LSU Football History Class: World War II and the Old War Skule

December 7, 1941 transformed American society as the nation geared up for total war.

The nation, shocked by the Pearl Harbor attacks, prepared to put games to the side as part of this mobilization, but FDR’s Green Light Letter, specifically written to the baseball commissioner, urged that games should continue because “that means that they ought to have a chance for recreation and for taking their minds off their work even more than before.”


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