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August 8, 2016

West Middletown Photography and “America’s National Game”

Take a look at some photographs from the beginning of the 20th century in West Middletown, Pa., including images of “America’s National Game” - baseball.

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September 18, 2015

A “Great Base Ball Tournament”

The long-forgotten “Great Base Ball Tournament” played Sept. 18 and 19, 1865 marked the first time an out-of-town club visited the area, the first time a bleacher structure was built for fan seating locally, and likely the first time fans were charged admission to see a game.

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June 8, 2015

Vintage Base Ball at Meadowcroft

Many Vintage Base Ball clubs play according the rules of 1860, adopted by the National Association of Base-Ball Players in New York on March 14, 1860. This was a time before the common use of gloves, when players were referred to as “ballists” and a batter was a “striker.”

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