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Vintage Base Ball at the DAP

Join Duke Homestead State Historic Site at the historic Durham Athletic Park for a double-header vintage base ball game!

The iconic Durham Athletic Park has hosted baseball games since 1926 and was even featured in an iconic baseball film, but Durham’s baseball roots are even deeper. The first century of baseball was marked by racial segregation and separate leagues for black and white athletes at the DAP until the 1950s; however, Duke Homestead welcomes all people to participate and honors the struggles and achievements of the many players over the past century who brought us the Durham baseball culture we know today. The Duke Homestead team will be playing a vintage baseball team, the Wytheville Statesmen, traveling from Virginia this year! Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay, and use historic equipment. Game 1 will follow 1860 Beadles Rules and Game 2 will follow 1869 Beadles Rules.

We invite you to connect with the history of this sport, this place, and this community by enjoying a night out at the ball park.

(Postponed from 9/23)