Old World Wisconsin: To host historic base ball match June 6


May 21, 2015

Contact: Lisa McGovern,

Communications Manager

Office 262-594-6304

Mobile: 414-217-5447

[email protected]

Old World Wisconsin Eagle Diamonds vs. Wade House Red Jackets

Wis.–Old World Wisconsin’s historic base ball team, the Eagle Diamonds, will host the first game of the 2015 season on June 6 at 1:30 pm. The Diamonds will take on the Wade House Red Jackets, representing their sister Wisconsin Historical Society site.

The Eagle Diamonds are based on the Waukesha Diamonds team, which organized in 1868. Old World Wisconsin’s team plays by the 1870s rules, which mean that foul balls are not counted as strikes, no one wears gloves and there are no strike zones. After the game, guests are invited to try the lemon-peel stitched ball and the bat, originally called a timber, which guarantees family friendly entertainment for all.


Admission to the game is included with Old World Wisconsin admission. Adults (13-64) $19; children (4-12) $10 (children under 4 are free); senior citizens (65 and over) $16. Family Pass $50. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass. Parking is free.

Season Schedule:

Games take place at 1:30 pm; Old World Wisconsin is open 10 am to 5 pm these dates. Details: http://wihist.org/2015BBschedule

June 6 vs. the Wade House Red Jackets

July 11 vs. Milwaukee Grays

August 1 vs. Wade House Red Jackets

September 12 Exhibition Game: Guests vs. Eagle Diamonds

Contact: www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301. Please contact Lisa McGovern for a media pass to the game, interview opportunities, or high resolution images.

Overview of Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is located on Highway 67 just south of Eagle, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee/Chicago/Madison triangle. The 600-acre regional history attraction features interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th- and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. The operating season runs weekends in May, then daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, then Thursdays through Sundays September 10 through October 31. The museum offers hands-on activities, led by period-clad staff members, as they visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, meet heritage animal breeds, and try historic crafts and skills. For general information and details, visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301.