Vintage baseball game to be played at Nathan Hale Homestead
COVENTRY (AP) — Two periods of American history will come together next month during an unusual baseball doubleheader in Connecticut.
The Nathan Hale Homestead is hosting the vintage baseball exhibition on June 30th.
The Bouckville Summits and the Providence Grays, two teams from the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, will play in a field at the birthplace of the Revolutionary War spy.
The rules and equipment will be authentic to those used in 1864. The balls are hand-stitched and the bats used are heavier and longer than modern ones.
Sponsors say it will be a "gentlemen's game," with cursing resulting in a 25-cent fine and an apology to the spectators.
The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1,500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest.
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