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Troops get taste of spring training

Spring training for the Troops resulted in some exciting competition.
Spring training for the Troops resulted in some exciting competition.
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FOX Sports brought spring training to the Troops at US Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Germany.

FOX brought baseball to the US military personnel during Fox Sports' Spring Training to the Troops initiative.

A FOX-led contingent of MLB greats, current players, announcers and FOX Sports Girls embarked on a goodwill trip to US Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Germany, one of the Army’s premier training bases in the world.

The visit, from Feb. 5-7, included meals with the troops, visits to hospitals and schools, morning physical training and combat simulations with the soldiers.

The MLB participants also conducted a youth baseball clinic, visited schools on base and joined solders in a competitive game of Wiffle Ball.

The Wiffle Ball game — which pitted former and current MLB players such as David Justice, Heath Bell and Wade Boggs against a team comprised of FOX Sports Girls and soldiers from the 709th Military Police Battalion and the 172nd Infantry Brigade — was the marquee event of the trip.

See more from the Wiffle Ball game and the entire journey during spring training coverage on FOX’s regional sports networks.

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