Navy vs Major League All-Stars

Navy vs Major League All Stars score card, April 19, 1944 (source: eBay image).

It is a slight stretch of the truth that this game was billed as the Navy taking on a team of major league all-stars. The Navy squad is listed with name (last name and initials), rating and rate and positron, at least seven of the men are, in fact, major leaguers. For some reason, Walt Masterson appears on both rosters. Several of the Navy squad were members of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base team (including Oscar Sessions, a combat veteran from the USS Minneapolis who would pitch in the Army vs Navy All-Star Championship Series later in 1944). What makes this four-page card stock scorebook invaluable is that the Navy team includes the ratings of the men which are often quite difficult to determine without obtaining official documentation.

The rosters are odd as they represent blank box scores rather than the traditional baseball scoring grid layout.  Perhaps this was more favorable for tallying each players’ at-bats (source: eBay image)?

 

Navy:

Name, Rating/Rate Position
J. M. Jeandron, PhM3/c 3B
R. L. Ward, CMM 3B
C. D.  White, EM2/c 2B
E. J.  Brady, SF2/c 2B
A. Brancato, SK2/c SS
T. B. Bishop, EM2/c SS
F. T. Snider, SM RF
F. D.  Merhoff, GM1/c RF
D. T. Meyers, S2/c RF
M. J.  Mozzali, TM2/c LF
R. E.  Durkin, MM2/c LF
E. T.  Hecklinger, GM3c 1B
A. J.  Meyers, S2/c 1B
J. H. Powell, MS1/c CF
P. S.  Simione, BM2/c CF
A. F.  Felonk, MM3/c CF
N. E. Clifford, MM2/c C
 McCorkle, Cox C
N. E. Atkinson, TM2/c C
O. M.  Sessions, CEM P
N. J.  Madigan, ML1/c P
A. R. Johnson, YN1/c P
J. D.  Brennen, EM2/c P
T. H.  Brass, C Sp P
G. Henry, CBM P
E. F.  Stutz, CM2/c P
A. R.  Anderson, SM P
R. A.  Harris, SP 1/c P
N. S.  Roos, SM P
W. E.  Masterson, C Sp P


Major League All-Stars:

Eddie Pellegrini SS
Joe Grace 3B
Barney McCosky CF
Johnny Mize 1B
Johnny Lucadello 2B
J. T. Winsett LF
Vern Olsen RF
Marv Felderman C
Hugh Casey P
George Dickey
Pee Wee Reese
Tom Ferrick
Bob Harris
Walt Masterson

 

 

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