The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage is proud to announce a special celebration for Father’s Day weekend that combines sports and history.
To commemorate160 years of baseball in Middlesex County, the County will present a free baseball game using 1857 rules and regulations.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and will feature the Diamond State Base Ball Club of Delaware vs. the Elizabeth Resolutes Base Ball Club.
The game will be played in the fields adjacent to East Jersey Old Town Village, located at 1050 River Road in Piscataway. All attending sports fans are asked to bring a chair or blanket to sit on as they watch the game.
Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Father’s Day is best spent doing activities the whole family will enjoy, and I know a lot of people will enjoy our vintage baseball game. Grab a chair, head to East Jersey Old Town, and spend a fun and free afternoon with your family.”
“This event is great way to celebrate Middlesex County’s dads, but also an interesting look at County history,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “I know all our sports fans will be interested to see how the game has evolved since it was first played here.”
Admission for this event is free. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial (732) 745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. An Assistive Listening System will be in use during the program.
Funding for “Father’s Day Vintage Base Ball Game” is provided in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission/New Jersey Department of State.