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1867 Baseball game

At Fort Vancouver, WA there is an interesting re-creation of an 1867 baseball game. It is based on an documented game between the Portland Baseball Club and the Vancouver Occidentals. Teams are in full authentic uniforms, and many spectators are also in period costumes.

The game itself is played in accordance with 1867 rules. That means, no gloves, fly balls may be caught on the first bounce, pitcher throws underhand to the batter and many more differences from today’s game. Here are some images.

The timekeeper arrives

The timekeeper arrives

More arrivals

More arrivals

Fans arriving

Fans arriving

Mother and child

Mother and child

The scoreboard is set up

The scoreboard is set up

Warming up

Warming up

Team strategy session

Team strategy session

The cannon starts the game

The cannon starts the game

It's a hit!

It’s a hit!