Doctor Arlie Pond was pitching for the Baltimore Orioles of the National League
during the late-1890s when the Spanish-American War started. He had won 16
games for the pennant winning Orioles during 1896 and had won 18 games in
1897, but at the start of hostilities he entered the Army, and joined a medical unit.
He was first sent to Cuba and later to the Philippines. After the War when the
Philippines Insurrection started, Arlie Pond left active duty and stayed in the
Philippines and devoted the rest of his life to combating disease.