On this Memorial Day, I awoke early, wondering how many major league baseball players lost their lives in the service of their country. The son of a World War II veteran, I was most curious about that conflict, and a Google search quickly pointed me to the Baseball in Wartime site. The site reveals that […]Read More How many major league ballplayers died serving their country in World War II?
This is Memorial Day 2009, and we pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service of their country. I have only a few military caps, including this one that I picked up some time ago in the waning years of Naval Air Station Alameda. It’s from the USS Abraham Lincoln, which used to […]Read More A Memorial Day tribute to those who gave their lives
One of my regular reads is the Uniwatch blog, which features the “obsessive study of athletic aesthetics.” I was casting about this morning for a Memorial Day weekend theme and encountered this Uniwatch post about the red caps ball clubs will be wearing to honor the nation’s war dead. That’s a red, white & Brewers […]Read More MLB special caps for Memorial Day