On February 17, 1943, Joe DiMaggio enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces without notifying the Yankees. Reportedly, DiMaggio requested that he receive no special treatment. In spite of this, he spent most of his time in the Army playing baseball, as did many other big league stars.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: DiMaggio enlists”
Do you think Brian Cashman dreams about A-Rod enlisting without his knowledge, like, every night?
If it has ever occurred to him, I’m sure he does…