Norfolk NTS vs Washington Senators, April 3, 1945

Full scorecard/program for 1945 April Washington Senators vs Norfolk Naval Training Station Bluejackets (Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

When these cards were printed, the exact dates of the games may not have been solidified. The April 1 tilt was the opening game between the two teams but the following day saw the Senators destroy the Army nine at Fort Story, Virginia 19-3. Shepard made his second appearance in as many days for the Senators closing out the final two innings against Fort Story. Shepard surrendered three hits and issued four free passes. On April 3, the Senators returned to Norfolk to take on the Bluejackets for their second of what would be a three game series with the last game held on April 4.

Losing the opening game, 4-2, the Senators went on a four exhibition game win streak starting with Fort Story and ending on April 5 with Camp Shelton (Little Creek, Virginia). This scorecard dates from the April 3 game that saw the Senators shutout Norfolk, 3-0 with “Dutch” Leonard pitching the first six innings. The original owner of this scorecard listed Leonard by his first name, Emil, but the lineup matched the box score published in the April 4, 1945 edition of the Evening Star (Washington, D.C.).

Download a printable copy of this program.

(Chevrons and Diamonds Collection)

Showing three of four panels of the April 3, 1945 Norfolk Naval Training Station vs Washington Senators program. The paper of this program is slightly discolored due to aging and has some staining on the cover yet the overall condition is quite good. Each of the internal pages includes the full team roster and scoring grid.

(Chevrons and Diamonds Collection).

1945 Norfolk Naval Training Station Bluejackets:

55Roy AllenINF
53Sig BroskieCWilmington (ISLG)
25Dom CanigliaP
21Herb ChmielPZanesville (MATL)
40Wayne “Rip” CollinsPMontreal (IL)
Jack ConwayINFBaltimore (IL)
Jimmy Coyle
32Jeff Cross3BCardinals
49Bill DeiningerCSheboygan (WISL)
16Ernie “Hooks” DeVaursOFOakland (PCL)
Henry DudekP
Emil KushPCubs
Fitz LutzTrainer
41 LyleP
10Clyde McCulloughCCubs
Russ MeersPMilwaukee (AA)
14George MeyerINFDallas (TL)
15Bill MuellerOFWhite Sox
47Joe Murray
11John NeeperP
27Ace ParkerIF/MGRPortsmouth (PIED)
36Mel PreibischLFHartford (EL)
29Jack RobinsonPBinghamton (EL)
12Joe RusteckP
Hank SchenzINFPortsmouth (PIED)
75Lou SleaterP
Max SurkontPRochester (IL)
Melvin WhamOF
Most of the 1945 Norfolk Naval Training Station roster consisted of players with either major or minor league pre-war experience.

  Return to Library of Military Baseball Scorecards, Score-books and Game Programs: Continental U.S.

%d bloggers like this: