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Baseball in the 19th Century presented by Richard D’Ambrisi
August 2, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Richard provides hands-on displays of authentically reproduced uniforms, equipment, documents, books and other accessories used by a mid-19th century baseball player. Explore the evolution of baseball in the 1800s across America; discuss the history of the development of the sport in Maryland, the Doubleday Myth of “Who Invented Base Ball?” the 1791 Pittsfield Baseball Law, membership in a vintage baseball club and much more.
Richard “Pastime” D’Ambrisi has been involved with the vintage baseball movement for over twenty years. He is a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association, the Society for American Baseball Research, the National Association for Interpretation, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and a volunteer with the Education Department at Sports Legends at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Richard is the team historian and umpire of the Chesapeake & Potomac 1860s vintage base ball club in Maryland and has served as Chairman of the Sideline Interpretation Committee for the Vintage Base Ball Association.