The U.S. Naval War College is planning another army-navy WWI baseball game at historic Cardines Field in Newport, Rhode Island. Check back here for further details. The war college commemorated the centennial of a WWI baseball game in London before the start of a New England Collegiate Baseball League game July 4, 2018. Cardines Field is named for U.S. Army Private Bernardo Cardines, Newport’s first battlefield casualty in the World War. An earlier WWI game there in Autumn 2017 received wide coverage.
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Tennessee State Parks played a WWI baseball game Saturday, August 18, at historic Ridley-Helton Field in Knoxville. The game was part of the annual East Tennessee History Fair. Colonel Gerald York (US Army-ret.), grandson of WWI hero Sergeant Alvin York, threw out the first pitch. The parks system also sponsored two earlier WWI army-navy baseball games in 2018 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville. The series now stands 1–1, so head to Knoxville for the tiebreaker!
Photo: Bo Wriston