On This Date: Aug. 22, 1945
August 22, 1945 — Mauch Chunk’s Larry Getz outduels Steve “Punjab” Hedash of Coaldale to lift the Panther Valley All-Stars to a 1-0 victory in the opening game of the five-game series that pits the league’s all-stars against the championship team. Getz goes all nine innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out five. John “Blinky” Plasko of Tamaqua drives in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning single that plates Johnny Watto. Hedash, who collects two hits, gives up three hits and fans nine.