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Historical Society Talk: Bristol Base Ball

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The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society is holding its monthly meeting:  “Bristol Base Ball’s Best” with society member Kevin Faria speaking.  The meeting will be held at the Rogers Free Library, Herreshoff Community Room, 525 Hope Street.    

Kevin, a former captain of the Providence Grays vintage baseball club, will talk on 19th century Bristol baseball.  He has studied and written extensively on the early game, including an award-winning screenplay based on the first World’s Series champion and has uncovered some of the best moments and people I our town’s already impressive sports history.

Why is base ball two words in the title? Come and find out.  An 1872/1874 inscribed Bristol presentation baseball bat and memorabilia will be on display.  A replica of a 19th century baseball card game will be for sale.

Light refreshments will follow the program.There is parking behind the Library off Thames Street.

The Library is handicapped accessible.  The meeting is free and open to all.  Memberships will be available.  For more information call the Society at 253-7223. 

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