1st Outfielder Alex Burr is killed in France on his 25th birthday, the 3rd Major Leaguer to die of WW1. MLB players killed in WWI include Alex Burr, Larry Chappell (in 8 days), Eddie Grant, Ralph Sharman, and Bun Troy. World War 2 ML casualties will be Elmer Gedeon and Harry O’Neill. Bob Neighbors will be listed as Missing in Action in Korea to complete the casualty list. There will be no ML players killed in Korea.
9th Braves OF Larry Chappell, 27, dies of influenza at an army camp.