History of Baseball Course to Demonstrate "Town Ball"

On Thursday, April 25, Professor Lisa Neilson's History of Baseball course will meet and engage in a demonstration of Town Ball. According to baseball-almanac.com, "Town Ball is a direct descendant of the British game of rounders. It was played in the United States as far back as the early 1800s and is considered a stepping stone toward modern baseball." Often referred to as the "Massachusetts Game," Town Ball was, some claim, more exciting than modern baseball.

The group will gather at 3:30 p.m. at the Lowell Thomas quad. Everyone is welcome to join the group as a spectator or (better still) as a participant. The rules will be announced to the group before play begins. No equipment, previous knowledge of the rules, or athletic ability is required!