The 20th Annual Doc Adams Old Time Base Ball Festival will take place on August 5 & 6 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. In 2015, this longest running annual vintage base ball festival of its kind was renamed in honor of Daniel Lucius ‘Doc’ Adams. The festival is a must for baseball fans, history buffs, and anyone looking for a a day of outdoor fun.
Marjorie Adams, a great-granddaughter of Doc Adams, will be on-hand at the festival again this year. So stop by, say hello, and learn more about this long-overlooked founding father of the National Pastime who will hopefully someday soon be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, Tom “Big Bat” Fesolowich, President of the Mutual Base Ball Club of New York will interview Marjorie on Facebook Live. Just ‘Like’ the “Doc Adams Old Time Base Ball Festival” page on Facebook and you will be notified when they ‘go live’.
This year’s 20th installment looks to to be another special occasion. If you are in the area, come on down and step back in time and watch how base ball was played in its infancy. Don’t miss it, it’s fun for the whole family.