Fort HancockOn 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the New Jersey: Fort Hancock Walking Tour series|
|Placed By||Gateway National Recreation Area|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584529 N 4479267|
|Decimal Degrees||40.45978333, -74.00301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 27.587', W 74° 0.181'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 27' 35.22" N, 74° 0' 10.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 Magruder Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US|
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