BREAKING NEWS: AABP is involved in planning a Great War baseball game for southeastern England in Spring 2019. We’ll post details here as soon as they’re available. Check back soon!
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Tennessee State Parks played a WWI baseball game Saturday, August 18, 2018, 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.
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The U.S. Naval War College marked the centennial of a WWI baseball game in London with ceremonies before a New England Collegiate Baseball League game played July 4, 2018, at historic Cardines Field in Newport, Rhode Island. 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.
Photo: Bo Wriston