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THEY HAD THE TALENT. Throughout the war, the military built excellent baseball teams around professionals, recruiting and trading players like any other league. One player, perhaps in a slump, discovered his value when his coach traded him for a life raft. The best won an impressive number of games, including victories over major league teams.

As physical training specialists, many players helped get and keep the troops into combat-ready condition. But when back in baseball uniform, competing in an exhibition game or running a baseball clinic, they lifted the morale of troops around the world.


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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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