In Vladivostok in 1919

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Date of Game 1919
Location Vladivostok, Russia
Description

An Allied Expeditionary Force was sent to Vladivostok, Russia at the end of World War I. And the soldiers played baseball while stationed there. Isitt, "From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19" p. 110 has a photo of a baseball team organized by Canadian soldiers in Vladivostok in 1919. See also p. 119 for a mention of baseball (and theatricals organized by Lt. (and future movie star) Raymond Massey). American solders there played baseball too. See Saul, "War and Revolution: The United States and Russia 1914-1921."

The game might have been played there 1-2 years earlier than 1919, but 1919 is the first verified year.

Sources

Isitt, "From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19" p. 110

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Vladivostok, Russia



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