July 6, 2012 1:20 PM

World War I Museum celebrates connection to baseball

A wool uniform in a glass case at the National World War I Museum tells the story of friendly competition at the close of a decade with far too little of it.

The World War I Museum's exhibit "World War I All-Stars: Sports & the Inter-Allied Games," shows viewers memorabilia from an Olympic-like competition among the victorious Allies at the end of World War I. Victorious soldiers from each Allied

Challenged each other in sports like basketball, baseball and swimming

A competition unique to the games was the grenade toss. According to museum spokeswoman Denise Rendina, British soldiers slung their inert grenades sideways. The Americans chucked theirs overhand like a baseball.

The Americans won the competition.

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