When he was 21 years old, after only two starts in the big leagues, Warren Spahn enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve his country in World War II. He spent close to four years in the Army, and he had several harrowing experiences.
In this video, the Hall of Fame pitcher discusses a few incidents from his career as a soldier.
Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.