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  • Ted Williams, one of the greatest baseball players to ever take the field, lost five years of his MLB career serving in the United States Military. He enlisted immediately after earning the American League Triple Crown in 1942, eventually serving as a flight instructor in World War II and a combat pilot in Korea. On the field, Williams earned 17 trips to the All-Star Game and is still the last player to bat .400.
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