The Decatur Commodores were a Class B baseball team in the Triple-I League which was based out of Decatur, Illinois. Over the years, several teams sported the name, being in existence from 1901-1909, 1912-1915, 1922-1932, 1935, and 1937-1942. Most of the 1937-42 team were composed of 17-year-olds who were too young to draft.
The Decatur Commodores had just completed a game against the Madison Blues in 1942 when their train was attacked by the Race. Second baseman Bobby Fiore was kidnapped by the Race. Manager Mutt Daniels and outfielder Sam Yeager joined the US Army. Yeager went on to become the USA's foremost authority on the Race.
Position in the Decatur Commodores at the time of the Race invasion: