Thinking of Rube Marquard on Opening Day 2016

Brooklyn was in Chicago playing the Cubs when he enlisted in the Navy. He pitched later that day. Note that he entered the Navy three weeks after the season began. A Note: All sites I have seen list his birth year as 1886. However, all of his official paper work–military papers, census records–say 1889.

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