1942 Great Lakes vs Chanute Field at Comiskey Park

Great Lakes Naval Training Station line-up and roster (Courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection).

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.

Great LakesChanute Field
NumberPlayerPosition NumberPlayerPosition
19Ernie Andres3B 12Bushong2B
15Jim BassoOF 2Tominsek3B
12Frank BaumholtzCF 8GittensCF
20Cliff ClayP 9Scheffler1B
3Mickey CochraneMGR/C 4CorbinRF
24Hugh Dickie  7HaackC
14Don DunkerP 6ScaliseLF
26Herm FishmanP 5RihaSS
27Don GodfredsenP 1Walkup 
9Joe GraceRF 3Mathews 
10Chester Hajduk1B 14Hammes 
7Sam HarshaneyC 15Goemer 
17 HinkleCoach 16Fritsch 
16Dick KleinP 17Stover 
11John LucadelloSS 18Venable 
7Mike LurelIF 19Kays 
2Benny McCoy2B 23Gentalmon 
22O. V. MulkeyCoach 24Bilak 
8Don PadgettLF 25Pronold 
18Frankie PytlakC 26DavisCoach
25Jim ReningerP 27AlfreyCoach
23Johnny RigneyP 28KuhnCoach
21 Lee WilliamsP  LT G.J. McEniryManager

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.

Chanute Field Lineup and roster (Courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection).

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 Jeffrey Lazarus Collection.

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