1864 baseball at Long Branch

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Posted: May 7, 2013

The Winchester Star

Long Branch Historic House and Farm in Millwood will host a doubleheader of vintage base ball (two words prior to the 1880s). The Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore will take on the Old Dominions of Virginia using the game’s 1864 rulebook. They will play in back-to-back games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 830 Long Branch Lane. This photo shows one of the players getting the foul tip.
A player fields and prepares to throw the pill during a vintage baseball game. The Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore will take on the Old Dominions of Virginia using the game’s 1864 rulebook Saturday at Long Branch Historic House and Farm in Millwood.

Millwood — America’s favorite pastime will embrace its roots Saturday at Long Branch Historic House and Farm in Millwood.

Baseball and history lovers alike will get a treat when the historic site…



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