1942 Great Lakes vs Coffeyville Ban Johnson Refiners
Exhibition games between service and professional teams were held throughout World War II. This scorecard from August 14, 1942 is quite extensive and detailed providing publicity photographs of individual players on both squads. The game was scheduled as a fund-raiser for Navy Relief with a portion of the proceeds covering the cost of the Bluejackets’ travel to Coffeyville, Kansas.
|GLNTS Bluejackets||Coffeyville Refiners|
|19||Ernie Andres||3B||22||Jack Watkins|
|22||Earl Bolyard||CF||31||Clyde Kreatz|
|20||Cliff Clay||P||29||Jack Southwick|
|3||Mickey Cochrane||MGR/C||9||Bob Cain|
|9||Joe Grace||RF||14||Floyd Lewis|
|10||Chester Hajduk||1B||44||Ted Bartle|
|7||Sam Harshaney||C||25||Merle Applebee|
|11||John Lucadello||SS||3||Ross Howard|
|2||Benny McCoy||2B||32||George Logan|
|8||Don Padgett||LF||27||Jack Paul|
|12||Eddie Pellagrini||SS||26||Roger Young|
|18||Frankie Pytlak||C||28||Bill Faulkner|
|23||Johnny Rigney||P||8||Harvey Mizel|
|E. A. Thompson||Pub. Rel.||16||Rodney Lewis|
|Myron “Mush” Esler||Trainer||30||Gene Spangler|
Printed on a lower grade paper stock that is consistent with military scorecards from the World War II era, this 16-page booklet has stood up to more than 75 years with little oxidation or deterioration.
This scorecard was provided, courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection.