Library of Military Baseball Scorecards, Score-books and Game Programs
The goal of this library is to gather together as detailed an archive of these scarce documents from the games played by military teams. While my own collection is growing and is featured among these pieces, I am striving to capture as many artifacts as possible in order to present a workable reference for researchers and historians as well as fellow collectors. The principal focus of this archive are those pieces were printed and published for specific military baseball games however those used during the war years (WWI and WWII, specifically) for professional ballgames have many elements that align with the United States’ mission in tearing down aggression and tyranny (as may be seen in professional teams’ ephemera).
|1930 Battlefleet Group Tournament: USS Maryland vs USS California||USS Maryland vs USS California||Field 1
|March 20, 1930|
|1944 Hawaii Baseball League – Sub Base vs Army 7th Air Force||Sub Base vs Army 7th Air Force||Honolulu Stadium||June-July, 1944|
|Central Pacific Area Service League||Navy versus Major League All-Stars||Weaver Field, Submarine Base||Wednesday, April 19, 1944|
|Central Pacific Area Service League*||Aiea Hospital vs 7th Army Air Force||Furlong Field, CHA3||Friday, August 25, 1944|
|Game 4 – Baseball Championship Series||Army All-Stars vs Navy All Stars||Maui, Hi||Monday, September 25, 1944|
|Game 7 – Baseball Championship Series*||Army All-Stars vs Navy All Stars||Furlong Field, CHA3||Sunday, October 1, 1944|
|Game 10 – Baseball Championship Series||Army All-Stars vs Navy All Stars||Hoolulu Park, Hilo, Hi||Friday, October 6, 1944|
|USASTAF Major League Baseball All Stars*||314th Bomb Wing “Wingmen” vs “Flyers”||Guam||Thursday, September 07, 1944|
|Air Force General Depot No. 5 All Star Classic*||“American League” All Stars vs “National League” All Stars||Unknown||Wednesday, May 30, 1945|
|Brooklyn Dodgers vs Cherry Point Flyers July 2, 1945||Brooklyn Dodgers vs Cherry Point Flyers||Cherry Point, Marine Corps Air Station||Monday, July 2, 1945|
|Third Army – Baseball Championship Series*||Army 71st ID vs 76th ID||Nurnberg Stadium, Nurnberg, Germany||August 7, 8, 9 – 1945|
A “*” denotes item is part of the Chevrons and Diamonds private collection.
Contribute to this digital library
This library is a work in progress. As more of these pieces surface, they will be added here. If you have a military baseball scorecard, program or score book that you would be willing to share with other enthusiasts, researchers, historians and collectors, please contact us.