Presented by Chesterfield County Historical Society of Virginia
Come and hear this amazing story about the important role that baseball played in World War I. Alexander Barnes, Command Historian with the VA National Guard, will recount for you how baseball entertained the WW I troops and they would play wherever they could find enough room to throw the ball. It seems that the Doughboys brought the game with them to the front lines and on into the occupation of Germany. Sharing their military service, in combat and on the baseball diamond, were a number of famous professional ball players, managers, lawyers, politicians, and even an umpire. REGISTRATION – (804) 751-4946.