Gettysburg, PA– 18 clubs from all over the country once again converged on Gettysburg for the 6th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival. The searing heat nor the tremendous thunderstorm that ripped through the grounds just minutes before the scheduled start of the event could not keep the hundreds and hundreds of fans away to see 37 great games of 19th century base ball.
Clubs from Maine, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington DC were there showing the public what a sporting event was like in the 1860s.
There were nail bitters and run away games but just about every club walked away with at least one win. The Columbus Capitals actually left town with 5 victories and no defeats. The Providence Grays joined them as the other undefeated club winning all 4 of their contests. Look under 2015 results for all of the scores from the weekend.
A big thank you goes out to our partners and the great people and businesses of Gettysburg who helped us bring this free event to the people of Adams County and its visitors. A big thank you goes to: Gettysburg Eddies, Destination Gettysburg, Steinwehr BID, Gettysburg Ghost Tours, the Malagees, Regimental Quartermaster, MedExpress, Ruffensperger, Marin & Finkenbind, Karen and Chris Talbot, Kristi’s Kustom Framing, Dina High & Robert Savino, Prowler Bat Company, Strawbridge Sewing Works, Donna & Al Walker, Shrine Club of Adams County, Jack Bream, O’Rorke’s Family Eatery, Hockley & O’ Donnell Insurance Agency, and so many others.