2018-06-07 / Neighbors

Vintage Base Ball game is June 10

The Brick Store Museum will present its second annual Vintage Base Ball Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, with special events surrounding 1860s base ball.

The weekend will culminate in a Vintage Base Ball game played between the Dirigo Base Ball Club of Maine and the New Hampshire Granite at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. The game will be played at Kennebunk’s Parsons Field, at the corner of Dane and Park streets.

There is no admission charge for children younger than 16.

“Making history come alive is our job,” Executive Director Cynthia Walker said. “Now, mix history with baseball and we have quite the event. It’s something that’s touched all of our lives. We hope visitors will take a trip back in time with us to the 1860s, when baseball was just starting.”

On Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants can explore the Brick Store Museum’s 1860s Day, featuring the 3rd Maine Regiment reenactors, who will share experiences about camp life, medical history, and 1860s fashion. Also included in the day is a pop-up baseball exhibit with a complimentary beer (or soda) from Shipyard Brewing and baseball snacks.

Visitors will also hear more about the rules they’ll see at Sunday’s game, which are vastly different from the rules we watch in Major League Baseball today.

Sunday, June 10 will feature the big game. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Kennebunk’s Parsons Field, participants are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the game, during which the teams will play by 1860s rules (no gloves or helmets, for starters). A concession stand will be on site; plus 50/50 raffles and giveaways.

The Vintage Base Ball Weekend is sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank, Port & Shore Realty, Huston & Company, Tracey Bricker/State Farm Insurance, Deering Lumber, Huston & Company, Redfin and Hannaford.

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