Vintage Baseball World Record Attempt

Why go for a world record? For charity of course.  MAC teammate Todd Pascarella, the parent of a child with spina bifida, is leading the charge to create the first completely handicapped accessible playground in the region. You can help out two ways. Join a team for a few innings (must be 16 or older) and help them reach their goal of 49 hours. Or pledge an amount for every hour the team keeps playing. Donations, which are tax deductible, will be collected through the M-ARK Project and matched by a grant from the NYS Department of Parks and Recreation. These funds will then go towards the renovation of Wagner Avenue Park, so that children with physical challenges can play easily and equally with their friends and families.

Vintage baseball is a passion in the Western Catskills, and you'll get to see some of the finest playing in the Northeast this weekend and throughout the season. (For season schedule visit The uniforms are old style with suspenders and cool hats. The game is played according to 1864 rules and customs and with almost no protective gear. Only the catcher uses a 19th century style mitt and players sometimes wear an unpadded work glove. Imagine catching that bruising line drive bare fisted!!

Vintage baseball must be experienced first hand and there's no better place than this summer in the western Catskills and this weekend in Fleischmanns. Stay around to enjoy their Memorial Day Weekend Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

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