J. K. (Buddy) Lewis is in his first year of major league baseball, playing third base for the Washington Senators. Wade describes his life leading up to his entry into the major leagues. This article was written in 1936. Lewis would spend his entire career with the Senators and was selected for the American League All-Star Team twice. He retired in 1949. Lewis served as a pilot in World War II, flying over 340 missions and being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.