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A WWII hero with one leg wanted to pitch in the MLB. In 1945, he got his chance.

A WWII hero with one leg wanted to pitch in the MLB. In 1945, he got his chance. thumbnail

Bert Shepard’s debut for the Washington Senators capped a remarkable tale of perseverance that began when his P-38 Lightning fighter was shot down in Germany on May 21, 1944.

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