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Providence Reaches 20 Wins in Old Bethpage

Jon Henson
August 13, 2019

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. – The Grays squad traveled to Old Bethpage on Long Island for the Doc Adams Old Time Base Ball Festival (Aug. 3-4), winning three of their four games to improve to 20-10 on the season. Providence defeated the host Mutuals of New York in game one (1864) on Saturday by a score of 13-9, then came up short in the 1895 contest against the Mountain Athletic Club 18-16. On Sunday, the Grays held on for a 16-15 victory over the Eckford BBC of Brooklyn in an 1865 match, then recorded the twentieth win of the season with victory over the Wheelmen of Westfield, Mass., 19-5, playing by the rules of 1864.
This Saturday, August 17, Providence will host the first-ever Rocky Point Historic Base Ball Festival at Rocky Point State Park in Warwick with five games on two fields throughout the day. The event will begin with an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Admission to the festival is free.


In game one at Old Bethpage (Saturday, Aug. 4), the Mutuals struck firs…

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