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Ty Cobb is one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. He played 23 years in the pros and set a Major League record with 4,191 career hits (which was broken by Pete Rose in 1985). He was also part of the first Hall of Fame class in 1936. But for 67 days in 1918, Cobb served in the Chemical Corps branch of the Army during World War I. He was part of a unit, along with numerous others from baseball, that prepared soldiers for chemical attacks

Text: Dante A. Ciampaglia
Photo: Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images

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