Old Time Baseball Game to benefit the American Red Cross

For 19 years straight, the people behind the popular Oldtime Baseball Game in Cambridge have put together a celebration of our national pastime – simply because they love the game.

Each year, the charity event raises money for a worthy cause through team sponsorships and program advertising. This year, the game will benefit the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts.

The Oldtime Baseball Game is played each year at St. Peter’s Field on Sherman Street in North Cambridge. From its humble beginnings in 1994, the game has grown considerably over the years, yet has remained loyal to its mission of offering a glimpse of what it was like in the old days, when hundreds of fans would turn out to root for their “town” team in various local semipro leagues.

What makes the Oldtime Baseball Game so special is the collection of flannel uniforms that represent virtually every era in baseball history, such as the Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns and Brooklyn Dodgers. Teams from the old Negro Leagues are represented by the Kansas City Monarchs, Homestead Grays and Baltimore Elite Giants. Cuba is represented by the legendary Cienfuegos Elephantes. Players from the game are chosen from colleges and universities from the Boston area, with an occasional high school player or retired big-leaguer added to the mix.

The American Red Cross is not a government agency, but is supported by the generosity of the American people. Your help with the 2012 Oldtime Baseball Game in supporting our mission ensures we’ll be there to offer help, the first step to helping our neighbors rebuild their lives.

WANT TO GO?

The Oldtime Baseball Game will be held on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Field in Cambridge. The game is free, and space is limited, so bring a blanket and a chair. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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