William C MacPhail (left), son of Larry MacPhail, president of the
Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club and Philip Willkie (center), son of
Wendell Willkie, were given the oath at New York City as candidates
for the naval reserve midshipmen school by Lieut. Comm. W. Prait Thomas.
Lee, Bill and Larry MacPhail in September 1947 in Kansas City during
the American Association playoffs between the Kansas City Blues (top
minor league team of the Yankees) vs. the Milwaukee Brewers (top minor
Braves). Bill and Lee were the Assistant General Manager and the General
Manager, respectively of the Kansas City team.
Information provided by David Raith