1945 Championship Season - The Season Begins
 
     
	  The Buckeyes start their season on May 6th in Birmingham.  They split the Sunday 
double-header with the Black Barons, winning the first game 4-0 behind the shutout 
pitching of Eugene Bremer and losing the second game 9-3.        
         The following Sunday, the Buckeyes beat the Chicago American Giants 9-8 before 
2,500 fans during the day and played that evening in Indianapolis against the American 
Giants before 5,000 fans and beating the American Giants  14-2.  Sam Jethroe hit 
a 3-run home run in the Dayton game and the Buckeyes 
scored 9 runs in the fifth inning in the game in Indianapolis.
        On May 20th, the Buckeyes once again beat the Chicago American Giants in Dayton 
by the score of 9-7 behind home runs by Jethroe and Canizares. The Buckeyes finally 
come home to Cleveland for their double-header home opener on May 27th.  
        Going into that weekend, the Buckeyes are 4-1 and tied with Memphis 
and Kansas City for first place.
 
 
Two of the Buckeyes pitchers with early season success are 
pictured here - Eugene Bremer (left) and George Jefferson

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