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World Tournament of historic baseball underway at Greenfield Village

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DEARBORN, Mich. – America's pastime is being celebrated Saturday at the Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

This annual tribute to baseball isn't the same ball game fans see at Comerica Park.

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In this tournament, they play by the rules of 1867.

"In 1867, the game was supposed to be more gentlemanly," said Jeff Kolowski, historian and ballplayer. "You did everything for the glory of baseball. There were no professionals. You were there to play for the benefits of the game and not necessarily for your own personal benefit."

The players wear the 1867-style uniforms and catch barehanded. There's no overhand pitching and no bunting. And baseball back then was two words, base ball.

The event takes place between 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m and will feature live music.


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