13. Hank Greenberg
One of the biggest sluggers in baseball history, ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ was the first Jewish superstar in American team sports. A proper power hitter, he was the first player to hit 25 or more home runs in a season in each league. He spent twelve of his thirteen seasons playing for the Detroit Tigers, before finishing up his career in Pittsburgh.
Greenberg was originally considered for limited duty in 1940 because of his flat feet, but was later deemed fit for military service. At the age of 28, the military discharged him, but in 1942 he rejoined the Air Corps. After the war ended in 1945, he’d return to baseball and continue his Hall-of-Fame baseball career.