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-SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-

1963

CHARGERS WIN THEIR FIRST AFL CHAMPIONSHIP CRUSHING THE PATRIOTS 51-10:

Jan. 13 Chargers Earl Faison is named outstanding defensive player as West defeats East 21-14 in AFL All-Star game before 27,641 persons in Balboa Stadium.

April 30 Barron Hilton and his father, Conrad, sell one-third of their interest in the Chargers to San Diego businessmen John Mabee, George Pernicano, Kenneth Swanson, James Copley, and M.L. Bengston of Los Angeles.

July 10 The Chargers open their training camp at Rough Acres Ranch, located near Boulevard, a hamlet of 100 persons in the mountains of east San Diego County, 60 miles from the city.

Dec. 22 Eight Chargers score and Paul Lowe rushes for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries as the Chargers clinch AFL West title with 58-20 victory over Denver; season ended week later than scheduled after AFL postponed games weekend following Nov. 22 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Jan. 5 Keith Lincoln accounts for 349 yards of total offense as Chargers win AFL championship, defeating Boston 51-10, before 30,127 persons in Balboa Stadium

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-SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-

1964

CHARGERS WIN THE AFL WEST TITLE, LOSE TO THE BILLS IN THE AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

Jan. 19 Lincoln is named MVP after gaining 121 yards in 14 carries as West defeats East 27-14 in front of 20,016 persons in AFL All-Star game in Balboa Stadium.

Jan. 29 AFL teams sign a five-year television contract with National Broadcasting Company for a record $36 million; the contract will commence with the 1965 season.

July 15 The Chargers open training camp at the TraveLodge in Escondido.

Oct. 3 The Chargers and New York Jets tied 17-17 before a record AFL crowd of 50,222 fans, 46,828 paid in New York’s Shea Stadium.

Nov. 26 A Balboa Stadium attendance record of 34,865 is set as Buffalo defeats San Diego 27-24 on Thanksgiving Day.

Dec. 6 The Chargers defeat the Jets 38-3 before 25,753 persons in Balboa Stadium to clinch their fourth AFL West title in five years.

Dec. 26 With wide receiver Lance Alworth out of the game with a knee injury and fullback Keith Lincoln sidelined in the first quarter with a fractured rib, the Chargers are beaten 20-7 in Buffalo for the AFL championship.

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