Wednesday, December 7, 2016

These Three Played Big League Ball Before Pearl Harbor Day

As we pause to remember the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing, it is worthwhile noting that there are only three men living who were active major league players at the time. Hence, there are only three men left who played before World War II, which some call the "Golden Age" of baseball.

They are
Fred Caligiuri of the Philadelphia A's
Chuck Stevens of the St. Louis Browns (and benefactor of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society)
Bobby Doerr of the Boston Red Sox (Hall of Famer too).

Unsurprisingly, these three men are (in reverse order) the three oldest living Major League baseball players.

All three served in World War II.
Bobby Doerr
Chuck Stevens