During much of the 1944 campaign, Galehouse served the St. Louis Browns as a Sunday pitcher while working weekdays in an Akron, Ohio war plant. He relinquished his factory job late in the season. After posting several stretch drive victories, Galehouse beat Mort Cooper and the Cardinals in the 1944 World Series opener, but lost, 2-0, in a Game Five rematch. During his second stint with the Red Sox, Galehouse lost the 1948 pennant playoff game to Cleveland 8-3 as a surprise starter. It was his last major league decision.