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.
September 18, 2015
June 8, 2015
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.”