My efforts to date have been unfruitful but it canada goose

Minor Leaguers in the Military

Canada Goose Jackets With my last article (My Accidental Discovery: A Photographic Military Baseball Holy Grail of Sorts), I spent a few weeks researching; gathering details about the DiMaggio photograph, comparing it with others, delving into other aspects of his time in the Army Air Force and then committing it to more canada goose factory outlet vancouver than 3,400 words. Canada Goose Jackets

canada goose Several weeks ago, I was able to acquire my second canada goose jacket outlet military baseball (my first, a 1956 dated, team signed ball from the 36th Field Artillery Group) after it was https://www.gooseyou.com listed in conjunction with among a spate of items (originating from the same collection) that were all related to military baseball teams the Central Pacific area, in and around the Hawaiian Islands during World War II. Judging by the number of bids and potential buyers who were watching the three other auctions compared to a few who were watching (and had submitted bids on) what was listed as an autographed Navy team baseball canada goose outlet niagara falls from the 1940s. The ball (aside from the signatures) is a easily datable, official National League ( C. With only a few hours remaining, I set my bid amount and waited. canada goose

canadian goose jacket I wanted to spend time investigating all of the signatures on the ball to delve into each one to make an attempt to identify the names and thus, determine which team the ball was associated with but with so little time remaining, I moved ahead with submitting my bid with the hope that if I was unsuccessful with my plan to identify that I could turn around and re list the ball. Hours later, the notification came that I was the highest bidder, much to my surprise. Hours following payment, I received notification from the seller that the ball was shipped and a tracking number was provided. Two days later, the ball was in my hands and that when it struck me that I was holding something that was connected to the players who participated in the legendary (at least, to me) games in the Hawaiian Islands during the War, that until now, was limited to scorecards and photographs. canadian goose jacket

canada goose coats I was elated to have a chance at this ball even though it canada goose outlet was lacking signatures from canada goose outlet online the stars canada goose outlet store calgary of the major leagues such as Pee Wee Reese, the DiMaggio brothers, Vander Meer, Hutchinson or my favorite, Ferris Fain. I wasn able to positively identify all of the signatures and canada goose shop uk two of them are almost completely faded or entirely illegible. There are a few major league ball players and several minor leaguers canada goose outlet new york city that have been identified. Those with an asterisk () were located on the Navy versus Major League All Stars: Weaver Field, Submarine Base, April 19, 1944 score book (the double asterisk indicates a possible correlation between the signature and a name listed on the score book). Three of canada goose outlet in chicago these players (Signalman and pitcher Anderson, Electrician Mate 2/c and shortstop Bishop and Chief Specialist and pitcher Masterson) all played in the major leagues. Catcher and Coxswain McCorkle and Torpedoman 1/c and pitcher Mozzali had minor league careers with the latter serving canada goose jacket outlet sale as a scout in the St. Louis Cardinals organization for 18 years followed by two seasons (1977 78) as a coach canada goose outlet price with the big league club. John Powell, listed on theApril 19, 1944 program for the game between the Navy and the Major League All Starsas a center fielder and an MS 1/c is still being researched. canada goose coats

Canada Goose Outlet Panel 2 (image source: eBay image). Canada Goose Outlet

Canada Goose sale Ed Quinn Canada Goose sale

Canada Goose online This panel is one of the more challenging of the four with three names that either illegible in part or entirely. While Jim Brennen shows buy canada goose uk also on theApril 19, 1944 program (listed as D. Brennen, EM2/c, pitcher), the other players require further research. My efforts to date have been unfruitful but it canada goose outlet winnipeg is possible that searching military records via Fold3 or Ancestry might yield positive results. Combing through the various rosters (on the known printed scorecards and throughout those online at Baseball in Wartime) is a seemingly futile venture but at present, it is all that is available. I hold out hope that in the months and year ahead, that there more artifacts will surface. canada goose outlet real Canada Goose online

canada goose clearance sale Panel 3 (image source: eBay image). canada goose clearance sale

canada goose deals Ray Volp. canada goose deals

canada goose black friday sale The third panel held signatures that were far more legible and hadn suffered fading though I didn fare much better in determining who the men are who signed this side of the ball. Two of the names, Snider (right fielder and signalman) and Simione (a center fielder and boatswain mate, 2nd class), are also listed on the April 19, 1944 canada goose outlet authentic scorecard (linked in the previous paragraph). Rengel, White and Patrick are still to be determined. Ray added the period at the end of his name leaving me to wonder if he abbreviated his signature. Five of these six names will have to be researched as service members while I believe that Snider went on to play four seasons of class professional baseball, having played in 1942 with the Dothan Browns (of the canada goose black friday sale

canada goose store Panel 4 (image source: eBay image). canada goose store

cheap Canada Goose Oscar Hawk Sessions cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose Parka The canada goose outlet official last panel (which, in this case consists predominantly of the spot of the ball) contains four very legible signatures and three of them are located on printed rosters within scorecards from the Central Pacific wartime baseball leagues. Also, (potentially) three of the men all had professional baseball careers following their service. One of these men, James J. Gleeson, an outfielder who spent five seasons in the major leagues (1936 with Cleveland, 1939 40 with the Cubs and 1941 42 with Cincinnati) before joining canada goose outlet locations in toronto the Navy. Following his war service, Gleeson returned to the game he loved, playing for six more seasons, but only at the minor league level. After 1951, canada goose outlet store uk his playing days were done, Jim continued his baseball career, serving as a scout, coach, and manager in the minors and spent many years as a coach with the Yankees on fellow Navy veteran, Yogi Berra 1964 Yankees pennant winning staff. Third baseman and Pharmacists Mate 3/c John Jeandron recommenced his professional career in 1946 at the class A level, bouncing around through class C and B levels until finishing his canada goose outlet nyc baseball career after the 1953 season. Gunner Mate 3/c and first baseman Frank T. Hecklinger (incorrectly listed as T. on the scorecard roster) also restarted his professional career but played in only 234 total games between the 1946 and 1947 seasons at canada goose outlet store montreal the class C and B levels in the minors. Canada Goose Parka

buy canada goose jacket cheap The prominent Spalding logo with Jim Gleeson signature easily discernible (image source: eBay image). buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose clearance To many collectors, having a ball with signatures from a handful of minor leaguers and three non canada goose outlet woodbury star major canada goose victoria parka outlet leaguers wouldn merit much interest or be featured in a collection. Nevertheless, this ball is significant as it originates from games that were, to many men and women serving during WWII, distractions from the rigors and monotony of war giving them a fun departure from the harsh reality and a taste of the normalcy of home. This ball is a cherished addition to my collection and will serve to demonstrate how men from the highest levels of the game competed alongside of average Joes demonstrating unity in the fight against a common enemy in the cause of freedom from tyrants and oppression. canada goose clearance

canada goose coats on sale Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) canada goose coats on sale.