Vintage Baseball at the DAP


The iconic Durham Athletic Park has hosted baseball games since 1926 and was even featured in an iconic baseball film, but Durham’s baseball roots are even deeper. The first century of baseball was marked by racial segregation and separate leagues for black and white athletes at the DAP until the 1950s; however, Duke Homestead welcomes all people to participate and honors the struggles and achievements of the many players over the past century who brought us the Durham baseball culture we know today. The Duke Homestead team will be playing a vintage baseball team, the Hog and Hominy Pick 9, travelling from Tennessee this year! Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay, and use historic equipment.

We invite you to connect with the history of this sport, this place, and this community by enjoying a night out at the ball park.

Admission to the game is $5; children under 4 years old will be admitted free. Game tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, as well as at the gate on game day. Early-Bird tickets for $3 available until 9/17 (online here or at the Duke Homestead visitor center).

Gates open at 5:30pm. Enjoy a family-friendly evening out at the ball park complete with “old fashioned” concessions, food, beer, and historic music. Spectators are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite historical, vintage, or retro inspired outfits.