Military Ephemera from Other Sports
Clearly, Chevrons and Diamonds focuses on baseball militaria and the artifacts from the national pastime as it was played within the ranks of the armed forces. In addition, our collection includes personal pieces from players who served in the armed forces before, during or after their baseball careers. Our colleagues and readers often ask if our collection contains pieces from other sports or if we pursue anything outside of the foul lines. While baseball is our focus it is inevitable that unrelated sports artifacts do wind up in our collection.
Below is a small list of vintage ephemera related to other armed forces athletics endeavors that our readers might enjoy. These treasures came to us, included within groups of baseball items.
Scorecards and Programs
|Football||Manila Bowl||Army (11th Airborne) vs Navy||Rizal Stadium|
|Football||USAAF vs Army |
|Manila Bears vs Nichols and Nelson Fields||Rizal Stadium|
|Football||Army vs Navy||Navy vs Army Air Forces||Furlong Field, CHA Pearl Harbor, T.H.||Oct. 14, 1945|
|Football||All-Stars vs Bears||Service All- Stars vs Hollywood Bears||Gilmore Stadium|
|Jan. 20, 1946|
|Basketball||78th Div vs 3rd Inf. Rgmt.||78th Infantry Division vs 3rd Infantry Regiment||Berlin, Germany||Jan. 4-5, 1946|