Play ball at Genesee Country Museum

By on August 7, 2017

Top vintage baseball teams from around the Northeast will gather at the Genesee Country Village & Museum for three days of old-fashioned play in the 15th Annual National Silver Ball Tournament Friday through Sunday, August 11 to 13.

Players in vintage uniforms play baseball in Genesee Country Village & Museum’s three-day National Silver Ball Tournament as it was played 150 years ago. Provided photo

Players in vintage uniforms play baseball in Genesee Country Village & Museum’s three-day National Silver Ball Tournament as it was played 150 years ago. Provided photo

All games in the round-robin tournament are played by 1860’s rules – no gloves or protective equipment allowed.

The Championship Game begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the museum’s Silver Base Ball Park, the nation’s first recreated 19th-century baseball park.

Participating teams hail from Ohio, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Maine and Ontario, Canada, along with teams from the museum’s vintage baseball program, introduced in 2001.

The museum’s two ladies’ teams – Brooks Grove Belles and Priscilla Porter’s ladies clubs – will play an exhibition match on Sunday.

Half-price admission ($9 adults, $5 youth, $7.50 seniors and students with ID) will be in effect during the tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

For further information, visit www.gcv.org or call 294-8218.

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