From SABR member Sean Forman at Baseball-Reference.com on March 8, 2012:
The data isn’t 100% complete, but thanks to our relationship with the Society for American Baseball Research, we’ve added a substantial amount of information about players who were out of organized baseball for a year or more. This will show up on the major league batting and pitching tables for the affected players. Around 1100 player pages are affected by this change. Please let us know about any errors or omissions you find and we’ll fill in as many of the missing details as we can.
Read the full article here: http://www.sports-reference.com/blog/2012/03/military-service-now-listed-on-b-r-player-pages/
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Originally published: March 8, 2012. Last Updated: March 8, 2012.