1942 Great Lakes vs Beloit

(Courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection).

Exhibition games between service and professional teams were held throughout World War II. This program and scorecard from the August 16, 1942 Navy Relief and Navy Welfare fund game was played in Beloit, Wisconsin against the city’s athletic club baseball team. The program is printed on high quality paper stock and consists of 28 pages (most of which are advertisements and sponsors) utilizing two-color process on many of the pages.

GLNTS Blue Jackets Beloit
Number Player Position Player Position
19 Ernie Andres 3B Voight SS
15 Jim Basso OF Nelson 3B
22 Earl Bolyard CF Mitchel CF
20 Cliff Clay P Pharo LF
3 Mickey Cochrane MGR/C Podwell 1B
14 Don Dunker P Morgan CF
26 Herm Fishman P Garrity 2B
27 Don Godfredsen P Bua LF
9 Joe Grace RF Wright P
10 Chester Hajduk 1B Trader
7 Sam Harshaney C Olen
16 Dick Klein P Chamberlain
11 John Lucadello SS Schultz Coach
7 Mike Lurel IF Gharrity MGR
Frank Marino P
2 Benny McCoy 2B
17 Russ Meers P
22 O. V. Mulkey Coach
8 Don Padgett LF
12 Eddie Pellagrini SS
18 Frankie Pytlak C
25 Jim Reninger P
23 Johnny Rigney P
21 Fred Shaffer P

With the cover fully intact and seemingly in excellent condition, this booklet is very desirable. In the past few years, a few copies of this program have surfaced within the market.

Great Lakes defeated the Beloit AC club by a score of 16-1 giving them a 56-12 record to date (the Bluejackets finished the 1943 season with a record of 63-14).

This scorecard was provided, courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection.

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