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Ultimate Sacrifice Baseball Card Set Part 2

April 22, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Last week I talked about the idea of creating a set of baseball cards for the 142 professional players who lost their lives serving with the military during WWII. I was pleased to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response and it would seem many of you believe it would be a great idea to produce […]

Bill Hosie: Young Canadian Ballplayer Killed in WWII

March 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Over the past ten years or so, I have scoured countless newspapers from the 1930s looking for references to ballplayers who were killed while serving with the armed forces during World War II. In addition to the 141 former professional players that I’ve uncovered I have found reference to hundreds of semi-pro, college and high […]

Milt Rosenstein: 20-Game Winner Killed in WWII

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Milton “Rosey” Rosenstein was born on June 20, 1920 in Hunter, New York. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Rosenstein, Jewish immigrants from Russia, he grew up in Ellenville, New York, a village approximately 90 miles northwest of New York City in the Rondout Valley, at the eastern base of the Catskill Mountains. Rosenstein […]

The Favorite Toy and…Bob Feller

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In the wake of Bob Feller’s death on Wednesday, many a tribute has been paid to the man they called “Rapid Robert,” including one by our very own Arne Christensen, who wrote “Bob Feller in His Own Words,” in which the Hall of Fame hurler states, “A lot of folks say that had I not […]

Lefty Brewer: A D-Day Hero

June 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On this day, 66 years ago, baseball lost a true D-Day hero. Lefty Brewer, owned by the Washington Senators, died fighting for his country more than 3,000 miles from home. Francis Field, home of the St. Augustine Saints of the Florida State League, was a magical place during the summer of 1938. As the smell […]