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The Stevens-Frisbie house will be open each weekend for June, July & August.  Days alternate from weekend to weekend.  Please visit our Visit & Contact page for details. 

Baseball Tournament


On Saturday, July 12, the Cromwell Historical Society will host the Wethersfield Red Onions and the Thames River Baseball Club for an epic double header of Civil War era baseball games!   Following the rules set down in 1860, the gentlemen will play two matches and provide demonstrations during the game break.  According to the rules, matches are to be conducted according to the highest standards of sportsmanship, gentlemanly behavior, courtesy and respect for others. There is to be no swearing, spitting, scratching, consumption of alcohol, chewing of tobacco, or wagering.  The gentlemen shall forbear from commenting on the umpire's judgment, receiving it in entire silence.  Notable differences between modern baseball and that of the 1860’s include the fact that batted balls that are caught on one hop off the ground or on the fly, fair or foul, are out!  The gentlemen do not wear gloves or any other protective equipment and all pitching is done underhand. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014 starting at 11:00 AM
Pierson Park
5 West Street in Cromwell, CT
Free Admission,   Concessions available

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