Baseball in the Civil War

Apr 29, 2011

Vintage baseball takes to the field in Kenosha tomorrow, and we talk about the connection between the sport and the Civil War. Bill "Pop" House is the founder of the Delton Base Ball Club and Gary "Handlebar" Hetzel founded the Milwaukee Cream Citys. They're both vintage baseball teams, which play according to 19th Century rules. House and Hetzel will talk - and play some vintage base ball tomorrow afternoon at the Kenosha Civil War Museum. They spoke with Mitch Teich.

We hear about a famous ball game played during the Civil War in our supplemental audio section, below.