Major Stephen Reich was a top pitcher for Army’s West Point Academy on the path to a major league career when he was killed in action in Afghanistan. Reich’s professional baseball career lasted only two games for a Baltimore Orioles farm team.

A Soldiers Story: Major Stephen Reich (2015) Documentary, Short, Biography | 13min | November 2015 (Australia)
Director: Loren MendellWriters: Laura MickelsonSummary: A small town stand out athlete is called to duty for our country, while the Big League beckons. Baseball was a big dream, but it always came second place to military service. A SOLDIERS STORY is about Major Stephen Reich an incredible athlete, and American military hero who passed-up a Major League baseball career to return to active duty then tragically paid the ultimate price.
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