IMAGINE a version of baseball where pitching is underhanded. The bases are 90 feet. Fielders are catching line drives with their BARE HANDS! Baserunners are stealing constantly. Teams score 30+ runs with ease. This grass roots style of baseball existed in the 1860s before professional contracts - players competed for the love of the game!
THE BALL THAT STARTED IT ALL!
TODAY there are hundreds of teams that come together to play baseball under these rules - and we call this VINTAGE BASEBALL. Our baseballs have been used in games at the battlegrounds of Gettysburg, the Field of Dreams in Iowa (below), and local neighborhood parks across the country.
THE BALL is larger and heavier than a modern baseball and has a distinct "X" stitching pattern. It is known as a lemon peel or star pattern baseball and was used for the entire duration of a game in the 1860's - unlike any baseball today.
The Vintage Baseball Starter Kit includes:
- One Lemon Peel Baseball
- One full set of vintage baseball trading cards
- One Display Stand
- FREE SHIPPING!
Authentic 1860s Specifications:
∙ 9.75" ∙
∙ 5.75 oz ∙
∙ Premium Leather ∙
∙ Hand Stitched ∙