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USFL Teams: Philadelphia Stars

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The Philadelphia Stars (later Baltimore Stars) were a professional football team which played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s.

At a glance...
Franchise Facts
Established 1982
Located Philadelphia (1983-84)
Baltimore (1985)
Owners Myles Tannebaum
Records
  W L T %
1983  15 3 0 .833
1984  16 2 0 .889
1985  10 7 1 .583
Postseason/Titles
1983 Beat Chicago 44-38 in OT
Lost to Michigan 22-20
1984 Beat New Jersey 28-7
Beat Birmingham 20-10
Beat Arizona 23-3
USFL Champions
1985 Beat New Jersey 20-17
Beat Birmingham 28-14
Beat Oakland 28-24
USFL Champions
Nicknames
Philadelphia Stars (1983-84)
Baltimore Stars (1985)
Stadium
Veterans Stadium (1983-84) (72,204)
Franklin Field (1984 postseason)
Byrd Stadium (1985) (45,000)

The Stars began in Philadelphia in the 1983 season. They played their home games at Veterans Stadium, and made it to the 1983 USFL championship game before losing. They remained in Philadelphia for the 1984 season, but were forced to relocate postseason home games to Franklin Field.

See also: 1983 Stars, 1984 Stars, 1985 Stars

The team technically relocated to Maryland for the 1985 season. Although they practiced in Philadelphia, their home games were played at College Park, Maryland near Washington, DC. The Stars had much on-field success, winning both the 1984 and 1985 USFL championships.

The Baltimore Stars would have played in Baltimore Memorial Stadium in 1986, but the season was cancelled.

Single Season Leaders

Rushing Yards: 1440 (1983) Kelvin Bryant; 1406 (1984) Kelvin Bryant; 1207 (1985) Kelvin Bryant
Receiving Yards
: 731 (1983) Scott Fitzkee; 895 (1984) Scott Fitzkee; 882 (1985) Scott Fitzkee
Passing Yards: 2718 (1983) Chuck Fusina; 3837 (1984) Chuck Fusina; 3496 (1985) Chuck Fusina



USFL Bibliography
Books:
The $1 League: The Rise and Fall of the USFL by Jim Byrne
The Sporting News Official USFL Guide and Register, 1984
The Sporting News Official USFL Guide and Register, 1985
USFL Media Guides (each team published one each year)

Magazines:
Kickoff Magazine (published by league; 9 issues per year + playoffs; sold at games)
The Sporting News (regular coverage + special "preview" inserts)

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