The Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club salutes their opponent, Essex Base Ball Club of Massachusetts, with a cheer of “Hip hip hooray!” after the two played a baseball game at Southern Maine Community College under 1861 rules. The game was played with no gloves, no walks, no pitcher’s mound, and fielders were able to retire batters “on the bounce.” Essex won the game 14-7. (Jack Flagler photo) 1p1.jpg