New York Yankees vs. Hometown Sluggers

New York Yankees vs. Hometown Sluggers (HM10UO)

Location: Highlands, NJ 07732 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 27.587', W 74° 0.181'

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Fort Hancock

On Monday, April 5, 1943, the New York Yankees played the Fort Hancock baseball team on this very field. While future Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Phil Rizzuto were serving their country in the Armed Forces, others, including Joe Gordon and Bill Dickey, played for the Yankees and helped boost the nation's morale. The Fort Hancock team was comprised of soldiers. The Yankees, led by manager Joe McCarthy, competed against some of the fort's finest athletes. Despite the best efforts of the hometown sluggers, the visiting Yankees won the game 7 to 2. The Yankees went on to win the World Series six months later. Maybe, this pre-season exhibition game at Fort Hancock made all the difference for both teams.

The only remaining artifacts from this game are the scorecard (pictured, right) and the original backstop standing before you.
HM NumberHM10UO
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Fort Hancock Walking Tour series
Marker Number38
Placed ByGateway National Recreation Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584529 N 4479267
Decimal Degrees40.45978333, -74.00301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.587', W 74° 0.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 35.22" N, 74° 0' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Magruder Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US
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