WW2-era newsreel clip notes that baseball's two major leagues each have more than 260 men in the armed forces. View of NY Giants pitcher Bill Voiselle (#17), Boston Braves pitcher Al Javery (#18) and others who continued playing during the war. Announcer poses trivia question -- who is the all-time National League leader in home runs, walks, runs, and three other categories? Viewers given five choices to consider while clock ticks. The answer? Not Ty Cobb -- it's the New York Giants' player-manager Mel Ott, seen hitting with his distinctive kick swing and running to first base.
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