Forgive me for increasing the thread count but as we all await news on JDM, etc., but this seemed like a book you all might like, about a new book (blurb excerpted below). Anne Keene, the author, found her dad's scrapbook though she'd never heard the story of his brush with baseball's greats, and after some research, wrote The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team Who Helped Win World War II. Mods, please move as appropriate. "Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene's father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time" Details here https://www.annerkeene.com/work Full disclosure - my wife is FB (but not real) friends with the author's sister, and while she was telling me this story last night, I immediately thought it sounded like a SoSH thread. Hope I am not violating any protocols by sharing it.