Johnny Podres

Johnny Podres

Drafted into the military a few months after being the hero of the 1955 World Series, Johnny Podres was allowed to pitch semipro ball in 1956. His team, however, failed to qualify for the Global World Series. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY, COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.)

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