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

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INTRODUCTION
1.
Richard Crepeau, Baseball: America's Diamond Mind, 1919 —1941 (Or- lando: University of Florida Press, 1980), 203.
2.
Benjamin Rader, American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports (Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999), 153.
3.
“It's Not the Same Game in Japan, ” The Sporting News, editorial, 18 De- cember 1941, 4.
4.
William Mead, Baseball Goes to War: Stars Don Khaki, 4-Fs Vie for Pennant (Washington DC: Farragut Books, 1985); Bill Gilbert, They Also Served: Baseball and the Home Front, 1941—1945 (New York: Crown, 1992); Harrington Crissey Jr., Teenagers, Graybeards and 4fs: Volume 1: The National League (Philadelphia: self-published, 1982) and Teenagers, Graybeards and 4fs: Volume 2: The American League (Philadelphia: self-published, 1982); William Kashatus, One Armed Wonder: Pete Gray, Wartime Baseball, and the American Dream (Jefferson NC: Mac- Farland and Co., 1995); Harold Seymour, Baseball, 3 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1960—1990); David Quentin Voigt, American Baseball, 3 vols. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press and University Park PA: Penn State University Press, 1966 —1983); Benjamin Rader, Baseball: A History of America's Game (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992).
5.
Robert Creamer, Baseball in '41: A Celebration of the Best Baseball Season Ever (New York: Viking, 1991); Frederick Turner, When the Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946 (New York: Henry Holt, 1996)

1. VITALIZING SPIRIT
1.
Bill Underwood, “Baseball, Too, Served during World War II, ” 50 Plus Lifestyles, September 1995, 3.
2.
“Soldiers Are Sports Minded, ” What the Soldier Thinks, January 1944, 12. This was a quarterly report published by the Special Services. The branch of the army responsible for recreational activities and monitoring the moods, tendencies, and morale of soldiers.
3.
United States Army, Special Services Companies (Bad Nauiheim, Germany:

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