Greenfield Village National Base Ball Club
The Greenfield Village Nationals are based on a club from
Parma, Michigan that competed in one of the earliest baseball
tournaments, the World’s Base Ball Tournament, played
in Detroit in 1867. While the original
Nationals lost in the tournament by a score of 61 –
34, the Greenfield Village Nationals make an effort each weekend
not to repeat the performance of their historical namesakes.
When the Nationals take the field against their arch-rivals
the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs
or other clubs from around the nation, they wear uniforms
representing the late 1860s, including the bib-front smocks
common at the time.