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Little Falls Alerts Vintage Base Ball – 2021 Canal Days
August 14 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Field #3 (Back Field)
10:30 am – Bovina Dairymen vs Little Falls Alerts 12:45 pm – Bovina Dairymen vs Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) 3 pm – Mountain Athletic Club vs Little Falls Alerts
Each game will be 7 innings. 4 innings will be played under 1864 rules and 3 innings will be played under 1886 rules.
Each game also has a hard stop time of 2 hours with a 15-minute break between games.
During/between the games, there will be an explanation of the rules of the era and how they differ from modern baseball.
Notable 1864 Rules
The baseball is less tightly wound and stitched in a “lemon peel” pattern.
Pitches are thrown underhand from 45 feet.
There is no overrunning first base.
Struck balls caught on one bounce are an out.
Fielders do not wear gloves.
Notable 1886 Rules
Pitches are thrown overhand.
Hitters or “strikers,” ask for a high or low strike zone.
Catching gear is minimal.
Admission to the games is free. The Little Falls Alerts are being sponsored by the Little Falls Historical Society and the Little Falls Youth and Family Center.