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Historic Baseball Rematch

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Antioch College will host historic rematch of 1869 Red Stockings versus the Antioch Nine on the College’s Main Lawn. Yellow Springs, OH (May 28, 2019) — On Friday, May 31, at 7 PM Antioch College will once again have a baseball game on campus, if just for one night. The College will host the 1869 Red Stockings in a historic rematch with the Antioch Nine, reenacting the first professional baseball game that was rained out 150 years ago. The game is open to the public and will take place on Antioch College’s Main Lawn — the front lawn of Antioch Hall, which faces Corry St. in Yellow Springs, OH (across from Glen Helen). Arrival at 6PM, game begins at 7. The resurrection of the Antioch Nine began in the Fall of 2017 when students in Visiting Professor of Visual Arts Forest Bright’s course on contemporary collaborative practices in the arts developed a public group project where they learned to play baseball, and as the Antioch Nine, challenged local candidates for office to a game at Gaunt Park in Yellow Springs. Buoyed by a successful match, the Nine, with the help of Antioch College President Tom Manley, sent a letter to challenge the Cincinnati Red Stockings, now the Cincinnati Reds, to a rematch of the historic, rained-out first game of professional baseball. In the rematch on Friday, May 31, at 7 PM, the 1869 Red Stockings will play the Antioch Nine, which will be represented by the Champion City Reapers of Springfield, OH. Public and press are welcome to enjoy the game on Antioch College’s Main Lawn in what looks to be excellent baseball weather. More information about the 1869 Red Stockings team, the game on May 31, and upcoming games, are available on the 1869 Red Stockings website. Directions and a campus map are available at our website at antiochcollege.edu/about/directions-map. Parking is available at the Foundry Theater on Corry St. # # # About Antioch College Antioch College is a groundbreaking and progressive institution and community, dedicated to winning victories for humanity. Antioch students apply their classroom learning in the world at-large, through extended Co-op work placements with national and international organizations. Antioch teaches and lives its commitments to educational innovation, an engaged campus community, and the pursuit of social justice in all its forms. Antioch College is located in Yellow Springs, OH, in the heart of the Miami Valley. Learn more at antiochcollege.edu and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


May 31
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Antioch College
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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