Vintage[pre1900]baseball to be shown on ESPN Classic...see how the game USED to be played:
posted by NYSSoftballBlue to baseball at 05:00 PM - 6 comments
More information, including rules of note:
Rule 50: The Batsman on taking his position, must call for a "High Ball," a "Low Ball," or a "High or Low Ball," and the Umpire shall notify the Pitcher to deliver the ball as requested; such a call shall not be changed after the first ball delivered.
posted by kirkaracha at 05:37 PM on July 01
I would love to play in one of those leagues. Here's an earlier thread on vintage baseball. Thanks for posting this. I can have someone tape it for me.
posted by jasonspaceman at 10:04 PM on July 01
I just checked and they are playing this Saturday! Maybe I can talk the wife into going with me.
posted by jasonspaceman at 10:14 PM on July 01
And here I thought they'd found some footage or something. That would have been real cool, if historically impossible.
posted by chicobangs at 11:07 AM on July 02
That sounds super cool. I guess they'd be playing in retro jerseys then. But if they are using the old jerseys and playing with the old rules it wouldn't be so much retro as it would be thentro.
posted by gspm at 12:03 PM on July 02
I watched a little of this game. It was fun to see -- players couldn't catch anything with their tiny hand-sized gloves. I couldn't figure out how balls and strikes were being called without an umpire behind the plate.
posted by rcade at 02:21 PM on July 04
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