Celebrating baseball's history this Memorial Day Weekend

PBR - To celebrate the relationship between baseball and the Armed Forces, the Philadelphia Baseball Review has again teamed up with Diamond Mind Baseball to put together a simulation series using former Major League players that served during wartime.

Using information from Gary Bedingfield's Baseball in Wartime blog, and with the help of some local military veterans, the Review has composed rosters that represent the Army and Navy for a simulated seven-game series beginning Saturday afternoon and running until Monday.

The Review last partnered with Diamond Mind in November to recreate the 1993 World Series between the Phillies and Blue Jays.

Rosters for the Memorial Weekend Series will be released Wednesday, along with the simulation schedule.

To keep the Philadelphia-flavor, each of the clubs will play a simulated exhibition contest on Thursday night  when Army faces the 1929 Athletics and Navy takes on the 2008 Phillies.  

All games will be simulated in various Philadelphia ballparks, including Baker Bowl, Veterans Stadium, Shibe Park and Citizens Bank Park.

Rosters, recaps and more will be posted here throughout the week.

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