Put-in-Bay community members gathered on Sunday afternoon to witness a remarkable vintage-style baseball game featuring the home-town Mossbacks and the Ohio Village Muffins. The Ohio History Connection formed the Ohio Village Muffins in 1981 “to play base ball (historically two words) as it was played in the mid-nineteenth century.” According to the OHC, “Base ball was played in the fresh air and sunshine in a less competitive atmosphere where everyone (including the players and spectators) cheered for the good plays by both sides.”
The Muffins won the game, but the Mossbacks put on a resilient and entertaining game. Kudos to all the players for participating and making this event a special part of Put-in-Bay’s Historic Weekend.
This afternoon, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society was present to support the friendly competition and to serve freshly grilled hot dogs.
Editor’s Note: The slideshow below features sequences from game beginning to end. Click on any image to see an enlarged view!