The Four Pillars
The Four Pillars are:
- CITIZENSHIP: The character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations and functions of a citizen: An award for good citizenship to one’s community:
Major League Baseball players serving during WWII gave clinics and played exhibition games to entertain communities around the world.
- SERVICE TO ONE’S COUNTRY: Selfless service: A service which is performed without any expectation of result or award
500+ Major League Baseball players served in the military during WWII. Hoyt Wilhelm, Yogi Berra, Nestor Chylak, Warren Spahn, Larry MacPhail and Bill Veeck received Purple Hearts for action in battle.
- SACRIFICE TO ONE’S GOALS: Giving of yourself for a better cause:
Bob Feller enlisted in the US Navy on 8 December 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He said of his greatest victory, “Winning WWII.
- LEGACY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS: Something long lasting to pass on:
37 Hall of Fame baseball players lived a life of citizenship, service and sacrifice leaving a lasting legacy for all generations to value.