The Washington Senators would feature 6 knucleballers on their pitching rotation... so they had one bit of luck in that, no one would have to "air it out" in the cold weather. Most knuckleball pitchers throw very slowly, so the risk of pulled muscles from cold arms was less than usual. The Senators also welcomed Bert Sheppard to camp at the University of Maryland. Sheppard had come home from the war early due to his plane being shot down and lost his leg in the plane crash. While he didn't make the team out of camp, he was brought up to
start a single game that August. In front of a proud and cheerful crowd, Sheppard would pitch 5+ innings allowing only a single run, as War Veterans around the country applauded his amazing and heroic efforts.