The March to the American League Pennant
Here is the recap of the second game of the Browns' 1944 season (April 19) as it appeared in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat on the following day.
gd april 20.pdf
Check back each day for a day-by-day summary of the 1944 season as the story was recounted in each day's sports section from the day one to the close of the World Series.
Get your brooms . . . Browns sweep Tigers!
The third game of the 1944 season (April 20) saw the Browns complete the sweep of the Tigers. The recap is as it appeared the following day in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
gd april 21.pdf
The Browns opened at Sportsman's Park and won their fourth straight on the new season. The article is from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
gd april 22.pdf
April 22 ppd rain
The April 22nd (Saturday) game was a rainout and the Browns and ChiSox were scheduled for a doubleheader on April 23.
The Globe-Democrat from Sunday morning (April 23):
gd april 23.pdf
The Post-Dispatch from Saturday afternoon (April 22):
pd apr 22 1944.pdf
Six in row
The Browns took both halves of the doubleheader on Sunday, April 23, 1944.
gd april 24.pdf
April 24 was a day off
The Browns were off on April 24 and according to the newspaper, Mgr. Luke Sewell gave the boys a full day off.
April 25 was also a day off
Here's what was printed in the Globe-Democrat on April 25, the second day off in a row.
gd april 25.pdf
April 26 . . . Seven in a Row?
The Browns were scheduled to match up with the Indians for the seventh game of the young season. Attached is the preview from the Globe-Democrat. The Browns were looking to tie the American League record of the 1933 Yankees for seven straight wins to open a season.
gd april 26.pdf
Seven in Row
Here is the recap of the seventh win in a row from the Globe-Democrat.
gd apr 27 1944.pdf
Browns set record, win 8th in row
The Browns won their eighth in a row to start the season and bested the mark established by the Yankees.
gd apr 28 1944.pdf
Browns Win, 3-1, For 9th Straight, Tie Modern Major League Record
Here is the recap of the ninth win of the season as it appeared in the Globe-Democrat.
gd apr 29 1944.pdf
Sox End Browns' 9-Game Streak
"All good things must end," as they say. gd april 30.pdf
Browns Win Nightcap, 5-4, After Losing, 6-5
Here is the recap of the April 30 double header from the Globe-Democrat.
gd may 1.pdf
May 1st - open date
The Browns had the day off on May 1 but here is the preview of the following day's game from the Globe-Democrat.
gd may 2.pdf
Tigers Nip Browns, 4-3
The Tigers beat the Browns in a one-run game.
gd may 3.pdf
Browns Trim Tigers, 7-4
The Browns won a game after being setback in the previous game. Jack Kramer got the win for the Browns and became the first 4-0 pitcher on the young season.
gd may 4.pdf
Potter Hurls Browns' 1st Shutout
The Browns beat the Tigers, 2-0, behind the good start from Nelson Potter.
gd may 5.pdf
May 5th - Browns Idle
May 5th was a day off for the Browns. Catcher Myron Hayworth suffered a broken finger in a previous game and Joe Schultz was called up as the new backup. The primary catching duties were handed off to Frank Mancuso.
gd may 6.pdf
Cullenbine's Homer Nips Browns, 3-2
The Browns lost a close one at Cleveland on May 6th.
gd may 7.pdf
Browns Halt Tribe, 7-4, Then Lose, 3-2
A split double header in Cleveland on May 7th.
gd may 8.pdf
May 8th, a day off of sorts.
The Browns did not play any American League opponents on May 8. However they were in action against a Naval Training Station team in Norfolk, VA. The Sailors beat the Browns, 9-4. Al La Macchia, one of the former players featured at the Browns' Fan Club Lunceon two weeks ago, was one of the victimized pitchers for the Browns.
gd may 9.pdf
May 9th, another day off from the American League
The Browns had another day off from action in the American League however they played another military team. This time it was the team from Camp Patrick Henry, VA. The Browns won, 11-1.
The first article is from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
pd may 9 1944.pdf
The second article is from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat:
gd may 10 1944.pdf
Niggeling and Nats Whip Browns, 5-1
Nelson Potter and the Browns were unsuccessful under the lights in Washington on May 10. The preview of the game is from the Post-Dispatch and the recap from the following day is taken from the Globe-Democrat.
gd may 11 1944.pdf
pd may 10 1944.pdf
May 11, Another Night Game in Washington
The Browns and Senators played under the lights for the second night in a row. The preview of the game is from the Post-Dispatch. Washington ended up winning, 4-2.
pd may 11 1944.pdf
Browns' Catching Need Critical
With Frank Mancuso and Red Hayworth both injured and Joe Schultz looking like he was less than a major league prospect, the cry from the preview of the game from the Post-Dispatch was urgent for a good third-string catcher.
The Browns lost the first two games of the series to Washington and Bob Muncrief was in charge of righting the ship and salvaging a game on May 12.
The Browns ended up winning, 6-4, over the Senators.
pd may 12 1944.pdf