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Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free


Earl "Fritz" Guessford


Date and Place of Birth: circa 1909 Halfway, Maryland
Date and Place of Death: August 27, 1944 France
Baseball Experience: Semi-Pro
Position: Unknown
Rank: Private
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

Earl M "Fritz" Guessford was born around 1909 at Halfway, Maryland. He played semi-pro baseball with the Williamsport Wildcats of the Washington County League before the war.


He entered military service on October 23, 1943 and trained at Camp Croft, South Carolina. Private Guesfford went overseas in April 1944 and was killed in action in France on August 27, 1944.


Added September 17, 2008.


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