Korean War shortened their baseball careers, but no regrets

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Korean War shortened their baseball careers, but no regrets

Willie Mays, center fielder for the New York Giants, is sworn in as a private at the U.S. Army induction center at 39 Whitehall St. in New York City on May 29, 1952.  Anthony Camerano, AP

Willie Mays, center fielder for the New York Giants, is sworn in as a private at the U.S. Army induction center at 39 Whitehall St. in New York City on May 29, 1952. Anthony Camerano, AP

Whitey Ford, 24, a southpaw who helped pitch the New York Yankees to the 1950 world championship, carries a duffel bag and bats as he leaves the barracks at Fort Monmouth, N.J., Nov. 19, 1952.  AP

Whitey Ford, 24, a southpaw who helped pitch the New York Yankees to the 1950 world championship, carries a duffel bag and bats as he leaves the barracks at Fort Monmouth, N.J., Nov. 19, 1952. AP

New York Yankee infielder Jerry Coleman tries on a uniform in San Francisco Jan. 10, 1952, after being recalled for active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Coleman, a Marine fighter pilot, flew 57 missions during World War II.  AP

New York Yankee infielder Jerry Coleman tries on a uniform in San Francisco Jan. 10, 1952, after being recalled for active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Coleman, a Marine fighter pilot, flew 57 missions during World War II. AP

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