10. Jerry Coleman
The only professional baseball player to see combat in both World War II and the Korean War, Jerry Coleman is famed for the immortal line, “Your country is bigger than baseball.” The Yankees star still managed to win the World Series four times, despite spending so much time overseas on active duty.
Coleman won two Distinguished Flying Crosses during his time as an aviator in the Marine Corps, flying 120 combat missions. Finally, he retired from the army as a lieutenant colonel. The San Jose native entered the Baseball Hall-of-Fame in 2005 and is immortalized for his achievements.