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Atta Boy, John

Robert Ripley, Boston Globe

Anglo-American Baseball Project, Inc.

Anglo-American Baseball Project, Inc.

The Army-Navy baseball match at Stamford Bridge on the Fourth of July, 1918, was immensely important to solidifying the new Anglo-American alliance—the “special relationship” that would endure on through World War II and many conflicts since.

“If Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, it may be that it will be said hereafter, in the same symbolic sense, that the Great War was won on the baseball ground at Chelsea.” — Illustrated London News

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  • Title: Atta Boy, John
  • Creator: Robert Ripley, Boston Globe
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