PLAY BALL: Hoboken Nine to Commemorate the Birthplace of Baseball — Saturday, June 22
This Saturday, June 22, Hoboken will celebrate the 173rd Anniversary of ‘base ball’ at Dobbleaar Field – Stevens Institute of Technology – 8th and Castle Point, Hoboken.
Hoboken hosted the first officially recorded, organized “base ball” game played under Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr.’s rules, on June 19, 1846.
According to historical records, the New York Nine defeated Cartwright’s Knickerbockers, 23 to 1, in four innings at Hoboken’s Elysian Fields, which were located near the Hudson River, at about 11th Street.
On Saturday, a vintage ‘base ball’ match will be hosted by the Hoboken Nine at 1:30 p.m., as they take on New Brunswick Liberty BBC.
Game will be played with rules, uniforms and equipment from 1846—replica 19th century bats and balls, no gloves.
Come on out and root, root, root for the home team!
To learn more about Hoboken, baseball and the Stevens family’s impact on the city, visit the Hoboken Historical Museum.