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The Baltimore Major Soccer League returned for the 1942-43 season after a year's hiatus. Only Hasslinger returned from the earlier season with five new teams joining: Dundalk A.C. (also called Baltimore County A.C.); Catonsville A.C.; Fox S.C.; Rustless Iron and Steel Corp.; and Stemmers Run.
The race was as tight as almost possible with both halves ending tied between the top two teams with Dundalk at the top of both rounds. At the end of the regular season, Dundalk and Stemmers Run played a first-half playoff which Dundalk won 4-2. With Dundalk also in a tie with Hasslinger for tops in the second half, a playoff match between those clubs would determine the overall league championship. Needing two extra periods, Hasslinger edged Dundalk 3-2 to take the BMSL season championship.
Standings for the second half of the season are likely incomplete.
With many players joining military service or working in war plants, the BMSL, while technically still active, was dormant for the 1943-44 through 1945-46 seasons.
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