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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 1st, 1945: The first of the superstars returns from the war. Hank Greenberg, gone for four years, homers in his first game following his release from the army. Charlie Gassaway of the Athletics gives up the blow before 47,700 in a Sunday game at Briggs Stadium. The Tigers lead the Yankees by 3 1/2 games with Chicago and Boston following.