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Greenfield Village Historic Base Ball
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Greenfield Village National Base Ball Club
The Greenfield Village Nationals are based on a club from Parma, Michigan that competed in one of the earliest baseball tournaments, the World’s Base Ball Tournament, played in Detroit in 1867. While the original Nationals lost in the tournament by a score of 61 – 34, the Greenfield Village Nationals make an effort each weekend not to repeat the performance of their historical namesakes.

When the Nationals take the field against their arch-rivals the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs or other clubs from around the nation, they wear uniforms representing the late 1860s, including the bib-front smocks common at the time.



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