1860s Vintage Base Ball, July 22, 2017
Yes - the vintage term is base ball - two words! Check back for the time the game will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017 and will be held on the parade ground of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
Check out the Vintage Baseball Association for the rules and more information. Thanks to the Fort Vancouver Costume Guild for the creation of the uniforms. Come to watch the game - it will take you back a step in time!
And, so that you are prepared to properly appreciate and participate in the game, here is a sample of some vintage base ball terminology:
Club Nine Team
Horsehide, onion Ball
Striker to the line Batter up
Dish Home plate
Four baser Homerun
Foul tick Foul ball
Player dead Out
Leg it Run to base
Show a little ginger Play harder
Stir your stumps Run fast/hustle
Photos courtesy of the National Park Service.