Vintage Base Ball Weekend
Saturday, June 02, 2012 - Sunday, June 03, 2012 10 am–5 pm Saturday, 11 am–5 pm Sunday (game time both days is 1:30 pm)
Celebrate a weekend of America's favorite pastime and enjoy an old-fashioned game of baseball (or base ball, as it was spelled in the 1860s) each day. Old World Wisconsin's Eagle Diamonds will take on the Milwaukee Cream Citys as they play vintage base ball by 1860s rules on Saturday.
On Sunday the girls of summer, from the World War II Girls Baseball Living History League, will play their brand of 1943 ball. Joining the team on Sunday will be Milwaukee Public Radio coordinating producer Stephanie Lecci. Original girls-league players will be invited as our special guests, including Joyce Westerman who will be available after the game to sign copies of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book about her life and sporting career, Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero.
Learn more about 1860s rules and the history of the Diamonds team. Admission to the museum gets you into the game for free.
Adults $16; children (5-17) $9 (children under 5 are free); students and senior citizens (65 and over) $14; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $43. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass. Car load pricing in effect during base ball events: $43 admits an entire car load (up to nine people).
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.