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19th Century Vintage Baseball Game

August 09, 2014
Venue: Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home
Address: 200 SE Fourth Street, Abilene, KS 67410
Time: Starting: 1:00 PM
Admission: Free of charge
Email: eisenhower.library@nara.gov
Phone: 785.263.6700
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The 6th annual vintage baseball game will be played on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The "Abilene IronCutters" will once again face the Wichita "Cowtown 9," donning uniforms from the 1860s. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. The game is played using baseball rules from the Victorian era, which are quite different from today's game. For instance, outfielders can catch the ball on one bounce for an out and base stealing and sliding are prohibited. "This is a fun event, recreating the game from a bygone era," states Tim Rives, Deputy Director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. "We encourage individuals and families to take advantage of this great 'Americana' experience." The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and sunscreen. RSVPs are appreciated and can be made on Facebook or by calling 785-263-6700 or 877-RING IKE. The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, 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.