Thames Base Ball Club Announces Season Schedule

Thames Base Ball Club Announces Season Schedule

The Thames Base Ball Club will again be playing their style of 1861 Rules Base Ball this season with home games taking place at Fort Trumbull. Everyone is invited to these free exhbitions of the National Pasttime in its infancy.

So, “What’s different about 1861 rules from today?” I hear you ask. Well: In 1861 gloves have yet to be invented; in 1861 you were not allowed to overrun first base; in 1861 you could catch a fly ball on its first bounce and it would be an out — but you might not want to since runners didn’t tag up on a “bounded ball;” and a method to punish the batter for not swinging at good pitches — the called strike — had just been invented and added to the rules; but there was still no way to punish the pitcher for throwing bad pitches since “the ball” wasn’t invented until three years later.

April 22 — LYME TAVERNERS 11am
April 29 — COLUMBIA (tentative)
May 12 — @ Newtown
June 3 — @ Bristol (historic town green)
June 16 — @ Colt Meadows Invitational
July 7 — @ Columbia
July 15 — DODD STADIUM v. TBA 2pm
July 21 — NEWTOWN
July 28 — BRISTOL
August 12 — ATLANTIC BASE BALL CLUB (guys from Long Island)
August 18 — @ Red Onion (Old Wethersfield)
September 9 — @ Lyme Taverners
September 15 — @ Hartford Dark Blues (Old Wethersfield)
ALL CAPS signify home games.

Rescheduled for the 29th — Turn Back the Clock ~ NLCHS Day at Dodd Stadium Features Vintage Base Ball

Thames Base Ball Club Demonstation Fronts the CT Tigers Game

Due to Rain on the 22nd , This Event Rescheuled for

Sunday 29 August

 New London County Historical Society “Turns Back the Clock” Day at Dodd Stadium


11:35 — 1861 Rules Demonstration Base Ball Game Thames Base Ball Club v. Columbia Base Ball Club

1:05 — CT Tigers v Broklyn Cyclones

After the game — Kids get to run the bases and play catch and receive a free ball from Dick’s Sporting Goods

Free Benedict Arnold bobblehead to the first 500 ticket holders

Game Tickets $8 available at the Shaw Mansion and at the gate.

Call 860.443.1209


See you there!


Last Home Game 30 August

Last Home Game 30 August

Sunday 30 August at Fort Trumbull

The Thames Base Ball club will host the Hartford Dark Blues for their last home game of the season on Sunday 30 August. The last two weekends saw a split match with the Bristol Blues in Bristol Rhode Island, and another split match (one win, one loss) with the Columbia Nine at Fort Trumbull.


Thames Base Ball Club 2009 Schedule

Sat 25 April v Bristol in NL
Sat 2 May v Newtown in NL
Sun 31 May v Waterbury in NL
Sun 7 June v Hartford away
Sat 13 June v Bridgeport in NL
Sat 20 June v Columbia away
Sun 12 July v Waterbury away
Sat 18 Jul v Newtown away
Sat 15 Aug v Bristol away
Sat 22 Aug v Columbia in NL
Sun 30 Aug v Hartford in NL
Sun 13 Sept v Bridgeport away