Earl Rapp played two seasons in the minor leagues before being drafted into the Army where he saw combat duty in North Africa, Italy and France. He participated in four invasions, including the Battle of the Bulge, and was a recipient of a Silver Star and a Purple Heart.
Rapp returned to baseball in 1946 and played for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, New York Giants, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators before becoming a scout. With Kansas City, he was responsible for signing pitcher Mark Gubicza.
SCD artist Ronnie Joyner touches on the highlights of Rapp’s career in this bio-illustration: