Kicking off MHS’s summer programming once again is a fun, festive, family-friendly, and FREE day of 19th century baseball!
This year will feature a triple-header, a vintage ball clinic for kids, display items from the teams, and grill food provided by the SMCC Athletic Department. We hope you’ll grab some friends and come have some unique historical fun by the ocean. Come for one game, or come for all.
The teams will play three nine-inning games (60-90 minutes each). Approximate start times: Game 1, 11AM; Game 2, 12:45PM; Game 3, 2:30PM.
Starting at approximately 1PM, players will run a clinic for kids. The clinic, which will take place during the first half of Game 2, is open to any young person who wishes to participate. Kids will learn the 19th century rules, play catch, run the bases, and more. Throughout the day, team members interact with the crowd and answer questions.
Maine’s Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club and Presumpscot Base Ball Club are educational and living history organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the game of base ball as it was played during the mid-nineteenth century. The Essex Base Ball Organization, a growing league based in Newbury, Massachusetts, also plays by rules and customs of the 19th century. They wear period uniforms and play on an open field. EBBO has a well-established outreach program that focuses on education and engagement as well as playing the games.
What a great day on the field!
Third Annual Vintage Base Ball Day
Southern Maine Community College
Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106
Saturday, June 21, 2014; 11:00am – 4:00pm