1945 American League Season Pass Ticket – Pete Gray Bert Shepard MLB Debuts

Offered is a 1945 American League Season Pass to All Parks (in the American league) that measures approximately 4” x 2.5” in size. Issued to Earle W. Moss (who published the Baseball Blue Book from 1934 until he sold the company in 1962). Facsimile signed on front by Baseball HOFer & by AL President, William Harridge.

This pass entitled the user to possibly witness -

April 17 – Amputee Pete Gray makes his major league debut with the St. Louis Browns.
May 25 - In the Boston Red Sox 5–0 home loss to the St. Louis Browns, outfielder Leon Culberson of the Red Sox makes an unassisted double play. Culberson raced from center field to catch a short fly ball. He then ran to second and stepped on the bag and doubled up Vern Stephens of the Browns.
July 1 - Hank Greenberg makes his return to the major leagues. Greenberg had been one of the first players to register for the peacetime draft. In his return after forty-seven months away from the majors, Greenberg hits a home run, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Philadelphia A's 9–5.
July 21 – The Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia A's battle for 24 innings, ending the game tied at one. Tigers starter Les Mueller pitches 19.2 innings, while his A's counterpart, Russ Christopher, lasts thirteen.
August 4
•    World War II amputee Bert Shepard pitches in a game for the Washington Senators.
•    Tom McBride of the Boston Red Sox ties a major league record with 6 RBI in the 4th inning of a game with the Washington Senators.
•    Senators pitcher Joe Cleary becomes the last native of Ireland as of today to appear in a major league game.
August 19 - In his final major league season, outfielder Jimmie Foxx makes his debut as a pitcher. He pitches seven innings, giving up just four hits as the Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4–2.
September 8 - In a contest between the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns, Harry Truman, sworn in back in April after the death of FDR, becomes the first left hander and oldest president to ever throw out a ceremonial pitch. Washington defeated St. Louis 4–1.
•  September 9 – Cleveland Indians first baseman Mickey Rocco leads the way to a doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees with two home runs, two doubles, and two singles. A crowd of 72,252 is on hand at Yankee Stadium to see their team lose 10-3 and 4–3.
September 9 – In the second game of a doubleheader, Dick Fowler pitches a no-hitter as the Philadelphia Athletics defeat the St. Louis Browns, 1–0.

Rookie Debuts by future stars: PETE GRAY (one armed ballplayer), Billy Pierce, Bert Shepard (amputee), and Mayo Smith.

Some rust staining to pass.

Item: 12908

Price: $495.00
1945 American League Season Pass Ticket – Pete Gray Bert Shepard MLB Debuts