Historic baseball game takes place Sunday

August 15, 2013

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Team will be hosting players from the Chicago Salmon at Historic White Pine Village on Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m.

The teams will be playing 1860-style baseball. America’s past-time, base ball (two words back then), was a gentleman’s game back in the 1860s.

Hours of operation on Sunday are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Ludington Mariners during the past 19 years have become ambassadors for the Mason County Historical Society, Historic White Pine Village, Ludington, and all of Mason County. Playing home matches (games) at Historic White Pine Village against worthy opponents, the Ludington Mariners also travel to places throughout Michigan and several locations in Indiana and Ohio.
From the original charter members of the team to the members playing currently, it has always been an interpretation of America’s past time – base ball.

The admission price for this special event will be $11 for adults, $6 for children (6-17); 5 years old and younger are free, and $29 for an entire family (parents and children 17 and under, or grandparents and grandchildren 17 and under). To visit Historic White Pine Village, take Pere Marquette Highway south 2 miles from the airport, then west on Iris Road 1 1/2 miles, and north 1/2 mile on South Lakeshore Drive. Or if arriving from the U.S. 31 Expressway take exit 166 and follow the signs. For more information call 231-843-4808, email us at info@historicwhitepinevillage.org, or check out our web site at www.historicwhitepinevillage.org