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Bears owner Halas sets NFL playing record

Updated: October 14, 2005, 5:24 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Nov. 4, 1923

How often does a team owner set a playing record? But then, how many people are there like George Halas?

The Chicago Bears' founder, who had a brief career with the New York Yankees as an outfielder, sets an NFL record which will last for 49 years when he returns a fumble 98 yards for a touchdown. It comes in the Chicago Bears' 26-0 victory over the Oorang Indians at Cubs Park in Chicago.

The player who fumbled is none other than Jim Thorpe. ...

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