SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Those catching a glimpse of the noon baseball game on Cameron Field this past Saturday, might have felt like they were stepping back in time, since this game was played as it would have been played in the 1800s.
The South Orange Department of Recreation presented the 19th century baseball game which had the South Orange Villagers facing the Neshanock Base Ball Club of Flemington, in what was described as "part game, part show, part history lesson and all fun."
The competitors wore period uniforms and followed 19th century rules, which included playing bare-handed as was the custom of the time.
Cameron Field is known as the venue "where legends played," with Yankee all-stars Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Whitey Ford having played there as well as several Negro League stars including Josh Gibson of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, according to information from the south Orange Recreation Department.
All photos courtesy of Carl Patterson of CP Photo Op.