Gary “Pops” O’Maxfield, baseball historian, will be speaking on baseball in the Civil War era. Discover the history, rules and customs of the game during the war between the states, including local baseball lore.
By the time the war was over in 1865, the game matures into an easily recognizable version of the modern game. Pops O’Maxfield will explore the growth of the game while dressed in authentic gentleman’s garb from the era and bring the old game to life.
Mr. O’Maxfield is a Hartford-based baseball historian and a proud member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He is currently writing a book, The Grand Old Game in Connecticut, that is due to be published this year by Wesleyan University Press.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.