NEW in 2019
AABP is working with UK groups to offer a Great War commemorative baseball game this summer in southeast England. Please check back here soon for more details.
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The U.S. Naval War College plans a WWI baseball game in September 2019 at Cardines Field in Newport, Rhode Island. The field was named for U.S. Army Private Bernardo Cardines, Newport’s first battlefield casualty in the World War. Naval War College students have played several WWI games at the historic park. See photos of the May 10 game here.
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Tennessee State Parks played a WWI army-navy baseball game August 18, 2018, at historic Ridley-Helton Field in Knoxville. The event 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 games at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville.
Photo: Bo Wriston