1945 World Series Tigers vs Chicago Cubs Press Pass Ticket

Albert Kennedy (Rosey) Rowswell (D. 1955) was One of the first broadcasters to enthusiastically and unabashedly cheer on the air, Rowswell was a long-time Pirates fanatic who was given their broadcasting job in 1936 and remained the club's radio voice until his death in 1955. Always called Rosey, he was physically frail - barely 110 lb - but his creativity and untempered exuberance brightened the broadcasts of even the most dismal Pirates teams. Away from the microphone he authored four books of poetry and aphorisms, but in the booth his energies were focused on his beloved "Buccos." A Pirates extra-base hit was a "doozie marooney," a strikeout was a "dipsy-doodle," and the bases were never "loaded," they were "FOB" (full of Bucs). His most famous trademark, however, was his outrageous home run call, "Raise the window, Aunt Minnie!" followed by his partner dropping a tray filled with nuts and bolts onto the floor, simulating the sound of broken glass. He gave Bob Prince his start in Pittsburgh as his broadcasting partner in the booth.

The 1945 World Series matched the American League Champion Detroit Tigers against the National League Champion Chicago Cubs. The Tigers won the Series four games to three, giving them their second championship and first since 1935.

Paul Richards picked up four runs batted in in the seventh game of the series, to lead the Tigers to the 9–3 game win, and 4–3 Series win.

The World Series again used the 3–4 wartime setup for home field sites, instead of the normal 2–3–2. Although the major hostilities of World War II had ended, some of the rules were still in effect. Fortunately for theTigers; slugger Hank Greenberg, wasdischarged from military service early. He hit the only two Tigers homers in the Series, & scored seven runs overall and also drove in seven.

The Curse of the Billy Goat originated in this Series before the start of Game 4. Having last won the Series in 1908, the Cubs owned the dubious record of both the longest league pennant drought and the longest World Series drought in history, not winning another World Series until 2016.

Offered is a 3.75” x 3.75” Press Pass issued to Rosey Rowswell (who was broadcasting the games for Pittsburgh radio) for the first 3 games at Briggs Stadium (hence the 3 games punched out at the bottom of the pass). 



Item: 10852

Price: $195.00
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1945 World Series Tigers vs Chicago Cubs Press Pass Ticket