The Uncertainty of Peace Baseball Enlists
HARRY O'NEILL OF THE A'S, Elmer Gedeon of the Senators, and over 40 minor league players died in the war. Others, injured, out of shape, or just older, faced an uncertain future. 

Peace unsettled baseball as profoundly as war. New faces fought to stay in the lineup. Aging stars struggled to recover their pre-war prowess. Veterans, complete with a new perspective on life, asked hard questions about wages and working conditions.


Click below to view artifacts, photos,
and other related materials.
(Images will appear in a pop-up window)

Click to see larger image Click to see larger image Click to see larger image Click to see larger image Click to see larger image Click to see larger image
Click to see larger image Click to see larger image
  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
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.