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Old-timey baseball game sends Fort Sill back to 1880s


(–NICK–)GRAB YOUR BASEBALL BATS– BUT LEAVE THE HELMETS BEHIND.FORT SILL HOSTED ITS ANNUAL OLD-TIMEY BASEBALL GAME. THE GAME INCLUDES FACTUAL RULES, UNIFORMS AND TEAMS– PLUS ADVERTISEMENTS FROM THE ANNOUNCER THAT SOUND RIGHT OUT OF THE 18-HUNDREDS.IT ACCURATELY REPRESENTS A GAME TAKING PLACE THERE IN THE 1880’S BETWEEN A TEAM OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES CALLED TROOP L AND A TEAM OF FORT SILL SOLDIERS CALLED CANNONBALLS.AND THE OFFICIALS ARE GOING OFF A RULE BOOK. 3 SCOTT NEEL// DIRECTOR, CURATOR FORT SILL NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK AND MUSEUM”THEY CAN’T DO ANY CROUCHING WHILE THEY’RE AT BAT, UNDERHAND, THERE’S NO SLIDING, THERE’S NO SPITTING, THERE’S NO CURSING, THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE 1880’S SINCE THIS WAS A GENTLEMAN’S GAME.”NICK//GAME OFFICIALS EVEN CONDUCTED A FAKE ARREST. THE CROWD HAD A GREAT TIME EXPERIENCING WHAT THE 1880’S AT FORT SILL WAS LIKE. 3 (–NICK–)SCOTT COOK JOINS US NEXT WITH YOUR FORECAST…

David Frank

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