Photo courtesy of Representative Casey Weinstein.
The legislators of the Ohio General Assembly formed a team, the Capitol Cannons, and played a vintage base ball (historically two words) with the Ohio Village Muffins and Lady Diamonds on the front lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. They used the 19th century rules, and had a fun time. The final score was: Muffins-5, Cannons-3. The Muffins retained the Richard Schuricht Memorial Cup for another year.
Host--Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board with Laura Battocletti, executive director. Sponsored by the Ohio Lobbying Association with Bridget McAuliffe, president. National Anthem by Abby Harshbarger . First pitch by Senator Jay Hottinger, chair of CSRAB. Thanks to the Ohio History Connection. Food truck by Paddy Wagon. Beverages by Milo's Catering. Craft table by Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center. Cannon firing and Victorian games by 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A. Guest announcers were Andy Chow, Ohio Public Radio; Rob Eshenbaugh, former OLA President; and Jim Kimnach, Muffins Announcer.
Cannon firings by 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A.