ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) — Spring is here, and the Roosters Base Ball Club of Rochester is rounding into mid-season form.
The Roosters hosted an all-Minnesota area vintage baseball spring training event Sunday afternoon, with representatives from nine different clubs in attendance.
Spectators lined the side of the RCTC Bubble to learn how baseball was played back in the 1860s.
With a unique style ball and no gloves, players put their bodies to the test, especially when a screaming liner comes at them.
Roosters Base Ball Club Captain Corky Gaskell says it’s all for the love of the game,
“It’s just great to have them down here, see them smiling, playing some baseball and having a good time. It’s been a long winter and it’s good to get the dust off a little bit. I like teaching people how the game was played. People love baseball, a lot of people who love baseball have no idea how the game was played back in 1860, so I love teaching that part of it.”
The Roosters have been around since 1997. They’ve put a lot of research into how the game was originally played, so they can portray it as accurately as possible.