ABILENE — Baseball players will don uniforms from the 1860s and use equipment from the era during a game next week in Abilene.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home is sponsoring the Aug. 6 game. It will be played at Eisenhower Park, during the Central Kansas Free Fair, with rules from the Victorian era.
The rules are different from today’s game. For example, outfielders can catch the ball on one bounce for an out and base stealing and sliding are prohibited.
On the field will be the “Abilene Iron Cutters” and the “Wichita Bull Stockings” of the Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club.