back great memories and the feel of Steeler football at old Forbes Field in Pittsburgh! You’ll also see action from road games at ballparks that have long since left the sports scene: Connie Mack Stadium, Griffith Stadium, the Polo Grounds and old Comiskey Park. Included are highlights of all three Saturday night games (remember the old white footballs?) and even shots of the Steeler Pep Band located in deep right center field!

     In addition to Finks, Marchibroda and Mackrides you’ll see Lynn Chandnois, Elbie Nickel, George Sulima, Ed Barker, Jack Butler, Fran Rogel, Ray Mathews, Jim Brandt, Pat Brady, Dale Dodrill, Nick Bolkovac, Art DeCarlo, Lou Ferry, George Hughes, Lou Tepe and many others! All are shown both at home and on the road battling the NFL greats on other teams, such as Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Charlie Conerly, Kyle Rote, Frank Gifford, Charlie Trippi, Pete Pihos, Chuck Bednarik, Babe Parilli, Billy Howton, Otto Graham, Dante Lavelli, Lou Groza, Eddie LaBaron and “Choo-Choo” Charlie Justice!

The season schedule and scores of all games are shown below:


Sept. 27 - Lions 38, Steelers 21 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
Oct. 3 - Steelers 24, Giants 14 at Forbes Field (Saturday Night Game)
Oct. 11 - Steelers 31, Cardinals 28 at Forbes Field
Oct. 17 - Eagles 23, Steelers 7 at Connie Mack Stadium (Sat. Night)
Oct. 24 - Steelers 31, Packers 14 at Forbes Field (Saturday Night)
Nov. 1 - Eagles 35, Steelers 7 at Forbes Field
Nov. 8 - Browns 34, Steelers 16 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
Nov. 15 - Steelers 14, Giants 10 at the Polo Grounds, New York City
Nov. 22 - Browns 20, Steelers 16 at Forbes Field
Nov. 29 - Redskins 17, Steelers 9 at Forbes Field
Dec. 6 - Steelers 21, Cardinals 17 at old Comiskey Park , Chicago
Dec. 13 - Steelers 14, Redskins 13 at Griffith Stadium, Washington

     Now you can get your own copy of this rare and fascinating film for only $29.95 plus $5 shipping. (Illinois residents must add $2 sales tax).

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