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Enjoy a game of catch as they did back in the day. Over a half-century before Babe Ruth's first plate appearance, the lemon ball was on the field. Softer than today's baseball, this replica of the 1800's lemon peel ball takes us back to a time when baseball was gloveless and bats were real thick.
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Historic Base Ball Games
Every Saturday & Sunday June 11 - August 21, 2016 (First pitch 1:30pm)
Base ball, the way it was meant to be played. A gentleman’s game. Gloves optional, just an action packed spectacle. Classic. The way we like it.
We think our games are as good as America’s pastime gets. We play by the rules of 1867. Gloves optional, but certainly not preferred. No designated hitters, either, or domed stadiums. We still have pitchers and batters and home runs. But this is thrill-a-minute base ball in the glorious outdoors. Our grandstand is a grassy hillside shaded by dozens of massive walnut trees. We have live, 19th-century music by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. And every so often, a Greenfield Village passenger train pulled by a 19th-century steam locomotive chugs along the perimeter of the outfield. It’s classic. This is the way we like it. Stop by a game and enter to win Detroit Tigers tickets.
Your experience includes
  • Gloves Optional, Not Preferred
  • No Big League Contracts
  • No Pitcher’s Mound
  • 1867 Rules
  • Live Music
  • Food
  • Lots of Fun
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Admission free with Greenfield Village ticket


Seniors (age 62 & up) $23.50
Adults (age 13-61) $26
Youth (age 5-12) $19.50
Children 4 & under are free.

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members

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