1944 Great Lakes vs Coca-Cola Bottling of Springfield, OH
This scorecard was created for a game that was played on August 4, 1944 between the Bluejackets and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company located in Springfield, Ohio. The single-page (11 x 6 inches) card is diminutive in size, measuring 5-1/2 x 3 inches when folded.
|GLTNS Bluejackets||Coca Cola Baseball Club|
|Bill Baker||C||Hod Bull|
|Bill Brandt||P||Mutt Deyhle|
|Mickey Cochrane||MGR/C||Tom Castillo|
|Joe Glenn||Jack Stewart|
|Al Glossop||SS||Neb Stewart|
|Roy Hartsfield||Merle Dulaney|
|Billy Herman||2B||Robert Hammaker|
|Si Johnson||P||Don West|
|Bob Klinger||P||Frank Veachio|
|Merrill May||3B||Verne Kiser|
|Johnny McCarthy||1B||Francis Henry|
|Clyde McCullough||C||Tom Meagher|
|Al Piechota||Gene Staton|
|Mizell Platt||LF||Charles Seltz|
|Lynwood “Schoolboy” Rowe||P||Charles Seltz Juenger||Manager|
Great Lakes won this game, routing the Coca Cola Bottling club, 23-3 behind the pitching of Virgil Trucks, Bob Klinger and Jim Trexler (the winning pitcher). This victory improved the Bluejackets’ record to 37-1.
This scorecard was provided, courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection.