The national pastime of times past

The national pastime is honored in Loudon County, Va., as the Potomac Nine and the Elkton Eclipse play 1860s-era baseball.

The Potomac Nine hold their hats over their hearts during the National Anthem before the game against the Elkton Eclipse during the Loudoun Preservation Society's 19th Century Baseball Day at the Oatlands, in Leesburg, Va., Sunday, June 12, 2011. Unlike today's game, the umpire instructed fans and players to all sing in unison, instead of just one person singing at the start.  (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

The Potomac Nine hold their hats over their hearts during the National Anthem before the game against the Elkton Eclipse during the Loudoun Preservation Society's 19th Century Baseball Day at the Oatlands, in Leesburg, Va., Sunday, June 12, 2011. Unlike today's game, the umpire instructed fans and players to all sing in unison, instead of just one person singing at the start. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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