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August 3, 2019
1:00 PM
Eisenhower Presidential Library Campus Grounds
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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CANCELLED/RAINED OUT: Vintage Base Ball Game

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The August 3 Vintage Baseball game has been cancelled due to poor field conditions after heavy rain. If the game can't be rescheduled, we'll look forward to next year. This is what you can anticipate: Baseball history comes alive with help from the Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club. The Wichita Bullstockings challenge the Abilene Iron Cutters in this annual game played next to the Eisenhower Boyhood Home, a fitting location as young Ike loved baseball. Donning uniforms from the 1860s, the game is played using base ball rules from the Victorian era, which are quite different from today's game. For instance, no gloves are used, outfielders can catch the ball on one bounce for an out and base stealing and sliding are prohibited. Crowd participation is encouraged and often impacts the rulings on the field. Popcorn, peanuts and drinks will be available to purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and find a shady spot to watch the fun!