Baseball during the Civil War, courtesy of the History of Baseball.
Did you know that during the Civil War, soldiers would play baseball to pass the time and that the war was one of the reasons the game spread and became popular? At tomorrow’s Living History of the Civil War, there will be a vintage baseball game demonstration, played with the “Massachusetts Rules,” an antecedent of what we know today as America’s favorite pastime.
Stop by the library tomorrow at 12:30 and play for an inning or two!
For a sneak peek at tomorrow’s game, watch this short documentary from Farmer’s Almanac TV: