Tag: Tony Teresa

  • July 27, 1961

    The Raider coaching staff held a surprise scrimmage today and afterward head coach Eddie Erdelatz offered only the very faintest of praise. “This wasn’t too bad a scrimmage for the first time,” he said, “but we’ve got an awful long way to go.” He did single out a handful of players that performed well in […]

  • July 26, 1961

    Jim Otto dropped a bombshell on the team today by announcing he would play out his option after the season and seek a spot in the NFL next year, according to George Ross of the Tribune. Unsurprisingly, money was at the heart of it. He and the Raiders were “several thousand dollars” apart from an […]

  • July 21, 1961

    Ed Schoenfeld of the Tribune reported that new Raider defensive coaches George Dickson and Bob Maddock were going to preach aggressive team play to their charges when camp got underway. “I don’t think a guy can be a good football player defensively without being mean on the field,” said Dickson. “Football is a team game […]

  • July 12, 1961

    The team announced they had agreed to 1961 contract terms with four of their veterans: John Dittrich, Tom Flores, Charley Powell, and Tony Teresa. The news came as a welcome relief after all the public grousing about team parsimony back in March. Said general manager Bud Hastings, “In Flores we believe we have the top […]

  • July 9, 1961

    Scotty Stirling reported that Raider guard and Pacific Northwest tag-team wrestling champion Don Manoukian was quitting football to pursue his wrestling career full time. Manoukian, one of the most well-liked players on the team, said the decision was a difficult one that took several months to make. “I loved playing with the Raiders,” he said, […]

  • June 6, 1961

    The Raiders’ second-round draft pick, George Fleming was in town for an extended visit prior to training camp next month. He was there to get acquainted with both the team and the local facilities of the brewing company where he had worked while attending the University of Washington in Seattle. When asked what he thought […]

  • April 11, 1961

    The Raiders and 49ers announced they would meet again in sports-flavored combat, this time on the roller derby rink at the Cow Palace on the 28th. Donning skates for the Raiders would be Wayne Crow, George Fields, Charlie Hardy, Tom Louderback, Ron Sabal, Tony Teresa, and Ron Warzeka. Oakland Tribune

  • March 28, 1961

    The AFL released another set of official stats today: the scoring numbers. Denver’s Gene Mingo led the league with 123 points off 6 touchdowns, 33 extra points, and 18 field goals. The Raiders’ Tony Teresa finished 12th with 60 points and Larry Barnes came in at 14th with 55 points. Hayward Daily Review

  • March 12, 1961

    The AFL began its release of official statistics for the 1960 season today and the first data dump included rushing numbers. The Texans led all teams with 1,814 yards or 129.6 per game. The Raiders finished second with 1,785 yards or 127.5 per game. Abner Haynes of the Texans won the individual crown with 875 […]

  • March 9, 1961

    The Raiders and 49ers announced plans to meet again on the basketball court on March 15 at the Oakland Auditorium as part of a benefit for the Easter Seals Society. The teams met previously on February 21 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, with the 49ers winning, 65-48. The Raiders squad, coached by Tom Louderback, would […]