The players of the Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club of Augusta -- or ballists, asAnyone who hasn't seen the old Conan O'Brien skit on old-time ballists can check it out here.
they were called in the 1860s--hefted long, narrow bats and waited their turn to
strike. "I love baseball and I love history," said Rohman, a Civil War
re-enactor. He organized the Dirigo side five years ago after researching
everything from the rules of the period, the uniforms and the terminology.
- John C.L. Morgan
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