“On the long road to recovery…”

Here’s an update on Ted’s road to recovery. Great to see that he’s working hard and making excellent progress.

On the long road to recovery, Ted Phillips is not giving up” – Steve Fagan (The Day – Dec. 29, 2018)

Muzzy Field hosts a vintage All-Star baseball game

All-Stars group photo at Muzzy Field

BRISTOL – Visitors to Muzzy Field Sunday discovered a marked difference between today’s baseball and the game played in 1864: etiquette.

Notable vintage baseball players from across the Northeast congregated at the park for the first-ever Historic Baseball All-Star event, a demonstration and commemoration planned by the Bristol Historical Society…

Read more: Muzzy Field hosts a vintage All-Star baseball game – Erica Drzewiecki/Bristol Press (14 Oct 2018)

“Vintage Base Ball Combines Best Of Two Worlds”

Check out this article written about our match at Woodstock. A couple of inaccuracies found their way into it but nice press nevertheless.

Vintage Base Ball Combines Best Of Two Worlds” – Denise Coffey/Hartford Courant

Vintage baseball game to be played at Nathan Hale Homestead

Vintage baseball game to be played at Nathan Hale Homestead” – The Day

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.”

Mr. Baker (1949-2017)

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our founder and friend, Edward Baker, who passed away on October 29 after a five-year battle with thyroid cancer. He was featured in a video that The Day produced about our team back in 2015. Mr. Baker, who was the Executive Director of the New London County Historical Society, founded our team after the vintage base ball team that he had been playing with, the Mystic Oceanics, folded in 2004.