Ohio Lawmakers Play Vintage Baseball On The Statehouse Lawn

July 28th, 2011

Lawmakers from the Ohio General Assembly, playing as the Capital Cannons took on the Ohio Village Muffins in an “old-time” baseball game on the Statehouse lawn on the evening of July 22, 2011. The lawmakers were defeated by the Muffins 15-5 in a 7 inning game. (6 photos)

Old time base ball game on the West lawn of the Ohio Statehous
Democrats and Republicans from the Ohio Senate and House joined forces in true bipartisan fashion against the Ohio Village Muffins. The vintage style base ball game was held on the West lawn of the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, July 22, 2011. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Frank LaRose up to bat
Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose (R - Akron) bats for the General Assembly's team, the Capital Cannons. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Representative Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) steps up to the plate.
Representative Dan Ramos (D - Lorain) steps up to the plate for the Capital Cannons on July 22, 2011. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Ohio Village Muffins at the bench.
The Ohio Village Muffins, a professional men's vintage base ball club, watch the game from the bench. The Ohio Village Muffins first formed in 1981. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
The Ohio Village Muffins bench.
The Ohio Village Muffins wear vintage uniforms styled after those worn in the late 1800s. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
The Ohio Village Muffins at bat.
The Ohio Village Muffins at bat. By the third inning, the Muffins were up 13 to 0. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
1st Ohio Light Artillery Statehouse Battery A with a cannon
The 1st Ohio Light Artillery Statehouse, Battery A, an educational organization that participates in Civil War reenactments. The cannon, which was built in 1864, was fired in a demonstration after the game. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
  • Don Andersen

    The Ohio Village Muffins are not professionals. They are all volunteers of the Ohio Historical Society.

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