WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The grand old game played by 1860's rules. }}" />

   
 
 
Vintage Base Ball Takes Place In Galion

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 6/23/2014

On Sunday HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice in Galion played host to the Ohio Village Men's Muffins and Lady Diamonds Vintage Baseball teams. Both teams used rules from the 1860's. Jim Johnson of the Ohio Village Muffins says there are right around 20 vintage baseball teams in a 60-70 mile radius that play right around 60 base ball matches during a season that begins in April and ends in October.

Johnson adds that the original game of baseball was meant to be used as recreation. The game was usually played after a family picnic involving two communities many times on a Sunday. The men and women play the games in period uniforms that are researched from pictures and other documents and fabricated by a team seamstress.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Medina County man convicted of pandering child pornography has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Full Story
Image1 As shoppers prepare to take advantage of deals around Thanksgiving and into the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to remember their consumer rights. Full Story
 
Image1 Ontario Police are ready for another Black Friday and Christmas shopping season, and the heavy traffic and potential for crime they bring. Full Story
Image1 The Mansfield Noon Optimist Club gets a Washington update Wednesday from a special guest. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Congressman Gibbs Speaks To Mansfield Noon Optimist Club

Meth Lab Found In Lucas Home, Two Arrested

Friendly House receives donation from Richland Bank

Marvin Memorial Library Seeks Levy

Cleveland Browns star safety coming to Ashland

Galion senior marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Post offices closed on Thanksgiving

Two Men Charged In Attempted Prison Drug Conveyance

Dowds Elementary Students Grocery Shop For Shelby Helpline

Sugargrove Tree Farm Owner Going To White House

Shelby School Board OK's Pay Hike For Substitute Teachers

Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

Displaced Stimens Apartment Residents Receiving Donations

Famous Family Psychologist Visits Mansfield

Man arrested after burglary investigation leads to chase

High Wind WARNING

More News