Barron Hilton agreed after his general manager, Frank Ready picked the Chargers name when he purchased an AFL franchise for Los Angeles. “I liked it because they were yelling ‘charge’ and sounding the bugle at Dodgers Stadium and at USC games.”
Los Angeles Chargers 1960
San Diego Chargers 1961-Present
First Game Played September 10, 1960
Last Game Played January 1, 1961*
Moved to San Diego in 1961
*-AFL Championship Game
Sid Gillman 1960
LA Memorial Coliseum 1960
AFL Championship Games: (1)
Division Champions: (1)
Playoff Appearences: (1)
Record in Playoff Games:
1960: The Los Angeles Chargers are among eight teams in the new rival American Football League. In their first game on September 10th they overcome a 20-7 in the 4th Quarter to beat the Dallas Texans 21-20 before 17,724 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Chargers would struggle early losing three of their first games, but they would quickly turn it around winning eight of their last nine games to win the AFL Western Division with a 10-4 record. However, in the AFL Championship Game, the Chargers would be blitzed by the Oilers 24-16 in Houston. The season would turn out to be the only one in Los Angeles as small crowds at the Coliseum, led to the Chargers moving down the coast to San Diego.
Hall of Famers: (2)
Sid Gillman Coach 1960
Ron Mix OT 1960
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