In Azores in 1917

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Date of Game 1917
Location Azores

The Jackson Citizen Patriot, July 15, 1919 says that US sailors introduced baseball to the Azores Islands in 1918.

A photo shows the baseball team of the USS Buffalo ashore in the Azores in March 1919.  (Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph NH 94998)

Reid returned to patrolling Azorean waters on 6 September 1917. Meeting the Coast Guard cutter Manning on 8 September, she escorted her until relieved by Flusser and returned to Base No. 13 on the 9th. While in port the ship’s baseball team competed against that of Flusser on 16 September, defeating them 12-11. A week later, the destroyer tender Panther’s squad turned the tables on the Reid’s nine, besting them 8-7. (Naval History, Reid I)


The Jackson Citizen Patriot, July 15, 1919

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Azores


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