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


Hall of Famers



Click on player's name to read their biography

* denotes lost their life in WWII


Name Experience Service Location
Thomas Barnicle Princeton USAAF ETO
Buck Compton UCLA US Army ETO
Pee Wee Day Northwestern USMC Pacific
Red Dugan University of Kansas USSAF USA

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