What is Historic Baseball?
Historic baseball at Old World Wisconsin is the re-creation of the styles, speech, rules and terminology of the 1870s game. It’s not only a competitive game, but also a re-enactment of baseball life in early America.
The Old World Wisconsin team, the Eagle Diamonds, is based on the Waukesha Diamonds team, which organized in 1868 and played through the 1870s. Competing in well-documents uniforms inspired by those the team wore in an original 1874 Waukesha Diamonds photograph, the players use the exact same rules of that era. With its unkempt field, underhand pitching and no gloves, the scores can be extremely high!