On this Veterans Day…

November 11, 2017

I was flipping through the dial and chanced upon Strategic Air Command, one of the many movies aired today in honor of Veteran’s Day.

This one features Jimmy Stewart, one of my favorite actors, in the lead role of Dutch Holland, a star player for the St. Louis Cardinals who served in World War Two, reminiscent of Ted Williams. Rather than go into it all, I invite you to check out this previous entry on the topic. But this wasn’t just acting for Stewart; like Williams, he served actively during WWII as a bomber pilot. They don’t make ’em like that any more.

In addition, here’s another previous entry on books about ballplayers and war.

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