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05-30-2010, 08:32 PM
Hopes for a memorable Memorial Weekend/Day for all.
Thank you to all who have performed bravely in support of this Great Country.
Truly the greatest and bravest Americans are those who choose to serve in our Armed Forces.
05-30-2010, 08:55 PM
Indeed, you all have my most sincere thanks. God bless.
My deepest appreciation for those who paid the ultimate price in service to our great country.
To all who served, thank you.
05-31-2010, 01:42 PM
Thank you for those who have and those who are.
05-31-2010, 06:00 PM
According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, over 500 men who played or would play in the major leagues served in World War II.
34 Hall of Famers turned in their baseball jerseys for uniforms:
NAME - SERVICE - LOCATION
Luke Appling - US Army - USA
Al Barlick - US Coast Guard - USA
Yogi Berra - US Navy - ETO/MTO
Willard Brown - US Army - ETO
Nestor Chylak - US Army - ETO
Mickey Cochrane - US Navy - Pacific
Leon Day - US Army - ETO
Bill Dickey - US Navy - Pacific
Joe DiMaggio - US Army Air Force - Pacific
Larry Doby - US NAvy - Pacific
Bobby Doerr - US Army - USA
Bob Feller - US Navy - Atlantic/Pacific
Charlie Gehringer - US Navy - USA
Joe Gordon - US Army Air Force - Pacific
Hank Greenberg - US Army Air Foce - CBI
Billy Herman - US Navy - Pacific
Monte Irvin - US Army - ETO
Ralph Kiner - US Navy - Pacific
Bob Lemon - US Navy - Pacific
Tod Lyons - US Marine Corps - Pacific
Johnny Mize - US Navy - Pacific
Stan Musial - US Navy - Pacific
Pee Wee Reese - US Navy - Pacific
Phil Rizzuto - US Navy - Pacific
Robin Roberts - US Army Air Force - USA
Jackie Robinson - US Army - USA
Red Ruffing - US Army Air Force - USA
Red Schoendienst - US Army - USA
Enos Slaughter - US Army Air Force - Pacific
Duke Snider - US Navy - Pacific
Warren Spahn - US Army - ETO
Hoyt Wilhelm - US Army - ETO
Ted Williams - NAVY/US Marine Corps
Early Wynn - US Army - ETO
Before the 2006 season, a replica of the "Eddie Grant" memorial was placed near an elevator on the left field side of the ballpark, which is visible from outside ATT Park. The original granite monument, which honored the only MLB player killed in WWI, was five feet high and stood in center field of the Polo Grounds at the base of the clubhouse wall.
I wonder what percentage of that 500 saw combat?
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