1944 Great Lakes vs Local 72 UAW, Kenosha, Wisconsin
This oversized scorecard (12″ x 9″) 1944 from a game between the Great Lakes Naval Training Station team vs Kenosha local UAW local 72 is rather unique. The cover is very clearly union-centric with the design (including the layout, fonts, artwork) and messaging and very unlike other wartime service team scorecards. The card also features two
The Great Lakes squad won 16-2. The scorecard is huge at 12 x 9. At that size it does not fit cleanly on my scanner! Then there is the line up insert which is 9 x 6. Both are single fold so four pages to each.
|GLTNS Bluejackets||Local 72 – UAW/CIO|
|2||Bill Brandt||P||Press Cruthers||MGR|
|3||Mickey Cochrane||MGR/C||George McNeil||1B|
|14||Al Glossop||SS||L. Baas||3B|
|18||Roy Hartsfield||Jerry Poltrock||C|
|16||Billy Herman||2B||N. Madison||CF|
|27||Bob Klinger||P||L. Boda||RF|
|19||Merrill May||3B||J. Bellaver||CF|
|25||Johnny McCarthy||1B||P. Capp||LF|
|Carl Meyer||Yeo. 2/c||Sebena||SS|
|17||Walt Millies||C||J. Petreman||P|
|26||Mizell Platt||LF||Hal Cruthers||SS|
|31||Lynwood “Schoolboy” Rowe||P||P. Verlue||P|
|22||Virgil Trucks||P||A Mattson||P|
|24||Dick West||RF||R. Fox||P|
|21||Gene Woodling||CF||R. Rockwood||CF|
The scorecard is signed on the War Bond advertisement page by pitcher Jim Trexler (pre-war AA level), first baseman Jack McCarthy, second baseman Al Glossop (MLB 1939-1946), third baseman Merril May (MLB 1939-1943, All Star in 1940), right fielder Dick West (MLB 1938-1943), center-fielder Gene Woodling (MLB 1943-1962) and pitcher Bill Brandt (MLB 1941-1943).
This scorecard was provided, courtesy of the Chuck Ailsworth Collection.