1942 Great Lakes vs Chanute Field at Comiskey Park
This game played on July 2, 1942 against Chanute Field (located in Campaign County, Illinois) was home to the 99th Pursuit Squadron (known as the “Red Tails”), constituted from U.S. Army Air Forces aviators trained at Tuskegee and Maxwell Fields in Alabama. The scorecard is a single sheet of card stock with each team line-up, roster and scoring grid occupying a face of the card.
Most-likely inserted into a Chicago White Sox game day scorecard or program, this piece is a single page, two sides bi-folded card that was printed by the White Sox.
|GLTNS Bluejackets||Chanute Field|
|22||O. V. Mulkey||Coach||24||Bilak|
|21||Lee Williams||P||LT G.J. McEniry||Manager|
The Chanute team was a member of the Bluejackets’ service team league but this game was played in Comiskey Field to provide opportunity for Chicago-area fans to see the teams play while helping to raise money (from ticket and concessions sales) for Army and Navy Relief.
The Bluejackets won 7-1 behind the pitching of Johnny Rigney in his return to his home field.
This scorecard was provided, courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection.