Baseball in Wartime

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

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Having researched wartime baseball for more than a decade, I have accumulated a vast amount of information on many of the men who served with the military and played baseball in some capacity. I have decided that the best way to display this information is in an alphabetic format by player name.

You will find players of all calibres here - major leaguers, minor leaguers, college players, high school players and sandlot ballplayers. But they all have one thing in common - they love baseball and, somehow, found time to play ball while serving with the military.

If you are looking for information on a particular player then let me know and I will gladly see what I have.

Major League     Minor League   Negro League  Semi-Pro     Amateur     College


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Click on player's name to read their biography

* denotes lost their life in WWII


Name Experience Service Location
Harold Banker Amateur OSS Unknown
Jack Bonvillian Amateur US Army ETO
Jim Bowen Amateur US Army ETO
Ralph Busson Amateur US Army ETO
Alex Cairns Amateur Canadian Army ETO
William Dagon Amateur US Army ETO
Joe Gradisher Amateur USAAF ETO
Joe Gubernot Amateur US Army ETO
Ray Kush Amateur USAAF ETO
Robert Marsico Amateur US Army ETO

Don Richardson

Amateur US Army ETO/MTO/Pacific
Lester Rodney Amateur US Army Pacific
Bill Rowell Amateur US Army ETO
Elmer Schlueter Amatuer US Navy Pacific

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