America’s favorite pastime is coming to America’s oldest short line railroad - Strasburg Rail Road. The Keystone Base Ball Club of Harrisburg is set to compete against other clubs within the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League during a special event on May 4, 2013. Between noon and 4:00 p.m., spectators travel by train to Verdant View Farm along the Strasburg Rail Road line to cheer on history’s grand old game.
The teams competitively re-enact 19th century base ball (two words back in the day), following the rules as they were in 1864. Wearing long-sleeved, white button-down shirts and trousers, the teams take to the field without gloves, catcher’s masks or batting helmets. While competitive in nature, the game promotes camaraderie, exercise and pure love of the sport.
Trains will depart hourly from the historic East Strasburg Station with an exclusive stop at Verdant View Farm during the return trip. Passengers wishing to watch the game will stroll through a small stretch of farmland to the ball field. Tickets for the game are as follows: Adults (ages 12+) $5.00 plus train ticket, children (3 – 11) $3.00 plus train ticket.
Elkton Eclipse vs. Harrisburg Keystones @ Noon
Flemington Neshanock vs. Philadelphia Athletic @Noon
Consolation Game @ 2:00 p.m.
Championship Game @ 3:00 p.m.
For more information: www.strasburgrailroad.com
Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572
This event is appropriate for: the whole family
Cost: Adults (ages 12+) $5.00 plus train ticket, children (3 – 11) $3.00 plus train ticket.