Details for PLAY BASE BALL THE WAY THEY DID BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR

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No cleats, no gloves, no showing off. Vintage base ball practice and recruiting events monthly at Bender Field No. 4, address 8700 Bender Road, Lynden. Base ball in 1860 was a gentleman’s game. It was civilized, leisurely, fun. Although competitive, base ball was a game of sportsmanship. Base ball was a game of fielding. The batter was out when a ball was caught on the fly or on one bounce, or when the batter swung and missed three times. The pitcher delivered the ball underhand. Balls and strikes were not called. Foul balls were not considered strikes. Also, base ball in 1860 was two words. For more information, call 928-300-0522, email bch.cameraeye@gmail.com, or visit Facebook: Whatcom Bay Stars or PNW Vintage Base Ball Association. Come play. Come watch. Come all.

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