History & Tourism, Sports

Let’s Root For The Mansfield Independents This Summer

20 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The summer of base ball has begun in earnest around these parts.

That’s “base ball,” not baseball, mind you, which is how nineteenth century Americans referred to what was then a new game.

The Mansfield Independents Base Ball Club is playing again this summer, both in the friendly confines of the Ohio State Reformatory grounds as well as on the road. More…

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History & Tourism, Sports

Let’s Root For The Mansfield Independents In The Ohio Cup

18 Aug , 2019  

One of the foremost vintage base ball festivals takes place at the end of this month, and Mansfield will be represented.

That’s “base ball,” not baseball, mind you, which is how nineteenth century Americans referred to what was then a new game.

The Mansfield Independents will be participating in the Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio Village, adjacent to the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The fun takes place on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 from 9 AM to 5 PM. More…

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