The day wartime London stopped for baseball, July 4, 1918 by Jim Leeke


On a sunny 4th of July during World War I, King George V went out to a ball game. Along with other royalty, dozens of VIPs, thousands of troops and Londoners, the monarch cheered an extraordinary "baseball match" between American soldiers and sailors. Druaing on American and British sources and game-day coverage, this full account of the "King's Game" records every play and explores the lives of several of the players.

Nine Innings for the King