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Vintage Base Ball, July 21, 2017

Boys play vintage baseball at Fort Vancouver in costume

Yes - the vintage term is base ball - two words! Check back for the time the game will begin on July 21, 2017.

Check out the Vintage Baseball Association for the rules and more information. Thanks to the Fort Vancouver Costume Guild for the creation of the uniforms. Coming to watch the game will take you back a step in time.

And, so that you are prepared to properly appreciate and participate in the game, here is a sample of some vintage base ball terminology: 

Now

Hooray!

Team

Game

Player

Fans/spectators

Umpire

Pitcher

Catcher

Scorekeeper 

Ball

Bat

Hitter

Batter up

Home plate

Homerun

Run

Throw/pitch

Foul ball

Out

Error

Run to base

Play harder

Run fast/hustle

Then

Huzzah! 

Club Nine 

Match 

Ballist 

Cranks 

Judge 

Pitcher 

Behind

Tallykeeper

Horsehide, onion

Willow 

Striker 

Striker to the line 

Dish 

Four baser 

Aces/Tallys 

Hurl 

Foul tick 

Player dead 

Muff 

Leg it 

Show a little ginger 

Stir your stumps 

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