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Vintage “base ball” game on the Statehouse Lawn

June 11 @ 5:30 pm

vintage “base ball”

For the ninth consecutive year, the West Lawn (High Street) of the Ohio Statehouse will host vintage “base ball” (historically two words), as members of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly (OGA) take on the Ohio Village Muffins Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Reminiscent of barnstorming tours of yesteryear, the “epic struggle” begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The two teams will be fighting for bragging rights and the all-important symbol of victory, the Richard Schuricht Memorial Cup. Prior to the game, the Statehouse’s 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will provide a cannon firing demonstration and discussion of leisure activities Civil War soldiers would have used to pass the time spent in camp.

Using vintage base ball equipment, the game is scheduled for seven innings and will be governed under The Rules and Regulations of the Game of Base Ball Adopted by the National Association of Base-Ball Players, March 14, 1860. Major rule differences between vintage base ball and modern baseball are listed below.

The ball is pitched underhanded from anywhere behind the pitcher’s line.
An out is declared if:
A hit ball is caught on the fly or the first bound, including foul tips to the catcher.
A base runner overruns any base (including first) and is touched by the ball in the hands of an adversary.

Enjoy an evening downtown, as you watch the OGA Capitol Cannons host the Ohio Village Muffins in an exhibition vintage base ball game. Come early and enjoy a ball park dinner. Concessions will be provided by the Paddy Wagon food truck and Milo’s Catering.

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June 11
5:30 pm
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