Come on, Spring ...

Jim Leeke — AABP

It’s been gratifying over these past few months to see the enthusiasm for Great War baseball. It’s not only here in the United States, but in the UK, Canada and Europe, too. We’ve heard from history and baseball fans from all over, especially through our Twitter account.

Our plans for the AABP Fourth of July “baseball match” in 2018 are progressing. We expect to make announcements soon about the two teams that will play at Farnham Park outside London. Many people are working hard on both sides of the Atlantic to make the game a reality.

We also know of two other programs planning to stage World War I baseball games here in America. We’re in touch with the organizers, and will pass along news as these events develop. Each should generate a good deal of excitement.

Meanwhile, spring training is almost here. And don't forget the World Baseball Classic!