From the 1943 Sporting News sent in by Dave Macgregor, Milwaukee, WI
Dizzy Dean pitched 3 innings for an Appleton, Wis. team, 8/8, scattering 5 hits for no runs, his team going on to defeat an Oshkosh, Wis. all-star aggregation, 5-1.
CLIFT TRADED-- Clift/Niggeling FOR Clary/John Miller (Rookie P) & $25,000
......Clift had overstayed his top flight usefulness with the Browns, and was badly in need of a change of scene. Ditto, Niggeling, a hard luck pitcher if there ever was one with the SL club.
BROWNS MARK OFF '43, BUILD FOR NEXT YEAR; SWAP WITH NATS FIRST MOVE TO BOLSTER CLUB
.....with the 7th place Browns unlikely to draw much from here on, the tidy sum tossed in by Griff will go a long way toward meeting the 9 pay checks.
ANOTHER STOCKHOLDER DAY
The Browns will stage their second Stockholder Day of the season @ Sportsman's Park 8/28.......Each of the more than 1,200 shareholders receive 6 free tickets for the game.
Attendance (or should I say, lack of)
8/17 v Bost 611
8/18 v Phil 876
OL DIZ KEEPS POURING 'EM ON
Yielding six hits & two runs, while fanning three batters, Dizzy Dean pitched the Honus Wagner Stars against the Victory Bombers, retired after four innings, 8/22, with his team ahead 10-2 @ Pitt. The Stars went on to defeat the Negro team, 13-4. The game was staged in the interest of the War Bond Drive and 8,000 turned out @ Forbes Field.
DEWITT BAND OF BARNSTORMERS
Charles DeWitt, traveling sect. of the St Louis Browns, is gathering together a group of AL & NL players who will make a short tour after the close of the season. One of the dates already arranged is for Erie, PA 10/4.....Other stops scheduled are Davenport & council Bluffs, Iowa.....
PETE GRAY BELONGS ON OVERSEAS SQUAD
Ruth & Dean & major leaguers to play for servicemen overseas. TSN urges to take one minor leaguer-- Pete Gray.
I believe I read in later issues that the trip was cancelled.
From 8/27 thru 9/5 the Browns played 9 games--- all against the Tigers
8/27, 28 & 29 (DH) in St.Louis FRI-SUN
9/2 (DH), 9/3, 9/4, 9/5 in Detroit THUR-SUN
"The 1943 schedule is a wartime arrangement.....On account of transportation difficulties, two days were allowed for all intersectional travel"