On Saturday, the Star BBC of Colorado Territory took on the Depot Nine of Broomfield for a baseball game from the past.
Players from both teams regaled themselves in uniforms from years past. They took the field at Zang Spur Park for a game like no other.
The rules of the game include that the ball must be vintage or handmade. The bats must be made of wood and round but can be of a length that suits the batter. The pitcher is also given two warnings if a ball is poorly hurled across the plate, after which the umpire will begin calling balls.
Also differing from typical baseball rules, the runner can interfere with a struck ball as long as he/she does not touch an adversary attempting to field the ball. Commonly runners will kick or slap the ball but may not leave the base path to interfere with the ball.
The game was organized by the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association, which is a 501 (c) nonprofit. It was founded in 1993 in order to preserve the history of 19th-century base ball in Colorado.