“Vintage-Rules Baseball May Be Played At Fort Trumbull” – Karin Crompton/The Day
“A group of baseball enthusiasts hope to form a local club to play in a vintage-rules league, with Fort Trumbull as the “home” field. The team would be named after a past professional team in New London, the Pequots. Edward Baker, who played for a similar team in Mystic that disbanded last summer, said on Sunday that the team has permission to play at Fort Trumbull and would be sponsored by the New London County Historical Society.”
The New London County Historical Society will present William Ryczek speaking on “When Base Ball First Got Organized” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shaw Mansion, Bank Street.
Ryczek, a member of the Middletown Mansfields Base Ball Club, is the author of “When Johnny Came Sliding Home: The Post-Civil War Baseball Boom, 1865-1870” and “Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball’s National Association, 1871-1875.”
Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call 443-1209.
“Baseball Lecture Planned” – The Day