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Vintage games coming to Nokomis

Three area squads that play America's pastime under rules of the 19th century are scheduled to appear in Nokomis on Saturday, September 9.

Details are yet to be finalized, but the Vandalia Old Capitals, St. Louis Browns and Alton Giants are slated to be in Nokomis, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9 to play exhibition games of base ball. Yes, the sport as it was known in the 1800s was two words - base and ball. A great opportunity awaits those who want to see something different. As of now, the teams are expected to play in the open field between the South Diamond and the boys' high school baseball diamond.