On January 22, 1945, Stan Musial officially enlists in the U.S. Army. Musial will miss the entire 1945 season while serving in World War II. The St. Louis Cardinals replace Musial on the roster by recalling Red Schoendienst from the Rochester Red Wings.
July 1, 1945
Boston Braves catcher Hank Gowdy becomes the first major leaguer to enlist in the military during World War I
June 27, 1917
April 20, 1944