In towns around the country, history buffs and sports fanatics have gone old school, by donning itchy woolens, picking up big bats, and swinging for the fences.
There’s been a resurgence in vintage baseball, played using traditional uniforms and using rulebooks from 100 or more years ago, notes an article in today’s NY Times.
Just yesterday, we watched an old-time game of baseball at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, WA, just across the river from Portland, OR. Teams there are celebrating 140 yrs of base ball (the two-word original spelling) using rulebooks and clothing from the 1860s.
Seven balls for a walk? Fouls aren’t strikes? No gloves in the outfield? It’s an interesting slice of history and pure American summertime fun.