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Baseball Symposium

Convening Baseball Scholars Test Their ‘Town Ball’ Skills

Convening Baseball Scholars

Test Their ‘Town Ball’ Skills

The 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball & American Culture is underway at the Hall of Fame, and participants are engaging at this hour in the annual game of “Town Ball,” an archaic form of the National Game, in Cooper Park. At top is Peter Young, the 19th-century-style umpire, (and Cooperstown native – his mom, Pat is a volunteer at The Farmers’ Museum – and currently a math professor at St. Rose College in Albany). Below left is Tim Wiles, former of Hall of Fame director of research, who took in a few innings; he’ll be Casey at the Bat at this evening’s symposium banquet. Below right, Bill Simons, SUNY Oneonta history professor and longtime symposium participant, cranks a single toward the James Fenimore Cooper statue. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball & American Culture is underway at the Hall of Fame, and participants are engaging at this hour in the annual game of “Town Ball,” an archaic form of the National Game, in Cooper Park. At top is Peter Young, the 19th-century-style umpire, (and Cooperstown native – his mom, Pat is a volunteer at The Farmers’ Museum – and currently a math professor at St. Rose College in Albany). Below left is Tim Wiles, former of Hall of Fame director of research, now director of the Guilderland Public Library, who took in a few innings; he’ll be Casey at the Bat at this evening’s symposium banquet. Below right, Bill Simons, SUNY Oneonta history professor and longtime symposium participant, cranks a single toward the James Fenimore Cooper statue. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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