Local celebrities to suit up with Spiegel Grove Squires
FREMONT – The Spiegel Grove Squires, the vintage base ball team at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, will play its first home game with local celebrities on June 11.
Admission is free.
It was in the 1860s that base ball — spelled two words back then — became an organized sport with rules of play and standards for base ball clubs.
Members of the Squires are volunteers.
They have studied and learned the methods of play used in the 1860s, including playing bare-handed.
Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th-century base ball during their matches — as games were called back then.
The Squires are sponsored by Wright Leather Works LLC.
The Hayes Presidential Library and Museums is America’s first presidential library and is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.
The facility is affiliated with the Ohio History Connection.
For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org.