Vintage Baseball Game

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From: Kids Corner - South Haven

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8/3/2013
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269.208.4433
Address:
563 Monroe Blvd.
South Haven, MI 49090
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South Haven Bark Peelers vs Douglas Dutchers at 2pm. After the end of the Civil War (1865), town teams would offer challenges to each other. Back in those days for one team to travel to a neighboring town was a real effort as roads were not well developed and the main mode of transportation was horse drawn wagons. The whole philosophy of being a host team in a Base Ball game in the 1860s was completely 180 degrees from what it is today. Because it was so difficult for teams to travel to another town to play Base Ball, it was the responsibility of the host team to ensure that the visiting team was treated with great civility and friendship. Free admission.

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