Alton, IL

Alton Giant Club Plays Baseball of a Bygone Era

Story by WBGZ Radio

If you've ever wondered what our National Pastime was like before it was our National Pastime, you are invited to travel back to the 1860s and witness a baseball game as it was played in that time. Jonathan Farris promotes the Alton Giant, the area vintage baseball team. Farris says the team plays a regular schedule out at Rock Springs Park on select weekends.

You are invited to find the team on Facebook for a complete list of home dates.

If you head out to watch a game, Farris notes there are no balls and strikes called. He tells the Big Z of some other rule differences in the game.

Click here for Farris' comments'

Farris notes that the club annually raises money for Backstoppers. He invites you to attend a two-day vintage baseball tournament coming May 5 and 6 to Hartford.


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