Vintage Baseball at the Ohio State Reformatory

Sunday, July 27, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ohio State Reformatory
100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, OH 44905

Mansfield's local team, the Mansfield Independents, play their home games at the Ohio State Reformatory.  Visit the team's Facebook page.

Mansfield Independents vintage baseball

What is vintage base ball?

"Vintage Base Ball is base ball (yes, it was spelled two words prior to the 1880s) played by the rules and customs of the 19th Century. Our players (sometimes called ballists) wear period reproduction uniforms, either with long trouser and shield shirt, or a later style lace shirt and knickers. They recreate the game based on rules and research of the various decades of the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The playing of vintage base ball can be seen at open-air museums, tournament re-enactments and city parks. It is played on both open grass fields and modern baseball diamonds. Spectators may consider vintage base ball to be a new sport, however, some clubs have been in existence since the 1980s. Vintage base ball is a reflection of how baseball existed at an earlier time." -excerpt taken from The Vintage Baseball Association website.

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