MLB.com: Jonathan Johnston back on the diamond

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Baseball’s long had history with the United States military.

After all, Hall of Famers who served their country include Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Hoyt Wilhelm and Jackie Robinson. And that’s just to name a few Major Leaguers with ties to the armed forces.

Yet in the 156-year history of the U.S. Naval Academy, it’s never graduated a position player who made the Major Leagues.

Read the entire article here.

Jonathan Johnston has been a leader on and off the field for the Coachella Valley Snowbirds in the early part of the season in the California Winter League.

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