Two-Sport Star Died a Hero on Iwo

That’s the title of the “This Week in History” column for the week of Wednesday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 11, and it’s all about the Marine who is one of only two NFL football players and one of only two professional baseball players awarded the Medal of Honor.

Jack Lummus was an All-Southwest Conference end on the gridirion and the best centerfielder on the diamond for Baylor on the eve of the Second World War.  He played a little minor-league baseball and a full season with the football Giants before going off to fight the Japanese.

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