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The Wayne McCombs Classic, 1880s-era Baseball Game

May 18, 2 p.m.5 p.m.

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On Saturday, May 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., learn the history of America’s favorite pastime at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum as living history athletes conduct an 1880s-era baseball game. Bring the family and your gloves to learn about the history of baseball while watching a 19th-century-style baseball game.

The game takes its name from beloved Claremore museum director Wayne McCombs (1952–2023). In addition to his job at the  Davis Gun Museum, he was a sports aficionado and baseball expert who worked tirelessly in support of local teams. Every year, he held the “Field of Dreams” banquet and auction supporting Claremore High School baseball, the Claremore summer baseball program, and the Rogers State University baseball program. McCombs was a statistician and historian, tracing Tulsa’s baseball history “from the cow pastures of Indian Territory into the 21st century.”

If you like “round ball,” have a good throwing arm, love to hit dingers, or, just in general, have baseball fever, consider participating as a player on the WRMM baseball team! Call 918-343-8127 for more information.


May 18
2 p.m.–5 p.m.
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017