Baseball in the Navy


The U.S. Navy was established on October 13, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized the creation of the Continental Navy. Baseball plays an important role in the Navy, as it does in other branches of the U.S. military. In fact, baseball has been associated with the Armed Forces at least since the Civil War.

In honor of the Navy’s birthday tomorrow, I’ve posted some footage of baseball being played aboard a naval battleship in the 1930s. Checkout the footage at about 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Enjoy!

~ baseballrebecca

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3 thoughts on “Baseball in the Navy

  1. When I was a kid and we lived in California, our house was on top of a huge hill. So when we played baseball in the backyard, we decided any ball hit “out of the park” was an automatic out because that meant we had to run down the hill to chase it. I would imagine a similar rule would be in place on a navy battleship.

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