Baseball in Wartime

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice


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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free

 

World War II Hero of the Minor Leagues 

 

Carl Scott

 

Date and Place of Birth: circa 1912 Transfer, Pennsylvania
Date and Place of Death: July 26, 1944 Normandy, France
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Position: Pitcher
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

 

Carl H "Kappy" Scott was born in Transfer, near Sharon, Pennsylvania in 1912. Scott was one of the best pitchers ever to come out of the area. A left-hander, he first won fame with the Sharpsville Giants and soon attracted attention from professional scouts.

 

Scott played briefly for the Monessen Indians in the Pennsylvania State League in 1934. He entered military service with the US Army in December 1943 and arrived in Europe on July 8, 1944.

 

Serving with the 330th Infantry Regiment of the 83rd Infantry Division, Private Scott was killed in action in Normandy, France. He is buried at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

 

Minor League BaseballAdded June 26, 2007. Updated September 30, 2008.

 

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