With the end of the Second World War, 1945 was an unforgettable year. There was, however, a less significant event that might be harder to remember.
So, do you remember the 1945 World Series? It was a strange one!
As Sam Miller at ESPN.com points out, by 1945, “500 major leaguers had served in” the military “in a league with 400 active players at any given time.” That means “talent in the league was depleted” by this point – but the president had asked the league to continue playing during the war.
In seven games, the Tigers defeated Cubs.