Civil War Era Baseball Comes To Engel Stadium

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Updated: 6/16/2014 2:01 am
      "Welcome to 1864"
       "We play 1864 baseball so we play baseball as the rules were written in 1864."
       "One of the things that makes it different, we like to line up on the field before and after the game and introduce the players to the fans. We like to give a little of back ground on the history of the rules."
       "The game is simpler at that time. There's no gloves we play bare handed."
       "There are a few variations that make it exciting for the fans. "
       "Hooligan's at the line"!
       "This is a great part-time past time for us folks who like this."
       "We have period uniforms that we wear. We try and bring a period attitude, meaning we try to play a gentleman's game on the field."
       "That runner was out! Thank you"
       "We try to avoid arguing calls and over-competitive attitudes on the field."
       "I have to call it at 2 outs."
       "One of the old baseball traditions is nicknames, and a lot of the guys have either earned nicknames, or been given nicknames."
       "Hound Dog to the line!"
       "Whenever there was a baseball game the whole town would come out and they would make an event of it. We aren't just playing the game there's a little bit of theatre before and after the game to sort of set the mood and set the feeling in 1864."
       "One man dead!"
       "You always see re-enactments. In these games we don't know who is going to win or lose."
       "Congratulations to these guys! HUZZAH!!"
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