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In 1942, despite the United States involvement in World War II, President Roosevelt gave baseball the ‘green light’ to continue on. Roosevelt stressed the importance of more night games, allowing war time workers to catch night games at the ball park. In support of America’s efforts throughout World War II, each major league team wore the insignia of the “Hale America” campaign on their jersey. This patch is noted as the HEALTH patch which was created by the U.S Division of Physical Fitness. The Philadelphia Phillies finished last in the National League as many players traded in their baseball uniforms for military.