The Thames Base Ball Club is a vintage base ball team. We play by the rules of 1861. The team was formed in 2005, 2 years after the Mystic Oceanics folded. Edward Baker, who at that time had just become the Executive Director of the New London County Historical Society and was a former member of the Oceanics, decided to form a new team that would be sponsored by the NLCHS. He considered naming the team after the Pequots, a team that played in New London in the late 1860s, but settled on Thames Base Ball Club instead.

Edward Baker in Memoriam

America’s game, played by 1861 rules, at Fort Trumbull State Park (The Day – May 16, 2015)

Of Strikers and Hands, A Bunch of Cranks, and a Good Bit of Hearty Hollering… (Ink Magazine – July 2015)

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