Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:13

Happy Birthday, Abner Doubleday! Event June 26

Ballston Spa — Help celebrate the 202nd anniversary of Abner Doubleday’s birth in Ballston Spa. 

A commission once determined that Doubleday invented the game of baseball, but if he made any contribution at all to America’s pastime, it probably was minimal. Apart from that, Doubleday had a most interesting life, including service in the U.S Army at the absolute beginning of the Civil War. During the course of the war, he attained the rank of Major General. 

Local historian David Fiske relates Doubleday’s life and achievements at the house where he lived as an infant (which now is the tap room for The Real McCoy Beer Company). Fiske will also explain the intriguing origins of the “Doubleday invented baseball” story. 

Food will be available from Flaco’s Tacos, who will be offering tasty crafted tacos and Baja-inspired fare. The event takes place from 3-6 p.m. June 26 at the Real McCoy at Ballston Spa, 28 Washington St.

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