Tuesday, June 17th 2014
Vintage “Base Ball” Comes to Pleasant Hill on June 17
Long Nine Baseball Team will perform at PHV Community Night
GIRARD – Come see “Base Ball,” as it was played in the 19th Century at Pleasant Hill Village’s Community Night June 17 on the front lawn of Pleasant Hill Residence.
The Springfield Long Nine will demonstrate the style of the Civil War-era game, where sportsmanship was the order of the day. Pitchers threw underhand and fielders didn’t use gloves, but balls caught on one bounce (or “bound”) were outs.
The Pleasant Hill Community Night will also feature food, drink, games and a raffle drawing for tickets to the July 18 Cardinals-Dodgers game. The event will last from 5-7:30 p.m. and the Long Nine are expected to perform about 6 p.m.
Spectators should bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch the action.
The Long Nine performs at festivals and fairs all through the summer and have long performed at Grierson Days in Jacksonville each June.
The team will perform drills, demonstrate how the game is played under Vintage Base Ball rules and answer questions from the audience.
Pleasant Hill will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, popcorn and snow cones to honor the Long Nine. The food is free of charge, although donations are welcome.
The event will also feature a speed pitch game, baseball-themed bean bag games and other activities for participants of all ages.
Since 1905, Pleasant Hill Village has provided excellent care on a non-profit basis in the area. Pleasant Hill Healthcare is a skilled nursing facility providing 24-hour care, including a secured Alzheimer’s and Dementia unit. Pleasant Hill Residence, an independent living facility, offers 48 apartments of varying sizes and will soon offer assisted living room as well.
For more information about the event, or about Pleasant Hill Village, contact Development Director Darrin Burnett at 217-627-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Long Nine, please visit their Web site at springfieldlongnine.com