Throwback Baseball Game


The Fourth of July Throwback Baseball Game presented by M&M Homes returns for its 17th year! In this Historic Springfield tradition, Eastside and Westside residents battle it out on the baseball field to determine which side is the true champion. Come enjoy the day with turn-of-the-century throwback uniforms, equipment, umpires, announcer, and competitive fanfare.

All are welcome at this free, family-friendly event at Klutho Park’s Heritage Field (204 W 3rd Street). Limited bleacher seating is available and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and tents. Picnics and tailgating encouraged. Food trucks will be onsite, beverages available for purchase at the SPAR Bar, and merchandise for sale at the SPAR Tent. Restrooms with running water are available in the park.


10:00 AM

Pre-Game Festivities

10:40 AM

Opening Ceremonies & National Anthem performed by Ebbtides Barbershop Quartet

11:00 AM

First Pitch & Play Ball!

This unique, family-friendly event is one of a kind! Cheer on the Eastside Reds and the Westside Giants and support SPAR's mission to preserve and revitalize the Springfield neighborhood.

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Can't get enough baseball? Join us Wednesday, July 3 for a Bike and Baseball Social!

Enjoy an evening bike ride to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Game and watch representatives from the East & West Side Historic Springfield Throwback Baseball teams throw out the first pitch!

Meet at the SPAR Building (1321 N Main Street) at 4:45 pm, and be ready to depart at 5:00 pm. We will ride together to 121 Financial Ballpark, touring murals on the Eastside along the way (approximately two miles, one-way). The Jumbo Shrimp game begins at 6:05 pm. Stay as long as you like and return on your schedule.

The ride is free, but TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for the Jumbo Shrimp game. Tickets purchased through this link ( benefit SPAR, and will secure your seat in the Historic Springfield block.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this event. Riders are encouraged to have appropriate safety gear, and there is a bike repair station located at the SPAR Building for your use.

Want to come to the game but don't want to ride? No problem! Purchase your tickets using the link above and meet us at 121 Financial Ballpark!

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