Nantucket - Baseball, Sea Cliff Field Night Light
According to Island tradition, baseball was played on Nantucket well before history records it as having been invented by Abner Doubleday.
The "Society of Town Ballers"created a four-team league i the 1830s with players from whaling ships, their family members and neighborhood players.
The ball was made of baleen strips from a whale wrapped in the rubbery skin of its flipper. The bats were derived from Wampanoag war clubs refashioned to a friendlier purpose.
The league thrived in the years when the whaling industry was booming and drew great crowds to the games to watch local whalers and baseball players enjoy a bloodless pastime in warmer months.
The scene shown here is on Cliff side and it seems like a beautiful day for a ball game.
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 4 watt bulb included
- Glow vent casts light upward
- Adjustable tines to fit any socket
- Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)