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Base ball past meets present

August 10, 2019 07:33 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Fillmore Fungi held a gathering of Minnesota vintage base ball teams Saturday, with players both young and old keeping the sport alive.

The teams play the historic style of base ball which was played in late 1800s. Minnesota has a plethora of base ball teams, partially because it marries history and sports.

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"This is a win-win situation," Fungi captain Jeff Boehmer said. "Anytime you can combine history and baseball I'm game."

The sport draws a wide variety of players. Take 12-year-old Talon Robl for example.

"I get to spend quality time with my brothers and it's pretty fun. It's like a second family," Robl said.

Bringing in fresh, young players is vital in order to keep the traditional, historic values of the game going.

"As long as there is a bat and a ball and a kid who wants to run the bases, this game will exist," Doug Ernst of the Quick Steps Base Ball Club said.

The game has evolved, but there are people making sure the origins of the modern game are passed down to future generations.

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Garrett Short

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