AABP assisted UK baseball historian Andrew Taylor and the Folkestone Town Council in offering a Great War commemorative game in southeast England on Father’s Day 2019. A Canadian Forces team met the Kent Buccaneers Baseball Travel Team at Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone, Kent. Learn more about the Folkestone Great War Baseball Game on the Facebook page.
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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