1944 Great Lakes vs Coca-Cola Bottling of Springfield, OH

Printed on card stock, this August 4, 1944 piece is beautifully printed in monochrome blue and showing some heavy wear and soiling (Courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection).

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.

This August 4, 1944 un-scored grid nicely displays the rosters of Great Lakes and the Coca Cola industrial league ball clubs (Courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection).


GLTNS Bluejackets Coca Cola Baseball Club
Player Position Player Position
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
Charles Schupp
Ed Skladany IF/SS
Junior Thompson P
Jim Trexler P
Virgil Trucks P
Ed Weiland P
Dick West RF
Gene Woodling CF

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.

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