Reagan Graney

Reagan Graney is an English major and Art minor at Georgetown University. She is from the historic town of Auburn, New York, the home of William H. Seward, Harriet Tubman, talking movies, and more. In exploring the magic of Auburn, Reagan has developed a deep passion for local history, and she loves uncovering stories about her favorite historical figures, nearby movie theaters, her college campus, and the sites she passes every day. Apart from history, Reagan's favorite things include baseball, the Harry Potter series, writing, and her friends and family. 

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Forrest "Lefty" Brewer, pictured here in military uniform, was a minor league baseball player and paratrooper involved in D-Day during World War II. (Photo Credit: Gary Bedingfield, "Baseball in Wartime")

Lefty Brewer's Sacrifice

Scout Joe Cambria of the Washington Senators was in Florida in the summer of 1938, seeking out new recruits for D.C.’s major league baseball team. When he watched Forrest “Lefty” Brewer pitch for the St. Augustine Saints that summer, the scout had no doubt that this was a player who could help turn around the struggling D.C. club. On June 6, 1938, Brewer threw a no hitter in the minor leagues. Exactly six years later he jumped out of a plane over Normandy, France on D-Day.