Oldtime Baseball Game Returns Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

When the first Oldtime Baseball Game was played in 1994, there were no throwback uniforms, no speaker system and no sunshine: The event was held on a wet field and under cloudy skies, and nobody expected it was going to be an annal event.

And yet here we are, in 2024, getting ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of what is now known as the Abbot Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game. This year’s game will be played on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m., and it will be played at the only home it has ever known: St. Peter’s Field on Sherman Street in North Cambridge.

For the second straight year, the Oldtime Baseball Game will be played as a fundraiser for The Boston Home, a non-profit residence and national resource for adults with advanced neurological disorders, primarily multiple sclerosis.

The Oldtime Baseball Game features a cast of former and present college and high school players from Greater Boston and beyond, with an occasional former big-leaguer added to the mix to spice up the evening. (Stay tuned for more information about that.) With its collection of throwback uniforms, coupled with period music and local players, the Oldtime Baseball Game has grown to become one of Greater Boston’s most beloved amateur sporting events. The throwback uniforms, used just once a year, include such long-ago teams as the St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Athletics.

The Oldtime Baseball Game also has several uniforms representing the Negro Baseball Leagues, including the Homestead Grays, Kansas City Monarchs, Cleveland Buckeyes, Baltimore Elite Giants, Detroit Stars and Boston Royal Giants. Former minor-league teams are represented by the Oakland Oaks, San Francisco Seals, Wichita Falls Spudders and Hollywood Stars.

The game also includes a uniform representing the Boston Braves, the city’s long-gone National League ball club. And that’s quite fitting, considering that Fran Murphy, chief financial officer of The Boston Home, is a grandson of the late Lou Perini, the former owner of the Boston Braves.

“The Boston Home is thrilled to partner with the Oldtime Baseball Game in our mutual pursuit for innovation, appreciation for history and service to others,” Murphy said.

Admission to the Oldtime Baseball Game is free. Fans are asked to bring a beach blanket or chair and camp out along the foul lines, as it is the crowd that makes the game so electric. Fans can look forward to enjoying a Wahlburger at the game as Dorchester native Paul Wahlberg and his team of A&E TV series fame provide concessions.

In the event of rain, the game will be played on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m.