Re: Bob Feller passes away
Originally Posted by Big Klu
I thought Hank Greenberg was the first.
Stirred by Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Feller enlisted in the Navy the following day—the first major league player to do so. He served as a gun captain on the USS Alabama, earning several battle commendations and medals.http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-obit-feller
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