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Vintage doubleheader set for Father's Day at Engel

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What are you going to do for dear old dad for Father's Day?
If he's "old school" when it comes to baseball, we may have just the ticket for you.
How about going to a vintage baseball game?
And we're not talking about the game your dad played. but rather, your great great grandfather.
Chattanooga's first ever vintage baseball double-header takes place at Historic Engel Stadium Sunday.
It's hosted by the 2 year old Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball and the Engel Foundation.
Players using a civil war era ball, bats, uniforms and most noticeably, no gloves.
But it's roughly the same game with a few dated references and rules.
Maybe best of all, is the price.
"It's free 99," laughs Franklin Farriers' Captain Trapper Haskins. "All of our games are free, a lot of our games are held at historic venues, we play at some plantation homes in Knoxville, in Franklin, we play in downtown Nashville, and we are absolutely honored to be playing at Engel Stadium on Father's Day, it's free, you can sit in the stands or you can come down on the field and watch the game."
The games begin at high noon and 2:30.
Concessions will be available, but not at civil war prices.
There are 8 teams in Tennessee's vintage baseball league.
The league hopes Chattanooga could field a team in the near future.
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