Replaying The Old Ball Game

Replaying The Old Ball Game” – Karin Crompton/The Day

“No gloves, no helmets, pitchers throwing underhand and no walks. You call this baseball? Actually, it’s base ball, two words. And Sunday afternoon, it came to Fort Trumbull.

The Thames Base Ball Club, sponsored by the New London County Historical Society, played its first “home” game Sunday at the fort. The team competes in the Vintage Base Ball Association, whose members play the game according to 1861 rules.”