From BR Bullpen

The Cloudbusters team represented the US Navy's Pre-Flight School in Chapel Hill, NC.  In the summer of 1943, Ted Williams, Johnny Sain, Johnny Pesky, Joe Coleman, Dusty Cooke and Buddy Gremp played for the Cloudbusters team.  Their schedule of 25-30 games included games against other bases, industrial teams and also included an exhibition at Yankee Stadium against a combination of Yankees and Indians (called as the Yanklands), managed by Babe Ruth to benefit war-relief and the Red Cross.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Anne R. Keene: The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team that Helped Win World War II, Sports Publishing LLC, New York, NY, 2018. ISBN 978-1-68358-207-6
  • Anne Raugh Keene: "First, the Yankees Played the Indians. Then World War ll Took the Field", The New York Times, July 28, 2018. [1]