The Dakota County Historical Society will host a day of vintage base ball on Saturday, Aug. 19. The matches will be played at Dakota City Heritage Village located at 4008 220th Street in Farmington. The first match will begin at 10 a.m., followed by matches at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Dakota County Historical Society will create a team made up of members from communities within Dakota County. To participate in the matches, call 651-552-7548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to a team from Dakota County, the teams participating include the Northfield Silver Stars and the Red Wing Crescents.
Guests will have the chance to see base ball, spelled as two words, the way it was played in 1860. The game consisted of less than 40 rules. From ball players in the field without a glove, to catching the ball off one bounce for an out, spectators will see how the game has evolved.
Food and a silent auction will be available during the event. The silent auction will include prize packages from the Minnesota Twins, the Miesville Mudhens, and much more.
Founded in 1939, The Dakota County Historical Society, preserves, interprets and promotes the history of Dakota County.