07/26/2014Location: Historic Parade Ground and Bandstand Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 360-816-6230
This glove-less game with wooden bats plays by very different rules--those from 1867! Bring a picnic and watch staff and volunteers recreate a match game, playing by the rules established in the 1860s. Volunteers representing the First Oregon Volunteer Infantry's team--the Sherman Base Ball Club--will be challenging the Vancouver town team--the Occidental Base Ball Club-- on the historic Parade Ground. Come and cheer for your favorite team, but beware. . . the umpire can fine the audience for "ungentlemanly" or "unladylike" behavior. Free of charge.
More info on the sport of base ball in the 1860s at Fort Vancouver:"The National Game is Decidedly on the Fly."