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Talk: Baseball in the mid-1800s

July 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

On Tuesday, July 16, Jim Apple of the Talbot Fair Plays will speak about the old-time game of baseball — and how it was played in th e 1800s — at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester at 6pm. Prio r to the discussion, visitors can enjoy hot dogs and soda pop in observ ance of National Hot Dog Day, beginning at 5pm.

The Talbot Fair Pla ys formed in 2006, more than 140 years after the original Fair Play B ase Ball Club began play in Talbot County. This vintage club plays ac cording to the rules of 1864. Some of these rules seem peculiar to b aseball fans of 2019.

This Club is part of the Mid-Atlantic Leag ue that includes about thirty club nines extending from Providence , Rhode Island to Lewes, Delaware. These enthusiasts love the g ame enough to play this bare-handed, field ball the way that it was originally intended.

Learn about the origins of Americ a’s favorite pastime and how to become involved in its reviv ed version should you choose. This event is free, although d onations are encouraged. The Heritage Museums as located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge, Maryland. For more infor mation call 410-228-7953.

You can also see the new exhi bit about baseball at the Heritage Museums & Gardens of D orchester, which includes photos and items from Dorches ter County-area baseball teams of the past. The exhibit continues through October.


July 16, 2019
5:00 pm
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Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester