Game 1 – Service World Series, September 22, 1944

The Furlong Field hosted games of the 1944 Service World Series used this basic format for the scorecards. The only differentiation between games was the date. The first game was played on September 22 (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

This scorecard originates from what is often referred to as the 1944 Army vs Navy World Series. This particular game (the first of 11) was played at Furlong Field, at Pearl Harbor Civilian Housing Area 3 on September 22, 1944.  The Navy defeated the Army with a 5-0 shutout in front of 20,000 GIs.

The Rosters for both of these last championship series games are nearly identical (to those in the other scorebooks from the series) with the same combination of major and minor leaguers along with a few semi-professionals and a collegiate ballplayer. View or download a printable copy of this entire scorecard.

All game rosters were the same. Note that Joe DiMaggio was already stateside before the opening game was played and did not appear in any of the Series contests (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

More talent resided within these two rosters than all of the major leagues had in 1944. In the eleven games played in front of the service members, the talent on the field was unparalleled leaving as the game’s best were in Hawaii.

Army All-Stars:

#PlayerPositionFormer Team
13Rugger ArdozoiaPKansas City Blues
10James AshworthCHelena
16Johnny BeazleyPSt. Louis Cardinals
30Joe ClarkeCoachSemi-Pro
17Bill DeCarloCMinneapolis (AA)
27Carl DeRosePAmsterdam
1Bob Dillinger3BToledo Mud Hens
4Joe DiMaggioCFNew York Yankees
11Hank EdwardsCCleveland Indians
19Eddie “Ace” ErauttPHollywood Stars
7Ferris Fain1BSan Francisco Seals
18Eddie FunkPFederalsburg, MD
15Sid GautreauxCBrooklyn Dodgers
6Joe GordonSSNew York Yankees
28Hal HairstonPHomestead Grays
3Walter JudnichRFSt. Louis Browns
22Kearney KohlmeyerSSTyler
12Don LangLFIndianapolis Indians
9Wilfred LeonardCOakland Oaks
25Al LienPSan Francisco Seals
2Dario Lodigiani2BChicago White Sox
5Mike McCormickLFCincinnati Reds
23Dick MolbergPSemi-Pro
24Bill SchmidtPSacramento Solons
21Don SchmidtPSemi-Pro
29J. SchumbresCoach 
8Charley SilveraCKansas City Blues
20Tom WinsettMgr.Brooklyn Dodgers
The 1944 Army All-Stars for the Servicemen’s World Series. Joe DiMaggio did not play in any of the Series games having been sent to the states before the first game.

Navy All-Stars:

#PlayerPositionFormer Team
12Jim AdairPMidland Cowboys
26Arne R. AndersonPWashington Senators
10Norman E. AtkinsonCSemi-Pro
9John BerryRFUniversity of Oregon
4Tom B. BishopSSSemi-Pro
17Al Brancato3BPhiladelphia Athletics
16Jim CarlinLFPhiladelphia Phillies
27Hugh CaseyPBrooklyn Dodgers
28Bill DickeyMgr.New York Yankees
15George “Skeets” DickeyCChicago White Sox
11Dominick DiMaggioCFBoston Red Sox
31Gordon EvansLFCharleston Senators
 Hank FeimsterPBoston Red Sox
18Marv FeldermanCChicago Cubs
31Tom FerrickPCleveland Indians
28Joe GraceRFSt. Louis Browns
29Jack HalletPPittsburgh Pirates
24Robert A. HarrisPPhiladelphia Athletics
20John Hubert Jeandron2BPort Arthur Tarpons
23A. Rankin JohnsonPPhiladelphia Athletics
6David LeiboldBat Boy 
5John Lucadello2BSt. Louis Browns
26Walter E. MastersonPWashington Senators
3Barney McCoskyCFDetroit Tigers
32Johnny Mize1BSt. Louis Cardinals
13Mo Mozzali CFLouisville, KY
30Vern OlsenPChicago Cubs
21Sal Recca3BNorfolk Tars
34Pee Wee ReeseSSBrooklyn Dodgers
2Phil RizzutoSSNew York Yankees
26Lynn “Schoolboy” RowePDetroit Tigers
30Wes SchulmerichAsst. Mgr.Boston Red Sox
14Ken “Ziggy” SearsCNew York Yankees
19Oscar M. SessionsPNavy
29Eddie Shokes1BCincinnati Reds
1Vince SmithCPittsburgh Pirates
22Virgil TrucksPDetroit Tigers
27Johnny Vander MeerPCincinnati Reds
For the 1944 Servicemen’s World Series, the Navy All-Stars seemed to hold the advantage.

Umpires: Supervisor: LT Bob Austin (Navy)
Charles Schartow (USMC) Chief C. B. Seybold (Navy), Bill Smigelski (Army)

Sadly, the scorecard was left un-scored. For service games, having a scored scorecard provides a record of the on-field actions that otherwise have been lost to time. The top edge of our copy also shows damage where it was likely exposed to wearing due to improper storage. As is common with service game programs and scorecards, this piece was folded.

As with all of our 1944 Service World Series game programs, this Game 1 scoring grid is unused (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

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