This Day In History: 2000-06-01

June 1, 1917: Boston Braves catcher Hank Gowdy becomes the first MLB player to enlist in the military for World War I; Gowdy, who spent 13 seasons in Boston spanning World War I, saw considerable action with the 42nd Division in France and re-enlisted for World War II, rising to the rank of Major with the U.S. Army.

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