Baseball was different in our great-great-great grandparents’ time. Get an idea of what the game was like waaaaay back then by checking out Vintage Baseball in Princeton.
On Saturday, the Flemington Neshanock will take on Allaire Village’s Bog Iron Boys in a competitive match that reenacts baseball as it was in the 19th century.
For starters, the boys of summer will be sporting toasty warm wool uniforms.
They’ll also be playing bare-handed (ouch) and using rules from the mid-1800s.
A brief lesson on baseball’s history and a recitation of Ernest Thayer’s epic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888” will round out the event. Spectators can take batting practice after the game.
The free event is hosted by the Historical Society of Princeton.
Saturday, Jun 27, noon to 3 p.m. – Princeton High School JV baseball field, 25 Valley Rd., Princeton, NJ.
This post is part of our South Jersey Events Listing