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Time to Remember

This website is dedicated to all baseball players who lost their lives while serving with the military.

Welcome to Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

Elmer Gedeon - Baseball - Killed in Action Eddie Grant - Baseball - Killed in WWI Harry O'Neill - Baseball - Killed in WWII Bob Neighbors - Baseball - Killed in Korea
Elmer Gedeon Eddie Grant Harry O'Neill Bob Neighbors

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

Most recent additions:
Minor league outfielder
Chet Romanowski

Minor league first baseman Franklin Edginton
Minor league infielder Dan Snell
Minor league shortsop Mernie White

Major league pitcher Charlie Frye
Minor league second baseman George Sulliman
Minor league catcher Jack Pinion
Minor league third baseman Bill McNulty

Semi-pro catcher Neal Takala
Minor league pitcher Dick Aldworth
Amateur infielder Sandy Smith
Minor league infielder Calvin Bryant
Minor league pitcher Errol Stoner
Minor league infielder Clarence Peters
Minor league first baseman Bob Williams
Minor league shortstop Lee Allen

Gary Bedingfield's Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice is dedicated to players who lost their lives in military service. Whether they were killed in action, died from wounds, illness or accident, detailed biographies of these men are included as part of the most comprehensive resource of its type on the Internet. There are currently 545 names listed on the website with 510 individual biographies available.

As the creator and editor of BaseballinWartime.com - the Internet's biggest resource for anything related to baseball and the military - I wanted to create a website that could serve as a memorial to all the ballplayers who lost their lives while in the service of their nation. Since the early 1990s, I've been gathering information on these men and it has never ceased to amaze me that their stories - until now - have been buried with the passing of time. Dating back as far as the Civil War, baseball players were serving and making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Why MLB have chosen to ignore this fact is beyond me, but now you can learn the fascinating and heart-rending stories of these brave young men who played baseball at all levels - professional, semi-professional, college, amateur and high school - and who came from all parts of the globe including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and the Philippines.

Please take a minute to scan through some of the biographies we have here. Dip into the First World War casualties from the Western Front, the Second World War losses on the battleships of the Pacific, the Communist rebelling losses of Korea and from the infested jungles of Vietnam.

Gary Bedingfield
creator, author and editor

Available Now! Baseball in Hawaii During World War II

Baseball in Hawaii During World War II by Gary BedingfieldWhile the Hawaiian Islands, a pre-war paradise that became a scene of death and destruction in December 1941, was being transformed into a vital staging post in the Pacific war, baseball played an essential role as a morale booster for thousands of servicemen and civilians. With at least a dozen future hall of famers on the rosters of Army, Navy and Marine Corps teams - including Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Stan Musial - for a few short years, the best baseball in the world was played in Hawaii. Brought to you by the author of two previous books on World War II baseball and a recognized expert on the subject for over 25 years, this is the first complete account of baseball in Hawaii between 1941 and 1945. Featuring never before seen photographs, league standings, 160 biographies and numerous personal accounts, baseball in wartime Hawaii is brought to life – every victory and every tragedy.

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Baseball in Wartime Newsletter
Baseball in Wartime Newsletter No. 56 (September 2021)


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Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice is associated with Baseball Almanac and Gary Bedingfield Training


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