Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame Who Served in the Armed Forces in Wartime

Baseball Hall of Fame

Ever wondered how many of your favorite Baseball Hall-of-Famers served in the United States Military? Plenty of America's finest athletes served their country before and during their sports careers.

World War I Army

Grover Cleveland Alexander
Happy Chandler
Oscar Charleston
Ty Cobb
Warren Giles
Waite Hoyt
George Kelly
Larry MacPhail
Christy Mathewson
Sam Rice
Branch Rickey
Eppa Rixey
Bullet Rogan
Joe Sewell
George Sisler

World War I Marines

Eddie Collins

World War I Navy

Jocko Conlon
Red Faber
Burleigh Grimes
Harry Heilmann
Rabbit Maranville
Rube Marquard
Herb Pennock
Tris Speaker
Casey Stengel

World War II Army

Luke Appling
Nestor Chylak
Leon Day
Joe DiMaggio
Bobby Doerr
Hank Greenberg
Monte Irvin
Larry MacPhail
Robin Roberts
Jackie Robinson
Red Ruffing
Red Schoendienst
Enos Slaughter
Warren Spahn
Hoyt Wilhelm
Early Wynn

World War II Navy

Yogi Berra
Mickey Cochrane
Bill Dickey
Larry Doby
Bob Feller
Charlie Gehringer
Billy Herman
Ralph Kiner
Bob Lemon
Lee MacPhail
Johnny Mize
Stan Musial
Pee Wee Reese
Phil Rizzuto
Duke Snider

World War II Marines

Ted Lyons
Bill Veeck
Ted Williams

World War II Coast Guard
Al Barlick

Korea Army

Ernie Banks
Whitey Ford
Willie Mays

Korea Marines

Ted Williams

Korea Navy

Eddie Matthews

SOURCE:Baseball Hall of Fame

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