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Rams are first pro team to move west

Updated: January 6, 2002, 12:50 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 12, 1946

Less than a month after winning the NFL championship, the Cleveland Rams take Horace Greeley's age-old advice and go west. When the other NFL owners grant permission for the franchise to move to Los Angeles, the Rams become the first team in a major professional sports league to locate on the West Coast.

Dan Reeves, the youthful and dapper owner of the Rams, says that since 1943 he has attempted to get the league's sanction for the transfer. "Long before I came ...

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