Matt, the esteemed BaseballGB editor, has kindly promoted the Cobbette feature to get a permanent berth in the sidebar down the right of the site. To repay his (misplaced?) faith in my ability to make this into a more regular “regular feature”, I thought I better put together a new one quickly, to avoid him changing his mind within the “cooling off period”.Â I’ve even gone as far as making this one relevant to his native East Anglia.
The first post-promotion Cobbette is historical only in the sense that it is not the present or the future. At a mere 18 years old, this anecdote just got its A-level results, and it involves someone who has posted a comment on BaseballGB. In comment #7 here, George Kurtzer refers to a game in which his “local BBF team lost by a measly 3-2 score” to the GB national team. What George didn’t mention about that afternoon game in 1992 is what happened during the morning.
The anecdote is taken verbatim from the GB year-by-year history:
“Back at the start of the season, on 18 April, GreatÂ Britain played against the Bury Saints (from Bury StÂ Edmunds) in Peterborough, winning a close contestÂ 3âˆ’2. Of note, Saints catcher George Kurtzer, anÂ American stationed at RAF Lakenheath, got marriedÂ that morning (in his baseball uniform) before playingÂ the game in the afternoon.”
If you have an interesting history snippet to share with a link to Britain then please send a message to Joe Gray through the Get in contact page.