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Play Ball: Walker Ranch Homestead's Vintage Base Ball Game 2022

 03/16/2023  |  06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
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Cultural History

Enjoy for the first time or relive the old fashioned vintage baseball game from fall 2022 held at Walker Ranch Homestead. Local recruits, the Walker Ranchers, played a visiting team from the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association. Fun and mostly familiar, this game follows 19th century rules. Base ball then was two words. Those watching the game are cranks, rooters, or bugs; players are ballists. A hurler pitches the ball to the behind, or catcher. No gloves or helmets are worn and a cloth ball and cloth bases are used. Listen for the players' nicknames and a bell ringing as players reach home plate. Players from both teams will share their experiences in a Q&A. Please register by March 14 so that the Zoom link can be emailed to everyone the day before the program.

Minimum Participants: 6
Maximum Participants: 100

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Sheryl Kippen
(303) 579-0405

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Peter L - STAFF

I grew up in Cleveland near a MetroPark & spent summers in the woods of Northern WI. Always been attracted to the out of doors, I discovered hiking as a teen & couldn't get enough of it. My professional interest has been in history & have worked in the museum field in curation & preservation. Mostly at two State Museums. Most of my western trips early on were in the Pacific NW. I moved here 15 years ago & have been involved with both OSMP & now POS, both as volunteer & staff.


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Sheryl K - STAFF

I’m a Colorado native; I grew up in Golden and moved to Greeley to attend UNC. I earned my undergraduate and MA degrees in history. That led me to museums, where I’ve worked for over 20 years. As of December of 2010 I’m excited to have Boulder County Parks and Open Space as my workplace. There’s fun, constant learning, and variety in being the Cultural History Program Coordinator; I get to work with amazing and talented colleagues and volunteers as we share the history of the area.


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