Saturday, August 11, 2012

Vintage Baseball




On Saturdays in the summer, a small group of vintage baseball aficionados gathers at a field in Colt Park in Hartford.  They play a couple of games, one with rules from 1862 and another with rules from 1865.

17 comments:

Lowell said...

A nice vintage treatment of these vintage people playing vintage baseball.

That makes me wonder if the original name of The Village People was meant to be The Vintage People?

Well, you never know!

I wonder what difference there was between the rules of 1862 and 1865? I should remember, but it's been so long ago!

Maybe you could cop one of those caps for your golf outings?

Kate said...

I always forget about the versatility and attractiveness of B& W. Perfect for this photo. Yes, I think you'd look fetching in one of those hats.

JM said...

Vintage aficionados = b&w shot. Clever, Jack! :-)

Birdman said...

Nice black and white image, Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

Really nice Jack.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great choice to use B & W for this subject. Changes in the rules of baseball in 1862 - 65? Didn't they have enough on their minds with the Civil War?

And they did not come up with the idea of designated hitter for more than 100 more years.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a great activity. Neat photo.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Sylvia K said...

What a perfect B&W capture for the day, Jack! I love it! Like slipping back in time and all with the click of a camera! Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon said...

They take their "vintage" game very seriously I see, right down to the costumes.

Randy said...

That's awesome! Nice b&w shot too.

Lois said...

How fun! I love those uniforms and the picture looks perfect in black and white.

RedPat said...

I agree with everyone - the B & W is perfect for this shot! I'm going to have to check out the old BB rules.

Kay said...

That's a new one for me. I've seen groups recreating all manner of historic things, but not sports. And 1862 vs. 1865 rules sounds pretty esoteric!

Nice action shot and the b&w is effective/

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nice use of B/W, Jack. They obviously take their sport very seriously.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great iniciative. No doubt this picture must be posted in black and white. Did you try the sepia?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally agree with all above Jack, this shot HAD to be in B&W and I know how much you love B&W haha!

Stefan Jansson said...

They look good.