War injury can’t stop this outfielder

Wednesday, Mar 14, 1945

Bert Shepard was minor leaguer from Indiana before the war. Now he’s got a chance at the Big Leagues even though he lost part of his right leg when he was shot down over Germany and became a Nazi prisoner of war. Back home now, he is training with the Washington Senators. The 5’11” 185 pound southpaw said, “This is the thing I dreamed about over there for months. Sure, I’m serious about playing ball, and I believe I can. ” His idol is Pete Grey, the famed one-armed outfielder.


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