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Quicksteps 1860 Base Ball Club

Contact: Doug Ernst
Website: www.quickstepsbaseballclub.org


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The Quicksteps first took the field in 1994. Clad in 1860-style uniforms and using authentic reproductions of 1860 equipment, the Quicksteps have played over 200 matches in 20 seasons in five states. The Quicksteps show base ball (two words) as it was played in the milestone year of 1860, when a uniform code of rules and practices was first in use and when play had spread throughout the nation. The club has entertained audiences at historical festivals in Minnesota such as the Winona Victorian Fair, Stillwater’s Lumberjack Days, and St. Paul’s Wild West Frontier Fest, and has performed at permanent attractions such as Historic Fort Snelling, (St. Paul), Murphy’s Landing (Shakopee), Dakota City Heritage Village (Farmington), James J. Hill Farm (North Oaks), Brooklyn Park Historic Farm, and Living History Farms (Des Moines, IA). The club has also annually since 2005 demonstrated the game before a Minnesota Twins’ contest, first at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and beginning in 2010 at Target Field.