Trucks missed nearly two seasons for military service in World War II. He was released from the Navy less than two weeks prior the 1945 World Series vs the Chicago Cubs. MLB waived the rule of a player having to be a part of the roster prior to September 1 in order to be eligible to play in the post season. Trucks started and won Game 2 for the Tigers. He was the only one person in MLB history until Chris Carpenter in 2012 to win a post season game without winning one during the regular season.
On a personal level and for you music lovers, one other fact about Trucks is that he the uncle of Butch Trucks, one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers and his grand nephew is Derek Trucks of the Derek Trucks Band.