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Yankees to play exhibition game at West Point

Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova warms up before

Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova warms up before facing the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game. (March 8, 2012) Credit: AP

The Yankees have decided to go Army.

The team announced Wednesday that they will play an exhibition game against the Cadets March 30 at West Point's Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field.

The game will be the 22nd time that the Yankees and Army have met in an exhibition, and the first time since 1976. The Yankees have won every game against the Cadets in a series that dates back to 1927 -- when Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the rest of Murderer's Row donned the pinstripes in a game that was rained out after an inning and a half.

The game is the second of three notable games in as many days for the Yankees. They will play the Washington Nationals and former closer Rafael Soriano on March 29 in the nation's capital. A day after playing Army, the Yankees open their season against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on April 1.

Tickets for the Yankees-Army showdown will be available in late February via Army's website.

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