As promised, Pete Belmonte's (USAFNAV here on USMF) and my book on the story of baseball during WWI is now available from the publisher (Schiffer) or Amazon etc.
Many of you here on the forum contributed photos and documents to the book and in appreciation Pete and I would like to offer a reduced rate for all USMF members interested in getting a signed copy--You can PM him or me for the details.
If you are interested in how Major League baseball players became soldiers, sailors, and Marines, or conversely how soldiers, sailors, and Marines took the game of baseball with them to their training camps and even into the front lines, we think you will enjoy the book
In 1917 there were two kinds of men in America: Professional ballplayers and men who wanted to be professional ballplayers. The game cut across all ethnic, religious and racial barriers and ultimately into every strata of American society. In the book you will find the famous and not so famous baseball players in the AEF and even an umpire or two.
Not a baseball fan? We even managed to include some unpublished or seldom seen pictures of the great AEF football teams and tell the story of the 1919 AEF Football championship.