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WAR SLOWLY REACHED OUT and gathered baseball into its deadly grasp. 

First, in 1940, major league players began registering for the military draft. Then, in the spring of 1941, the player exodus began. Hank Greenberg, the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1940, received his call-up notice. Seven months later, war violently jumped to the Pacific, set Pearl Harbor aflame, and imperiled the approaching baseball season.


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  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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