Changing Uniforms Baseball Enlists
THEY HUNG UP THEIR CLEATS and went to war. Hundreds of players from the major and Negro leagues made the change, thousands from the minor leagues. 

Flash bulbs popped as baseball's stars began their new lives as soldiers and sailors. Enlistments became public events, illustrating baseball's war commitment. 

Less well known players simply disappeared from a team's lineup, perhaps emerging again in the increasingly lengthy "In the Service" section of The Sporting News.


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Complete List of Hall of Fame Members Who Were in Active Duty Military Service During World War II

Complete List of Players, Umpires, and Executives Whose Major League or Negro League Careers Were Interrupted by Service in World War II

  Baseball Enlists
War Threatens Baseball
Changing Uniforms
War Dominates Baseball
Baseballs Like Concrete
A New Ball Game
Uncle Sam's Teams
Baseballs in Backpacks
The Uncertainty of Peace
"If We Can Stop Bullets ..."
Rosie the Outfielder
One Man's War



Baseball Enlists
War Threatens Baseball | Changing Uniforms
War Dominates Baseball | Baseballs Like Concrete
A New Ball Game | Uncle Sam's Teams
Baseball in Backpacks | The Uncertainty of Peace
"If We Can Stop Bullets ..." | Rosie the Outfielder
One Man's War
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