Monday, June 28, 2010

On Vintage Base Ball


The players of the Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club of Augusta -- or ballists, as
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.
Anyone who hasn't seen the old Conan O'Brien skit on old-time ballists can check it out here.

- John C.L. Morgan

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