Photo courtesy of Steven L.J. Russo and Chris Hunter and the Schenectady Museum & Science Center's GE Archives
The Pirates may have been gone only 2 seasons but Gloversville would hook up with a new Player Development Contract with the St. Louis Browns. The Browns brought good pitching to the team (believe it or not) as future Major League Browns pitcher Earl Jones put up a 17-11, 3.33; Joseph Covaleski posted a 16-9, 3.10 and Harry Bailey rounded it off with a 15-9, 3.58. Joseph Morjoseph also brought some power to the lineup with 23 2B, 20 HR and a .296. The Glovers seemed to be ready to make a run for it again finishing in 2nd with a 67-54 (.554) record and making the playoffs. Of course in 1st place were their arch-rival Amsterdam Rugmakers. The Glovers this time were determined, after losing again and again to their former integrated franchise (located just 13.9 miles away), to not give in again. This time after 6 games it was deadlocked at 3 games apiece. That's when the Glovers put their best foot forward andů that foot would get trampled on. They had lost yet again to Amsterdam. That wasn't the Glovers' biggest problem either. WWII had arrived and professional baseball throughout nearly every Minor League system, would be suspended for the next 3 seasons. The Glovers had just received their brand new PDC from the St. Louis Browns and when the game returned again in 1946, Gloversville-Johnstown was thrilled to see the Browns were still there waiting for them. Unfortunately the talent level wasn't as the new 1946 Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers finished well out of the playoffs.