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Rematch: 1869 Red Stockings vs. Antioch Nine
May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Antioch College will once again have a baseball game on campus, if just for one night. The College will host the 1869 Red Stockings in a historic rematch with the Antioch Nine, reenacting the first professional baseball game that was rained out 150 years ago. The Antioch Nine will be represented by the Champion City Reapers of Springfield, OH.
The game is open to the public and will take place on Antioch College’s Main Lawn — the front lawn of Antioch Hall, which faces Corry St. in Yellow Springs, OH (across from Glen Helen).
The resurrection of the Antioch Nine began in the Fall of 2017 when students in Visiting Professor of Visual Arts Forest Bright’s course on contemporary collaborative practices in the arts developed a public group project where they learned to play baseball, and as the Antioch Nine, challenged local candidates for office to a game at Gaunt Park in Yellow Springs. Buoyed by a successful match, the Nine, with the help of Antioch College President Tom Manley, sent a letter to challenge the Cincinnati Red Stockings, now the Cincinnati Reds, to a rematch of the historic, rained-out first game of professional baseball.