Town Ball- Massachusetts Rules of Baseball


Town Ball or Massachusetts Rules of Baseball – Historic reproduction of an 1858 pamphlet offers the rules for a version of baseball which is more similar to earlier English ball games and is played on a square field as opposed to a diamond.

Printed materials reproduced in the Middlefield Printing Office at The Farmers’ Museum are carefully researched to be historically accurate for the 1845 time- period portrayed at the museum.

The printed pieces are inspired by actual examples found in the collections of the New York State Historical Associations.  Type is hand set using antique metal or wooden type and produced on the museums historic printing press.

Items are printed on 25% rag paper using a waterproof, rubber-based ink.  Broadsides can also be printed on heavier stock poster board for an additional charge.

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