A Duke Homestead team (players TBA) will play Fair Play 9, a traveling vintage baseball team from Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Historic Durham Athletic Park (DAP) in a salute to vintage or old-time baseball. Tickets are $5/person at the gate (cash only) starting at 5:30. Advance tickets are available online from eventbrite.com with service charge.
Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic rules and use historic equipment. Old fashioned concessions—food and beer—will be sold. Historic music will be featured.
A similar game was played several years ago on a summer Sunday afternoon at the DAP featuring a Triangle celebrity/media team with the old-time baseball rules explained as the game progressed. It’s a fundraiser for the Duke Homestead Historic Site in Durham. Last year’s game was canceled by the pandemic.