Athletes who served in the military

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1989: Coach Yogi Berra of the Houston Astros leans against the batters cage before an MLB (Major League Baseball) game in 1989. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)

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Yahoo! Sports would like yo salute the athletes who put their careers on hold so that they could help protect our freedom.

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