Go on, why not sponsor this page for $5.00 and have your own message appear in this space.
Click here for details.
Date and Place of Birth: August 26, 1925 Brooklyn, NY
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: United States
William L. "Billy" DeMars had played a season as a shortstop in the Brooklyn Dodgers system before entering service with the Navy in 1944. He served as a radioman on a Consolidated PBY Catalina search and rescue amphibious airplane, and returned to baseball in 1946. DeMars made his major league debut with the Athletics in May 1948 and played a career-high 61 games for the Browns in 1950. After managing in the minors during the 1950s and 1960s, he was a coach for the Phillies, Expos and Reds during the 1980s.
Copyright © 2016 Gary Bedingfield (Baseball in Wartime). All Rights Reserved.