"Well struck, Sir"
"Two hands down"
"Striker to the Line"
Phrases such as these could be heard at historic League Park at East 66th and Lexington in Cleveland on Saturday, September 11th as the Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club played the Crossing Rails of Alliance.
The teams play by 1860 baseball rules such as:
The Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club is a Vintage Base Ball Club patterned after the Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club of the National League.
Vintage Base Ball is a league that plays ball according to rules of the game in the 1860's. Teams play in uniforms and use equipment from the time period.
Watch as Arbiter (umpire) Andy "Iron Horse" Dobrovic explains some of the differences in the Vintage and Modern game of baseball.