Reportedly, he was so popular in the '40s that charging Japanese troops yelled, "To hell with Roosevelt, to hell with Babe Ruth, to hell with Roy Acuff!" Yeah, sure.
Pick some famous people you think are going to die soon. Whoever gets the most right wins.
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We can only hope that the Major Leaguers of today fully appreciate the enormous personal sacrifices made on their behalf by this courageous man and great ballplayer.
(d) January 20th, 1997