Wednesday, August 4, 2010

National Silver Ball Tournament This Weekend!

This weekend, along with our Laura Ingalls Wilder event we are also hosting the National Silver Ball Tournament. All players play by vintage 1865 rules and wear period uniforms. It's baseball like you've never seen it before! We also have the first replica 1860's ball field in the nation!! The cost of tickets covers both the Laura Ingalls Wilder event as well as the Silver Ball Tournament!  This will really be a weekend that your whole family will enjoy! 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 6-8

Teams from across the East, Northeast, Midwest and Canada clash during this eighth  annual National Silver Ball Tournament, featuring 23 vintage base ball games over three days.The matches will be played round robin style on three fields, including the museum’s Silver Base Ball Park — the first replica 1800s base ball park in the nation.
All teams play according to 1865 rules.

In addition, the museum's own Brooks Grove Belles and Miss Porter's Ladies Base Ball Club will play an exhibition game Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The game will be played on the Great Meadow.
Beginning Friday at 3:30 p.m., the teams will play continuously, with the championship game at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  

Games begin on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. 
 The teams scheduled to appear include:

Brooks Grove Belles, Mumford, NY
Cleveland Blues BBC, Cleveland, Ohio
Flemington Neshanock BBC, Flemington, NJ
Flower City BBC, Mumford, NY
Kent BBC,   Grand Rapids, MI
Knickerbockers BBC, Mumford, NY
Live Oak BBC, Mumford, NY
Meddowe BBC, Springfield, MA
Melrose Pondfeilders BBC, Melrose, MA
Miss Porter’s Ladies BBC, Mumford, NY
Rochesters BBC, Mumford, NY
Talbot Fair Play BBC, Talbot, MD
Woodstock Actives BBCWoodstock, Ontario
All games are free with museum admission.
Major Event Admission rates: $16 adult; $10 youths 4-16, $13 seniors 62+ or students with ID, children under 3 admitted free.

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