If you are looking for some outdoor fun this weekend, head out to Lamson Farm Day in Mont Vernon, NH, the birthplace of Doc Adams. Lamson Farm Day will be held on Saturday and the weather looks to be spectacular.
In 2016, the inaugural Doc Adams Invitational was held in Andover, MA. In 2017, it was was moved to Doc’s hometown of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire and subsequently renamed the Doc Adams Birthplace Classic. The Birthplace Classic is now part of the annual Lamson Farm Day. Lamson Farm Day, the last Saturday in September, is a Mont Vernon day of festivity at the Lamson Farm with displays by various groups in town.
Three Vintage Base Ball games will be played between the New Hampshire Granite/Boston Beaneaters (masquerading as the Mont Vernon Docs), the Dirigo Base Ball Club, and a pick nine team(s). The first match of 1864 style ball will start at 11:00 am and the games will run back-to-back.
Clubs Represented include:
Providence Grays (RI)
Mutual Base Ball Club (NY)
Portsmouth Rockinghams (NH)
Liberty BBC (CT)
Delhi Base Ball Club (NY)
Fleischmanns Mountain Athletic Club (NY)
Star Base Ball Club of the Colorado Territory (CO)
Rooster Base Ball Club of Rochester (MN)
Flemington Neshanocks (NJ)
New Hampshire Granite (NH)/Boston Beaneaters (MA)
Dirigo Base Ball Club (ME)
Essex Base Ball Club (CT)
Daniel Lucius ‘Doc’ Adams was born in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire on November 1, 1814 to Daniel Adams, MD and Nancy Mulliken Adams. He and his family lived there until 1846 when they moved to Keene, New Hampshire.
The Doc Adams Birthplace Classic is an annual (cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic) celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Daniel Lucius Adams, a base ball pioneer and native son of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. This event is being conducted both with and for the many fine players who engage in 19th Century Base Ball in the Northeast and beyond, in support of the push for the rightful enshrinement of Doc Adams in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Note: Due to the wet weather and the inability to hay the field in preparation for Lamson Farm Day, the Doc Adams Birthplace Classic has been moved to McCollom Field at the grounds of the Mont Vernon Village School located at 1 Kittredge Road, Mont Vernon, NH. where ample parking is available. Signage will be present to forward attendees in the right direction. Follow the “Doc Adams Birthplace Classic” event page on Facebook for updates.
So come on down to Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, enjoy a great day of vintage 1864 rules base ball.