#Shortstops: Starring in Satin
You’re perhaps a little bit nervous – after all, New York is a long train ride from Chicago. And for the next three games, you’re a member of a team made up of some of the best amateur players like yourself from across the country facing off against some of the most talented young men from Brooklyn. But you’re Art Sepke and you were selected to play in this series.
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In the three games, Brooklyn took the first game, the World claimed the second, but Brooklyn bounced back and won the rubber match. Sepke defended second base in the first game and had at least two hits in the series, including a single that drove in two runs during the World’s 4-3 defeat of Brooklyn. He went on to play Class D ball in Oklahoma for the 1948 and 1949 seasons before his professional baseball career ended.
Although Sepke’s baseball career was short-lived, his satin World Stars uniform documents his opportunity of playing under the lights at Ebbets Field.
Gabrielle Augustine is a curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum