publication date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (part of Round XLI)
clue: The best batter in baseball might have been better if Uncle Sam hadn't needed him twice.
explanation: Williams held the record for the highest batting average of players with at least 500 home runs. His legendary career was interrupted twice for military service. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, and Elaine Beckland
player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Jerry Mathis.