From http://www.chesterhistoricalsociety.org —
Vintage Base Ball – Played by 1857 Rules on Sept. 18
“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game—the American game.” Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Just around the corner is your chance to see ‘the American game’ played by the rules of 1857, much the same as was seen by one of America’s finest poets.
On Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m., teams representing Chester (the “Chester Squirrels”), Deep River (the “Deep River Haz Beenz”) and Essex (ICE – Ivoryton, Centerbrook, Essex – Elephants) will be meeting in a round-robin format at Devitt Field in Deep River. There is no admission charge for this family event sponsored by the Chester, Deep River and Essex Historical Societies. Rain date will be Sept. 25. Bring a chair to supplement limited ballfield seating.