Here is a great vintage press photo from July 1942 that exemplifies the sacrifice many Americans made for their country during a time of war. Cookie Lavagetto, already a 8 year Major League veteran, signed up for the Navy in the middle of his career to help train some young recruits. Here, he shows a couple of kids the ins-n-outs of an airplane motor in Alameda, CA. Five years later he resumed his Baseball life with the Blue Crew.(eBay Auction Link)

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