Instead of practicing tonight, we scrimmaged with the Connecticut College Baseball Club. The temperature was 45 degrees with wind gusts up to 25mph making it feel like 38 degrees. The last 20 minutes of the game were played in a steady light rain and there was even some brief hail at one point. CCBC jumped out to a quick lead in the top of the 1st and never relinquished it. A good time was had despite the weather.
Here’s a video by the Fox61 channel in Hartford about vintage base ball in Connecticut, featuring Pinetar from the Wethersfield Red Onions.
Hidden History: America’s pastime – Fox61/Smantha Schoenfeld
Fox61 photojournalist Mike Townsend looks at Connecticut’s baseball history in this video featuring Jeff “Pinetar” Kornhass from the Wethersfield Red Onion, Frank Rizzuto from the Hartford Dark Blues, and Doug Malan, author of “Muzzy Field: Tales from a Forgotten Ballpark“.