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Gotham Base Ball Club of New York

Vintage Base Ball (spelled two words in the early days) is a movement to return the game to its roots. We play a gentlemanly game according to 19th Century rules wearing authentic period uniforms. The rules vary greatly depending upon the year of the baseball rule book that governs play.

The Gotham Base Ball Club of New York play games according to 1864 rules, when pitchers pitched underhanded, a foul ball was not a strike, a ball caught on one bounce was a put-out and the fielders wore no gloves.

This is basically a fun and exciting opportunity to share the transformation of the game and city with those who don't know it's roots.

Hope you enjoy the site!

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