This VERY RARE DVD "Ballfield to Battlefield and Back, From FDR to JFK" Filmed in COLOR and personally narrated by George Case (6 time American League stolen base champion, (4) time American League All Star) and Mickey Vernon. (2 time American League batting champion and (7) time American League All Star.). The DVD also features more than 40 future Hall of Famer's and (4) President's of the United States "throwing out the first ball" in Washington DC.
D.C. Baseball History and The Battle of Bull Run
On the 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Bull Run I think it is important that we remember all of the brave soldiers that fought on both sides of this devastating war.
In July of 1862 the 71st New York Regiment was once again ordered to go to Washington D.C. to help guard the Nation’s Capital. This gave the Washington Nationals an opportunity for redemption on the baseball diamond.
The Nationals did get their redemption as they beat the New Yorkers 28-13 at a game that was played in Tenleytown. A big reason for the Nationals victory was because some of the best ball players of the 71st New York Regiment were killed or wounded at the Battle of Bull Run.