Vintage baseball team visits Bala Cynwyd

July 4, 2012 by  

With today being a Wednesday, many people have chosen to celebrate the Independence Day holiday either the weekend before or the weekend after. Baseball fans in Bala Cynwyd have a great excuse to choose this weekend for their festivities.

On July 8, the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia will give a presentation on the history of the sport at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Bala Cynwyd. The event will feature an authentic recreation of a baseball game as it was played in the late 19th century. Before the game itself, members of the club will give a talk discussing the differences between the game as it is played now and how it was played then.

The talk will take place at 11:00 am. A double-header follows at 1:00 pm in Bala Cynwyd Park, which is located across the street from West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Before the game, people will have a chance to tour the cemetery itself. Several famous ball players of yesteryear are buried in the cemetery, including Harry Wright and Al Reach.

Tickets to the talk, tour, and game are only $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of six. The ticket price also includes a lunch.

West Laurel Hill Cemetery is more than just a cemetery. It also has an arboretum and a sculpture garden. To let visitors know more about the Bala Cynwyd grounds, the funeral home and cemetery might consider consulting brochure printers. Full color brochures can give visitors a run down on the cemetery’s history as well as its current use.