Duke Homestead State Historic Site is hosting two vintage baseball games at Historic Durham Athletic Park, 500 West Corporation Street, Durham, on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
In these games, the Duke Homestead team will be playing a vintage baseball team, the The Hog and Hominy Pick 9 which is traveling from Tennessee.
Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay, and use historic equipment.
The iconic Durham Athletic Park has hosted baseball games since 1926 and was even featured in an iconic baseball film, but Durham’s baseball roots are even deeper. The first century of baseball was marked by racial segregation and separate leagues for black and white athletes at the DAP until the 1950s; however, Duke Homestead welcomes all people to participate and honors the struggles and achievements of the many players over the past century who brought us the Durham baseball culture we know today.
Admission to the game is $5. Children under 4 are admitted for free. You can purchase game tickets online through Eventbrite, as well as at the gate on game day.
Also, Early Bird tickets are available for $3 until September 17th. Those can be purchased in person at Duke Homestead or on Eventbrite.
This game is a fund raiser for the Duke Homestead State Historic Site.