Game 7 – Service World 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 (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

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 Pearl Harbor Civilian Housing Area 3 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 (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

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 (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

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:

NumberNamePositionFormer Association
10James AshworthCEldorado, Arkansas
9Bill LeonardCOakland
8Charley SilveraCKansas City
15Sid GautreauxCBrooklyn Dodgers
1Bill (Bob) DillingerIFToledo, Ohio
22Cornel George KohlmyerIFTyler, Texas
2Dario LodigianiIFChicago White Sox
6Joe GordonIFNew York Yankees
7Ferris FainIFSan Francisco Seals
12Don LangIFKansas City
3Walt JudnichOFSt. Louis Browns
4Joe  DiMaggioOFNew York Yankees
5Mike McCormickOFCincinnati Reds
11Hank EdwardsOFCleveland Indians
16Johnny BeazleyPSt. Louis Cardinals
19Eddie ErauttPHollywood
25Al LienPSan Francisco Seals
27Carl DeRosePAmsterdam
18Eddie FunkPFederalsburg, NY
21Don SchmidtPSemi-Pro
24Bill SchmidtPSacramento
13“Rugger” ArdizoiaPKansas City
23Dick MolbergPSemi-Pro
28Hal HairstonPHomestead Grays
30Lt. Col. Joe ClarkeCoachSemi-Pro
29Staff Sgt. John ShumbresCoachSemi-Pro
20Lt. J. T. WinsettManagerBrooklyn Dodgers
 Vincent GenegrassoTrainerSemi-Pro

Navy All-Stars:

NumberNamePositionFormer Association
32Johnny MizeIFSt. Louis Cardinals
29Eddie ShokesIFSyracuse
2Phil RizzutoIFNew York Yankees
17Al BrancatoIFPhiladelphia Athletics
21Sol ReccaIFNorfolk Tars
5John LucadelloIFSt. Louis Browns
34Pee Wee ReeseIFBrooklyn Dodgers
4Tom BishopIFSemi-Pro
20Johnny JeandronIFEastern League
11Dom DiMaggioOFBoston Red Sox
13Moe MozzalliOFLouisville
3Barney McCoskyOFDetroit Tigers
28Joe GraceOFSt. Louis Browns
9Johnny BerryOFUniversity of Oregon
16Jim CarlinOFPhiladelphia Phillies
31Gordon EvansOFCharleston
18Marv FeldermanCChicago Cubs
1Vince SmithCPittsburgh Pirates
14Ken SearsCNew York Yankees
10Norman AtkinsonCSemi-Pro
15George DickeyCChicago White Sox
26Arne AndersonPWashington Senators
23Rankin JohnsonPPhiladelphia Athletics
24Bob HarrisPPhiladelphia Athletics
26“School Boy” RowePDetroit Tigers
25Walt MastersonPWashington Senators
30Vern OlsenPChicago Cubs
19Oscar SessionsPNavy
 Hank FeimesterPBoston Red Sox
29Jack HalletPPittsburgh Pirates
27Johnny Vander MeerPCincinnati Reds
12Jim AdairPSemi-Pro
27Hugh CaseyPBrooklyn Dodgers
22Virgil TrucksPDetroit Tigers
31Tom FerrickPCleveland Indians
28Bill DickeyManagerNew York Yankees
30Wes SchulmerichAsst. MgrBoston Red Sox
6David LieboldBat 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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