Nuremberg Stadium Baseball

16 May 19
Chevrons and Diamonds

One of the Chevrons and Diamonds projects that is presently underway centers on researching and documenting the history of one of the European Theater of Operations (ETO) World Series championship contending teams; the Blue and Grays of the 29th Infantry Division (ID). Fueled by the acquisition of an artifacts grouping from a veteran of the 29th ID’s baseball team (see: European Theater Baseball […]

20 Apr 19
The Low Stone Wall

Editor’s note: I originally wrote this story as a Memorial Day piece for The Washington Times in 2014. As flames filled his B-26 Marauder over northern France, 1st Lt. James Taaffe scrambled through the bailout checklist.The bomber had taken a direct hit from German flak under the pilot’s compartment, and flames enveloped the aircraft from […]

04 Apr 19

After reviewing A Night at the Opera, I didn’t expect to do much more with Queen, but the movie Bohemian Rhapsody presented me with a challenge I could not ignore. I am not a fan of arena rock, stadium rock, Nuremberg Rally Rock, or whatever term you prefer for the kind of music loaded with […]

01 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TV, RADIO TODAY 2 pm – PGA Golf: Honda Classic Second round from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (GOLF). 14:20 – International Soccer: Bundesliga League match – Borussia Dortmund vs. Augsburg (FOX SPORTS 2). 3 pm. – NASCAR Racing: Monster Energy Cup series from Las Vegas (FOX SPORTS 1). 4 pm – NASCAR […]

10 Sep 18
Rounders Podcast

Last week’s episode highlighted baseball’s importance to morale for American troops, from the jungles of the South Pacific to the Nazi stadium in Nuremberg, where we saw an integrated world series take place far from American baseball parks.  Over 500 major league baseball players were drafted or volunteered to join the military. Because of this […]

24 Jul 18
Chevrons and Diamonds

A few months ago, I was contacted by a college professor, Peter Dreier of Occidental College, who was seeking information, documents, data or photographs that would be beneficial to his research pertaining to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) World Series games played between the 71st Infantry Division Red Circlers and the OISE All-Stars teams […]

04 Jun 18
Chevrons and Diamonds

It seems as though it has been ages since I had the opportunity to write about baseball outside of the Pacific Theater (PTO), especially considering the continuous run of acquisitions (and missed opportunities) that have been associated with the game in this expansive area of World War II operations. Judging by what is sitting in […]

25 May 18
BASN Newsroom

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN Newsroom in May 2006.   By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus   NEW HAVEN — When it was all said and done, they chose to serve. Despite the racial inequities they received on and off the field, they chose to serve. Whether it was World War […]

21 May 18
Chevrons and Diamonds

Keeping up with an authoring and publishing schedule for two historical artifacts sites (which includes researching) as a husband, father, home-owner and while working full-time (in an unrelated career-field) is, at a minimum, a challenge for me. I will be the first to admit that I am not exactly writing material that is of value […]

20 Aug 18
Game of the People

RELIGION AND FOOTBALL. There’s lots of similarities. For many people, football has replaced religion – just take a look at the plethora of banners proclaiming that xyz United is “More than a club”, or those that urge the fans to “keep the faith”. And next time you watch a televised match, observe the substitutes going […]