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First baseball photo, Philharmonic returns & City Market

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 70 🌡️ |💨 Calm becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight – 🌙 Clear | 32 🌡️ |💨 Northeast around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Quote of the day

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.

-Pema Chödrön

Fort Pulaski and the very first baseball photo


Although baseball has been played for centuries in some form, it took a war to make it “America’s pastime.” It evolved from rounders and cricket, which were brought to America by England. In 1845, the Knickerbocker Code was established in New York City. These rules were the first to govern modern baseball. Union soldiers adopted this version of the game during the Civil War and spread it across the West and South. It was very common for soldiers to play the game during wartime, and thousands took it with them. After the war, soldiers brought their improved version of baseball home to share with others. Savannah’s Fort Pulaski was not immune to the baseball bug. Fort Pulaski was actually the location of one of the first photos of a game of baseball in 1863.

ft pulaski 1st baseball photo

The photo shows Company H of 48th New York Regiment posing for pictures. However, you can also see other soldiers playing baseball in the background. It is possible to assume that the Knickerbocker style was brought south by the origins of the regiment. However, there were some differences to the game we know today. Rules required that the “hurler” pitch the ball, not throw it. It had to be an underhand throw like a horseshoe. Players could heat up their pitches with an overhand pitch only in 1884. Although baseball gloves were not yet in use, they may have been unnecessary since the balls were made from bits of wood wrapped with rags. Ground balls were called “daisy cutters” and batters were known as “strikers”. A fly ball or one bounce could catch a player out.

Around Town


City Market Has Been the Heart of Savannah since the 1700s – Savannah City Market
Savannah City Market, now one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, had a very different beginning than what you would expect. The original market, founded in 1733, stretched from… Read more.
City Market Has Been the Heart of Savannah since the 1700s – Savannah City Market
Savannah City Market, now one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, had a very different beginning than what you would expect. The original market, founded in 1733, stretched from… Read more.
Comedians coming to Savannah this year
Are you looking for some laughs? Here are five comedians coming to Savannah this year that you should keep your eye on. Leanne Morgan When:Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Where:… Read more.
Comedians coming to Savannah this year
Are you looking for some laughs? Here are five comedians coming to Savannah this year that you should keep your eye on. Leanne Morgan When:Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Where:… Read more.
Savannah Philharmonic Returns to Lucas Theatre
The arts are alive and well in Savannah as the Savannah Philharmonic makes its return to the Lucas Theatre on Saturday, Feb 12 for the first full-scale scheduled performance since… Read more.
Savannah Philharmonic Returns to Lucas Theatre
The arts are alive and well in Savannah as the Savannah Philharmonic makes its return to the Lucas Theatre on Saturday, Feb 12 for the first full-scale scheduled performance since… Read more.
Valentine’s Kickoff Vaccination Event 
What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Healthy Savannah/YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Health Coastal Health District hope you’ll share the… Read more.
Valentine’s Kickoff Vaccination Event 
What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Healthy Savannah/YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Health Coastal Health District hope you’ll share the… Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

Make Your Own Candle Valentines Date
Put Some Heat in Your Romance at Savannah Perfume and Candle Company. A Make Your Own Candle Date with Complimentary Wine Schedule your Valentine’s Day candle making date February 11-14th…
Make Your Own Candle Valentines Date
Put Some Heat in Your Romance at Savannah Perfume and Candle Company. A Make Your Own Candle Date with Complimentary Wine Schedule your Valentine’s Day candle making date February 11-14th…
Otaku Flea Market | Savannah Convention Center
Otaku Flea Market happening at Savannah Convention Center, One International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 02:00 pm
Otaku Flea Market | Savannah Convention Center
Otaku Flea Market happening at Savannah Convention Center, One International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 02:00 pm
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah | The Pirates’ House | February 11 to February 14
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah happening at The Pirates’ House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 12:00 am to Mon Feb…
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah | The Pirates’ House | February 11 to February 14
Valentine’s Open-Air Game for Couples in Savannah happening at The Pirates’ House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 12:00 am to Mon Feb…
Georgia Day Parade
Georgia Day Parade at Forsyth Par: Friday, February 11, 2022 Classroom Banner Competition…
Georgia Day Parade
Georgia Day Parade at Forsyth Par: Friday, February 11, 2022 Classroom Banner Competition…
Leanne Morgan | Savannah Civic Center
Leanne Morgan happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 07:00 pm
Leanne Morgan | Savannah Civic Center
Leanne Morgan happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, United States on Fri Feb 11 2022 at 07:00 pm
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert  | Enmarket Arena
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, United States on Frida at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert  | Enmarket Arena
For the Love of Hip Hop Mega Concert happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, United States on Frida at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Saturday

Red & White Lovely Latin Night
Red and white lovely latin partyVen y celebra el día de San Valentín Red and White Lovely Latin Night en 201 Tapas Lounge. 🎼 DJ Josh y DJ Leo Wilkinson… Read more.
Red & White Lovely Latin Night
Red and white lovely latin partyVen y celebra el día de San Valentín Red and White Lovely Latin Night en 201 Tapas Lounge. 🎼 DJ Josh y DJ Leo Wilkinson… Read more.
The 5th Annual Onesie Bar Crawl 
The 5th Annual Onesie Bar Crawl – Savannah – Don’t Miss The Comfiest Crawl Of The Year!❗ Get Your Tickets Now ❗🦄 Join The COMFIEST Crawl Ever!🐶 Party With 1,000+… Read more.
The 5th Annual Onesie Bar Crawl 
The 5th Annual Onesie Bar Crawl – Savannah – Don’t Miss The Comfiest Crawl Of The Year!❗ Get Your Tickets Now ❗🦄 Join The COMFIEST Crawl Ever!🐶 Party With 1,000+… Read more.
G-Rex at Elan Savannah
G-Rex gonna be L I V E !Elan Savannah presentsG-Rex Support:TBALine-Up:TBATickets: www.elansavannah.comThis event is 18 and up. Must show photo ID at the door. Sections on either side of the… Read more.
G-Rex at Elan Savannah
G-Rex gonna be L I V E !Elan Savannah presentsG-Rex Support:TBALine-Up:TBATickets: www.elansavannah.comThis event is 18 and up. Must show photo ID at the door. Sections on either side of the… Read more.
Beethoven and Awadagin Pratt – The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Savannah PhilharmonicConductor – Keitaro HaradaPiano – Awadagin Pratt Program Notes Enjoy the playful Piano Concerto No. 1 in the confident hands of award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt, and hear the SavPhil… Read more.
Beethoven and Awadagin Pratt – The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Savannah PhilharmonicConductor – Keitaro HaradaPiano – Awadagin Pratt Program Notes Enjoy the playful Piano Concerto No. 1 in the confident hands of award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt, and hear the SavPhil… Read more.
Local artisans pop up | 293 S Columbia Ave, Rincon, GA
Local artisans pop up happening at 293 S Columbia Ave, Rincon, GA 31326-9027, United States on Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm Read more.
Local artisans pop up | 293 S Columbia Ave, Rincon, GA
Local artisans pop up happening at 293 S Columbia Ave, Rincon, GA 31326-9027, United States on Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm Read more.
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event Hosted By Bar Crawl Savannah. Event starts on Saturday, 12 February 2022 and happening at Pour Larrys, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event
Cupid is Stupid ~ A Non-Romantic, Anti-Cupid Event Hosted By Bar Crawl Savannah. Event starts on Saturday, 12 February 2022 and happening at Pour Larrys, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend The perfect early evening Valentine’s event to start your night off right! Is it possible to fall in love with a cemetery? Shannon Scott seduces… Read more.
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend
Bonaventure Is Forever: Valentine’s Weekend The perfect early evening Valentine’s event to start your night off right! Is it possible to fall in love with a cemetery? Shannon Scott seduces… Read more.
Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride
The Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride is a 5-mile bicycle ride through Savannah’s Historic District to raise money and bring awareness for Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation, & Relocation (GRRR)… Read more.
Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride
The Last Stop Loved Cupid Ride is a 5-mile bicycle ride through Savannah’s Historic District to raise money and bring awareness for Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation, & Relocation (GRRR)… Read more.
Valentine Party | Friendly MarketPlace, Savannah
Valentine Party happening at Friendly MarketPlace, 821 King George Blvd, Savannah, GA, US 31419, Savannah, United States on Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:00 am to 06:00 pm Read more.
Valentine Party | Friendly MarketPlace, Savannah
Valentine Party happening at Friendly MarketPlace, 821 King George Blvd, Savannah, GA, US 31419, Savannah, United States on Sat Feb 12 2022 at 10:00 am to 06:00 pm Read more.
CCA OYSTER ROAST
We have teamed up with the Savannah Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia to bring back our annual oyster roast! Read more.
CCA OYSTER ROAST
We have teamed up with the Savannah Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia to bring back our annual oyster roast! Read more.
EChildren’s Museum of Pooler
Hey Kids! Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party in your favorite exhibits during Valentine’s Night! Parents can take a break and go out on a date! Read more.
EChildren’s Museum of Pooler
Hey Kids! Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party in your favorite exhibits during Valentine’s Night! Parents can take a break and go out on a date! Read more.

Sunday

Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Sunday, 13 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Sunday, 13 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.
VOCES8 at the Cathedral Basilica
VOCES8 Visits the Cathedral Basilica“VOCES8 are the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles.” They are at home performing music in all styles and from all periods with technical precision. The… Read more.
VOCES8 at the Cathedral Basilica
VOCES8 Visits the Cathedral Basilica“VOCES8 are the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles.” They are at home performing music in all styles and from all periods with technical precision. The… Read more.

Monday

The Woodruff Valentine’s Day Dinner | Johns Island, SC
5 courses with wine pairings Read more.
The Woodruff Valentine’s Day Dinner | Johns Island, SC
5 courses with wine pairings Read more.
St. Marys Walking Tour| Hangout of smugglers, shelter for Aaron Burr and home base for Revolutionary War traitors.
On this walking tour, discover St. Marys, Georgia, a quaint riverfront town filled with centuries-old homes and fascinating stories! Read more.
St. Marys Walking Tour| Hangout of smugglers, shelter for Aaron Burr and home base for Revolutionary War traitors.
On this walking tour, discover St. Marys, Georgia, a quaint riverfront town filled with centuries-old homes and fascinating stories! Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Monday, 14 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class
Valentines Celebration! Cooking Class Hosted By The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Event starts on Monday, 14 February 2022 and happening at The Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Kitchen Cooking… Read more.

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