Power Rankings: Deceased MLB Military Veterans

Joe DiMaggio
Joltin' Joe, an American legend, enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. His 56-game hitting streak in 1941 is possibly the most magical and captivating episode in sporting history. This little box ain't big enough for the man!
Ty Cobb
His career stats are almost completely unsurpassed. A .367 lifetime batting average and the most sought-after dentures on the planet - they sold for $7,475 at auction! Cobb served in the United States Army in 1918 during World War I.
Ted Williams
The man with the sweetest swing in the history of the game. He is an icon in the history of the game. What he did in the game can’t be described in a short brief. He is one of the best pure hitters in the history of the game and a total class act off of it. Williams served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War, respectively.
Jackie Robinson
MLB Hall of Famer; became first African American in MLB on April 15, 1947; Army 1942-1944.
Christy Mathewson
"Big Six" served alongside Ty Cobb in World War I and was a first ballot Hall of Famer in 1938 with a .664 winning percentage.
Grover Cleveland Alexander
"Ol' Pete" served in the Army during World War I and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1938.
Hank Greenberg
A two-time MVP who once hit 58 home runs, Greenberg was the first major league player to volunteer for service in the Air Force. His 45 months of service during World War II remain the longest of any major league player.
Warren Spahn
MLB Hall of Fame pitcher; sixth in MLB history in wins with 363 (tops amongst left-handers); Army 1942-1946.
Tris Speaker
Not many players can claim to have won two World Series with the Red Sox and one with the Indians. Speaker enrolled in the Navy during World War I, only two months before it was over.
Bob Feller
One of the best pitchers of his generation. Like many of his fellow players of the time, he enlisted in the military during World War II and came back and continued pitching wonderfully. Eight-time All-Star and World Series champion in 1948 with the Indians. Did I mention he tossed three no-hitters to top it off?

The Power Rankings are compiled by MyBriefs staff writers Joseph Laguerre, Franklin Lee, Graham J. Noble, Tyler Pisani and Christopher Wilson and are sponsored by Panda Express.

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