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.
Lt. Jonathan Johnston, however, is trying to break that mold, even if he knows it won't be easy.