Jim Leeke — AABP
You might have noticed our new Gallery page. It links to a digital collection that we created with help from Google Arts & Culture. Follow the link and you’ll find dozens of images and videos from the Fourth of July “baseball match” in London during World War I.
That historic US Army – US Navy game in 1918, of course, inspired us to found this group, the Anglo-American Baseball Project. King George V went to the game at Stamford Bridge to show his support for his American allies, and took much of the royal family with him. They might not all have understood what they were watching, but they had a marvelous time nonetheless.
“I don’t know what he did, but I’m for him!” the king’s mother, Queen Alexandra, exclaimed when a navy player slid across the plate to score. Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, we think you’ll enjoy learning about the big game, too. So, thank you, Google … and batter up!