Let’s take time to remember those stars who served before, during and after appearing on your sports cards.
You rarely see an athlete in his prime suiting up for military duty these days. Times were different in World War I and II. Christy Mathewson served–and later died of tuberculosis from the mustard gas he inhaled.
Even Bob Feller and Ted Williams saw combat in WWII.
Brad Myers of Delaware Online laments the days of true heroes and has some thoughts on those who traded one uniform for another during America’s time of need.
And..check out the "Baseball in Wartime" website!