The Southern (SALLY) League suspended operations due to WWII and didn't return until 1946. When they did come back, the Cubs would be waiting and again placed their Southern League team in Macon. Eddie Stanky's father in law, Manager Milt Stock was promoted to Portsmouth, and the Peaches found themselves with a new manager for the first time in 7 seasons. The new "post-war Peaches" weren't very good at all. For the first time since the rejoined the league in 1936, the team finished well under .500 and in 7th place. 1947 showed little improvement with the Peaches finishing 6th.