With the Fourth of July weekend in mind, I want to honor the men and women that have served to protect our country. In doing so I want to mix my favorite past-time with this honor. First of all I want to honor my own dad that served in WWII. Like myself my dad Marvin “Mac” McBrayer loved baseball. He grew up playing football and baseball in the dry dusty fields of west Texas. My dad was a Texan that grew to love St.Louis. This is where he made his home after WWII. This is where my mom is from. To make a long story short he loved the St.Louis Cardinals. He use to tell me stories about how him and his unit that was stationed in England would take broken broom sticks and old cork balls to play baseball. He loved Cardinal Ball and that was passed down to me and now my son Gabriel.
To honor the Cardinal players of the past that served our country I had developed a list of players that put their careers on hold to serve our country.
Ken Boyer-Korean War
Honorable Mention: Ted Simmons-Red Schoendienst-Al Habrosky-Enos Slaughter-Harry Walker-Terry Moore-Ernie White-Frank Crespi. I know there are a lot more to mention but I am not able to fit them in.
God Bless Our Troops that are still serving.