Grave Story: Bill Akers (1904-1962)

Here lies Bill Akers, an infielder who became the first major-league baseball player to join the U.S. Army Air Corps. He had a 20-year career in the military, taking him through World War II and Korea. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1929-31) and Boston Braves (1932). William G. Akers was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. … Continue reading Grave Story: Bill Akers (1904-1962)

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