Game 4 – Central Pacific Area Service League: Navy vs Army All-Stars Championship Series, September 25, 1944

 

Navy vs Army All-Stars| Fourth game in the Central Pacific Championship Series. Naval Air Station Kaneohe versus Fleet Air Wing Detachment (source: eBay image).

This scorecard originates from what is often referred to as the 1944 Army vs Navy World Series. This particular game (the fourth of 11) was played at Redlander Field, Schofield Barracks on September 25, 1944. According to Baseball in Wartime, the game was filled with excitement but would wind up with a fourth consecutive victory for the Navy All-Stars who pummeled the Army squad, 10-5.

This scorebook is, by far, the most desirable of the three that were sold in succession earlier in 2018 (see: Keeping Score of Major Leaguers Serving in the Pacific), all of which originated from the Hawaiian/Central Pacific leagues. Complete with player photos of the star players, this scorebook consists of multiple pages with the scorecard being left in an unused condition.  When the auction closed, the listing received 19 bids with the final price yielding $122.68.

The Rosters for both of these last championship series games are nearly identical (to those in the other scorebooks from the series) with the same combination of major and minor leaguers along with a few semi-professionals and a collegiate ballplayer.

The Army All-Star roster is nearly identical to the rosters of the other games in the 11-game championship series (source: eBay image).

 

Army All-Stars:

Number Name Position Former Team
13 Rugger Ardozoia P Kansas City Blues
10 James Ashworth C Helena
16 Johnny Beazley P St. Louis Cardinals
30 Joe Clarke Coach Semi-Pro
17 A. DeCarlo C
27 Carl DeRose P Amsterdam
1 Bob Dillinger 3B Toledo Mud Hens
4 Joe DiMaggio CF New York Yankees
11 Hank Edwards C Cleveland Indians
19 Eddie “Ace” Erautt P Hollywood Stars
7 Ferris Fain 1B San Francisco Seals
18 Eddie Funk P Federalsburg, MD
15 Sid Gautreaux C Brooklyn Dodgers
6 Joe Gordon SS New York Yankees
28 Hal Hairston P Homestead Grays
3 Walter Judnich RF St. Louis Browns
22 Kearney Kohlmeyer SS
12 Don Lang LF Indianapolis Indians
9 Wilfred Leonard C Oakland Oaks
25 Al Lien P San Francisco Seals
2 Dario Lodigiani 2B Chicago White Sox
5 Mike McCormick LF Cincinnati Reds
23 Dick Molberg P Semi-Pro
24 Bill Schmidt P Sacramento Solons
21 Don Schmidt P Semi-Pro
29 J. Schumbres Coach
8 Charley Silvera C Kansas City Blues
20 Tom Winsett Mgr. Brooklyn Dodgers

 

The Army All-Star roster is nearly identical to the rosters of the other games in the 11-game championship series (source: eBay image).

Navy All-Stars:

Number Name Position Former Team
12 Jim Adair P Midland Cowboys
26 Arne R.  Anderson P Washington Senators
10 Norman E. Atkinson C Semi-Pro
9 John Berry RF University of Oregon
4 Tom B. Bishop SS Semi-Pro
17 Al Brancato 3B Philadelphia Athletics
16 Jim Carlin LF Philadelphia Phillies
27 Hugh Casey P Brooklyn Dodgers
28 Bill Dickey Mgr. New York Yankees
15 George Dickey C Chicago White Sox
11 Dominick DiMaggio CF Boston Red Sox
31 Gordon Evans LF Charleston Senators
Hank Feimster P Boston Red Sox
18 Marv Felderman C Chicago Cubs
28 Joe Grace RF St. Louis Browns
29 Jack Hallet P Pittsburgh Pirates
24 Robert A. Harris P Philadelphia Athletics
20 John Hubert Jeandron 2B Port Arthur Tarpons
23 A. Rankin Johnson P Philadelphia Athletics
6 David Leibold Bat Boy
5 John Lucadello 2B St. Louis Browns
26 Walter E. Masterson P Washington Senators
3 Barney McCosky CF Detroit Tigers
32 Johnny Mize 1B St. Louis Cardinals
13 Mo Mozzali Mozzali CF Louisville, KY
30 Vern Olsen P Chicago Cubs
21 Sal Recca 3B Norfolk Tars
34 Pee Wee Reese SS Brooklyn Dodgers
2 Phil Rizzuto SS New York Yankees
26 Lynn “Schoolboy” Rowe P Detroit Tigers
30 Wes Schulmerich Asst. Mgr. Boston Red Sox
14 Ken “Ziggy” Sears C New York Yankees
19 Oscar M. Sessions P Navy
29 Eddie Shokes 1B Cincinnati Reds
1 Vince Smith C Pittsburgh Pirates
22 Virgil Trucks P Detroit Tigers
27 Johnny Vander Meer P Cincinnati Reds

 

As of publication of this page, another example of this scorebook has been listed for sale with a buy-it-now price (at initial listing) for $399.00. With no interest at this exorbitant price, the seller has continued to re-list the book reducing the price in $25 increments with the latest being $325.

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