The Thames Base Ball Club is a vintage base ball team. We play by the rules of 1861. We were formed in 2005, 2 years after the Mystic Oceanics vintage team folded. Edward Baker, who at that time was the president of the New London County Historical Society and a former member of the Oceanics, decided to form a new team that would be sponsored by the NLCHS. They 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.

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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