Game 7 – Navy vs Army All-Stars Championship Series, October 1, 1944

 

Known as the Service World Series or simply as the Army vs Navy All Stars Championship Series, the scorecards from these games range from elaborate and intricate designs to utilitarian as this Game 7 edition.

This scorecard originates from what is often referred to as the 1944 Army vs Navy World Series. This particular game (the seventh of 11) was played at Furlong Field, at Hickam Army Air Field on October 1, 1944.  After losing the first four games  (and, subsequently the series), the Navy won games five and six before the Army finally claimed their first victory in this game by a score of 5-3.

This single sheet, utilitarian scorecard is printed on somewhat low-grade paper with a single-color (black, monochrome). The pages show some wear but the overall condition is very good.

This view of the entire, single sheet, bi-fold scorecard provides an overview of all four pages.

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.

 

Listed on the back page are the rosters for both teams. Though the Army squad possessed incredible talent, they were merely the 1944 7th AAF team but augmented with a few players from other Army teams. The Navy was overloaded with talent from top to bottom in addition to the sheer numbers advantage.

More talent resided within these two rosters than all of the major leagues had in 1944. In the eleven games played in front of the service members, the talent on the field was unparalleled leaving as the game’s best were in Hawaii.

 

Army All-Stars:

Number Name Position Former Association
10 James Ashworth C Eldorado, Arkansas
9 Bill Leonard C Oakland
8 Charley Silvera C Kansas City
15 Sid Gautreaux C Brooklyn Dodgers
1 Bill (Bob) Dillinger IF Toledo, Ohio
22 Cornel Kohlmeyer IF Tyler, Texas
2 Dario Lodigiani IF Chicago White Sox
6 Joe Gordon IF New York Yankees
7 Ferris Fain IF San Francisco Seals
12 Don Lang IF Kansas City
3 Walt Judnich OF St. Louis Browns
4 Joe  DiMaggio OF New York Yankees
5 Mike McCormick OF Cincinnati Reds
11 Hank Edwards OF Cleveland Indians
16 Johnny Beazley P St. Louis Cardinals
19 Eddie Erautt P Hollywood
25 Al Lien P San Francisco Seals
27 Carl DeRose P Amsterdam
18 Eddie Funk P Federalsburg, NY
21 Don Schmidt P Semi-Pro
24 Bill Schmidt P Sacramento
13 “Rugger” Ardizoia P Kansas City
23 Dick Molberg P Semi-Pro
28 Hal Hairston P Homestead Grays
30 Lt. Col. Joe Clarke Coach Semi-Pro
29 Staff Sgt. John Shumbres Coach Semi-Pro
20 Lt. J. T. Winsett Manager Brooklyn Dodgers
Vincent Genegrasso Trainer Semi-Pro


Navy All-Stars:

Number Name Position Former Association
32 Johnny Mize IF St. Louis Cardinals
29 Eddie Shokes IF Syracuse
2 Phil Rizzuto IF New York Yankees
17 Al Brancato IF Philadelphia Athletics
21 Sol Recca IF Norfolk Tars
5 John Lucadello IF St. Louis Browns
34 Pee Wee Reese IF Brooklyn Dodgers
4 Tom Bishop IF Semi-Pro
20 Johnny Jeandron IF Eastern League
11 Dom DiMaggio OF Boston Red Sox
13 Moe Mozzalli OF Louisville
3 Barney McCosky OF Detroit Tigers
28 Joe Grace OF St. Louis Browns
9 Johnny Berry OF University of Oregon
16 Jim Carlin OF Philadelphia Phillies
31 Gordon Evans OF Charleston
18 Marv Felderman C Chicago Cubs
1 Vince Smith C Pittsburgh Pirates
14 Ken Sears C New York Yankees
10 Norman Atkinson C Semi-Pro
15 George Dickey C Chicago White Sox
26 Arne Anderson P Washington Senators
23 Rankin Johnson P Philadelphia Athletics
24 Bob Harris P Philadelphia Athletics
26 “School Boy” Rowe P Detroit Tigers
25 Walt Masterson P Washington Senators
30 Vern Olsen P Chicago Cubs
19 Oscar Sessions P Navy
Hank Feimester P Boston Red Sox
29 Jack Hallet P Pittsburgh Pirates
27 Johnny Vander Meer P Cincinnati Reds
12 Jim Adair P Semi-Pro
27 Hugh Casey P Brooklyn Dodgers
22 Virgil Trucks P Detroit Tigers
31 Tom Ferrick P Cleveland Indians
28 Bill Dickey Manager New York Yankees
30 Wes Schulmerich Asst. Mgr Boston Red Sox
6 David Liebold Bat boy

Umpires: Supervisor: LT Bob Austin (Navy)
Charles Schartow (USMC) Chief C. B. Seybold (Navy), Bill Smigelski (Army)

Sadly, the scorecard was left un-scored. For service games, having a scored scorecard provides a record of the on-field actions that otherwise have been lost to time.

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