Playing for Their Nation: Baseball and the American Military during World War II

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Subject Index
See Name Index for all names of Major League, Minor League, Negro League, and other individuals directly related to professional baseball. All other military, political, celebrity, or historical names are in this index.
African American baseball. See integration; Negro League
alcohol and baseball, 6566, 100 —101, 158n68
All-Star Games, 3132, 3941, 119
American way of life, baseball and, x, xiii, 4, 15 —16
Army Emergency Fund, 46
Army Relief Fund, 3435, 39, 46, 151n6
athletic injuries. See health and medical care
athletic programs: adjustment to military life and, 2, 46; availability to service- men, xi, 5860; in combat locations, 10—11, 6367; football, 55; in France, 55; fundraising and donations for mili- tary, 2829; in Italy, 54 —55; league or- ganization and competition, 6263, 70— 71; in North Africa, 50—55; segre- gation in, 6061; in the South Pacific, 56 —58; sublimation of sexuality by, 67; umpires for military teams, 6162. See also military baseball teams
attendance, wartime, 21, 2931
Australia, baseball in, 68, 105
Bainbridge Naval Training Center (MD), 87
Ball and Bat Fund, 3739, 51, 70, 153n26, 153n36. See also equipment
bankruptcy, Philadelphia Phillies, 31
Baseball Magazine, 14
Baseball Writers Association, 3637, 11314
basic training, athletic programs in, 46, 10—11, 5860
basketball, 77, 85
beer and baseball, 6566, 101, 117, 158n68
bonds. See war bonds
Boston Braves, 33, 85, 90, 134
Boston Celtics, 85
Boston Red Sox, 34, 8185, 112, 139
Brooklyn Club, 36
Brooklyn Dodgers: Branch Rickey and, 17; as Brooklyn Robins, 120; exhibitions with military teams, 8183; Jackie Robinson and, 57; Japanese defamation of, 4; player shortage and, 30; players in the military, 46, 85, 136; relief games, 32 33; war bond sales, 3537
Canadian baseball teams, 4748, 95
Caribbean Series, Panama, 4647
celebrities: Bing Crosby, 42; Clark Gable, 94; combat service of, 97; professional players as, 98 —100; tours and entertain- ment, 1920

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