Research Papers prepared for the annual Canadian History Conference organized by the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research
2017 and 2018
Find the interactive map associated with Stephen Dame's presentations to the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research below.
A map of known sites where Canadian soldiers played organized baseball during the First and Second World Wars:
"Batted Balls and Bayonets: Baseball and the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918" by Stephen Dame can be read here
"A Second Strike: Baseball and the Canadian Forces During World War Two" by Stephen Dame can be read here
An illustrated version of the Second World War project is contained here in Google Docs:
The 2019 Stephen Dame project for the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research is available here:
First Base Among Equals Baseball and the Prime Ministers of Canada.
The 2019 project was also divided in two and published in the Society for American Baseball Research Journal:
An interesting thing came up during the publication of the above.
One of the stories in Lester Pearson's autobiography about baseball couldn't be true. I looked into it, and spoke to an 86-year-old ballplayer, Ken MacKenzie