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July 27, 2018
Ninth Annual Vintage Base Ball Game
Enjoy a Victorian era base ball game at the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus.
Abilene, Kan. - Take me out to the ball game--a vintage base ball game that is. Bring your family and friends for a free, fun outing Saturday, Aug. 4, on the campus of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, 200 SE 4th, Abilene.

This marks the ninth year the Victorian era base ball game has been held in Abilene. Catch the action at 1 p.m. when the "Abilene Iron Cutters" face the "Wichita Bull Stockings" of the Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club . Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen.

The players don uniforms and use equipment similar to the 1860s era. The game is played using Victorian era rules, which are quite different from today's game. For example, no gloves are used, outfielders can catch the ball on one bounce for an out and base stealing and sliding are prohibited. Crowd participation is highly encouraged and often impacts the rulings on the field, a nd, yes, "base ball" was two words back then, too!
About the Eisenhower Presidential Library
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home , a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration . Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, please visit eisenhowerfoundation.net .

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