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USS Maine Baseball Team The American battleship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898. About three-quarters of the ship's crew perished. Only 16 sailors onboard were completely uninjured. Accusations of sabotage led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. (Evidence from modern investigations of the wreck suggests that a spontaneous internal explosion of coal near the ship's magazine likely caused the explosion--not sabotage.) Be that as it may, here is a photo of the USS Maine's baseball team. The man standing at the top left, J.H. Bloomer, was the only team member to survive the explosion.
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Added: 18th September 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-09-18 
To me, pictures such as this one tend to humanize tragedies. Casualty numbers are just statistics that are cold and impersonal. Seeing the people involved in everyday activities brings the tragedy to life.
Posted by: Old Fart on 2011-09-19 
Great stuff Lava, I didn't realize a team was on board.
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