Life Stories from the Men Who Saved Baseball by Todd Anton (Rounder Books) Reviewed by Eric Minton It wasn't one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's more eloquent statements, but in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor it was an opinion of profound influence on a nation entering total war. Most famous of the baseball stars in battle was Boston Red Sox Ted Williams, a Marine Reserve aviator who not only served in World War II as a flight instructor (perhaps assigned as such and kept out of the Pacific war by a commander who wanted Mr. Williams on his base's baseball team) but also flew combat missions in Korea and played not a lick of ball during his second stint.
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