Baseball’s War Roster: A Biographical Dictionary of Major by Brett Kiser

By Brett Kiser

From the earliest days of baseball, younger males who stuffed workforce rosters felt pressured to fill the uniforms of America’s military while their kingdom referred to as. This exhaustive quantity, prepared chronologically through clash, then alphabetically through participant, documents each identified former significant League and Negro League participant who served within the U. S. army in the course of wartime. Legends like Ty Cobb and Ted Williams look along lesser-known avid gamers like pitcher George Zettlein, who served aboard a boat through the Civil warfare; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Arlington Pond, who fought within the Spanish-American warfare; and infielder Eddie furnish, who misplaced his lifestyles in conflict in the course of international warfare I. Entries checklist every one player’s place and occupation facts and comprise a brief narrative of his army and athletic career.

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