America's game, played by 1861 rules, at Fort Trumbull State Park

The Thames Base Ball Club faces The Lyme Taverners in vintage baseball action during the season opener under the shadow of Fort Trumbull at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Saturday, May 16, 2015. The historic baseball club plays by 1861 rules, and uses 19th century-style uniforms. (Tim Cook/The Day)

New London — The Thames Base Ball Club faced The Lyme Taverners in vintage baseball action during the season opener under the shadow of Fort Trumbull at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Saturday. The historic baseball club plays by 1861 rules and uses 19th century-style uniforms.

Ted Phillips of the Thames Base Ball Club lets a pitch go by as he bats against The Lyme Taverners in vintage baseball action during the season opener at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Saturday, May 16, 2015. The historic baseball club plays by 1861 rules, and uses 19th century-style uniforms. (Tim Cook/The Day)
Ted Phillips of the Thames Base Ball Club lets a pitch go by as he bats against The Lyme Taverners in vintage baseball action during the season opener at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Saturday, May 16, 2015. The historic baseball club plays by 1861 rules, and uses 19th century-style uniforms. (Tim Cook/The Day)
Ted Phillips, pitcher for the Thames Base Ball Club, faces a batter from The Lyme Taverners in vintage baseball action during the season opener at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Saturday, May 16, 2015. The historic baseball club plays by 1861 rules and uses 19th century-style uniforms. (Tim Cook/The Day)
Ted Phillips, pitcher for the Thames Base Ball Club, faces a batter from The Lyme Taverners in vintage baseball action during the season opener at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London Saturday, May 16, 2015. The historic baseball club plays by 1861 rules and uses 19th century-style uniforms. (Tim Cook/The Day)

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