2014 World Tournament of Historic Base Ball
August 9 & 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10, 9:30am - 5pm)
Click here to download the 2014 World Tournament of Historic Base Ball program.
- Tournament Games
9:30am – 5pm • Walnut Grove #1 and #2 & Hawthorne Glade
See historic base ball games throughout the day.
- DON'T MISS! Base Ball Artifacts
9:30am – 5pm • Luther Burbank Birthplace
Come see the actual championship trophy bat awarded to the Unknowns from Jackson, Michigan—winners of the first-class
division at the World’s Base Ball Tournament in Detroit—and an original copy of Haney’s Base Ball Book of Reference for
1867 by Henry Chadwick. These and other base ball artifacts
from the collections of The Henry Ford are on display.
- 1867 Base Ball Skill Test
10am – 5pm • Village Green
Try your hand at pitching and see how fast you can run the bases.
- Laura’s Little Town
11:15am • 12pm • 1:15pm • 2:45pm • Near Scotch Settlement School
Meet young Laura Ingalls before she became a teacher in this 15-minute show celebrating Little Town on the Prairie.
- Irving Berlin Medley
1pm & 3:30pm • Near Scotch Settlement School
A 15-minute music medley celebrating a musical innovator.
- Simply Gershwin
11:45am • 2pm • 3:15pm • Town Hall
Celebrate George Gershwin in this lively, 30-minute music, comedy and dance revue.
- Model T Medley
11:45am • 2:30pm • Near Scotch Settlement School
A 10-minute music medley with a dash of Model T humor.
11am – 4pm • Village Green
Learn and play another early stick-and-ball game— cricket—with expert Tom Melville.
- Players’ Skills Competition
1:30pm – 2:30pm • Walnut Grove #1 and #2
Come see the most accurate thrower, the fastest runner and the farthest thrower from among the tournament clubs.
- Championship Game (Sunday only)
2:30pm • Walnut Grove #1
- Awards Ceremony
(Immediately following the championship game)
Walnut Grove #1
A $300 cash prize will be awarded to the champion club, and a bag of peanuts will go to the club with the least number of victories, just as in the 1867 World Tournament!
Pottery prizes handcrafted by the artisans of Liberty Craftworks in Greenfield Village.