Baltimore Stallions

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Years in league: 1994-1995
Owner: Jim Speros
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (54,600)
Colors: Royal Blue, Silver, Black, White
Overall Regular Season Record: 27-9
Overall Playoff Record: 5-1

Yearly Standings and Average Home Attendances

1994: 12-6 (37,347)
1995: 15-3 (30,112)

Baltimore was the most succesful of the American teams, setting a record their first season for most wins by a first-year team. Owner Jim Speros' approach was simple: he knew the Canadian game was different from the American version and knew to get coaches & players with CFL experience. He selected a coach with extensive CFL experience (Don Matthews). Matthews then brought in experienced players like QB Tracy Ham (pictured here on the right), RB Mike Pringle (the CFL's leading rusher in 1994), LB O.J. Brigance, DT Jearld Bayliss, and DE Elfrid Payton. They appeared in the Grey Cup in both seasons they existed. Below is a picture of the Stallions playing the BC Lions in the 1994 Grey Cup. They won it in 1995, becoming the only American CFL team to win a Grey Cup.

For awhile, they were the horse with no name. They started out unofficially as the Baltimore CFL Colts, until the NFL sued them over the use of the name Colts. They were eventually succesful in their suit, so Baltimore was known as the Baltimore CFL's for a time. They then became known as the Stallions. After the 1995 season, the NFL Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore. Speros hoped to enlist the support of local government & business to keep the Stallions in Baltimore, but was unsuccessful and elected to move the team to Montreal (where they became the new Montreal Alouettes), after the CFL decided to disband all the other American teams.