Due to the lingering aftermath of Hurricane Henri, the annual Oldtime Baseball Game at St. Peter’s Field in Cambridge has been moved to TUESDAY NIGHT. Pregame ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m.
The game was originally scheduled for Monday, but for the safety of all it is being pushed back 24 hours in order to prepare the field, player benches and fan areas.
As a result of the scheduling change, there will be no concessions stand at Tuesday’s Oldtime Baseball Game. Spectators are invited to bring their own food and beverages, or to stop at restaurants in the area around St. Peter’s Field on their way to the game. St. Peter’s Field is located on Sherman Street in North Cambridge.
All other aspects of the Oldtime Baseball Game — including throwback uniforms, period music and top-notch local baseball talent — will remain in place.
Admission to the Oldtime Baseball Game is free. Fans are invited to bring a beach blanket or chair and camp out along the foul lines.
The Oldtime Baseball Game, founded in Cambridge in 1994, is a summertime celebration of baseball. What makes the Oldtime Baseball Game so special is its dazzling collection of flannel uniforms that represent virtually every era in baseball history. Used just once a year, the uniforms represent such long-ago teams as the Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Athletics.
Representing the Negro Baseball Leagues are uniforms from the Homestead Grays, Kansas City Monarchs, Cleveland Buckeyes, Baltimore Elite Giants, Detroit Stars and Boston Royal Giants.
Long ago minor-league teams are represented by the Oakland Oaks, San Francisco Seals, Wichita Falls Spudders and Hollywood Stars.
The Oldtime Baseball Game even has a uniform representing a team that never actually existed: The New York Knights, for whom Robert Redford’s Roy Hobbs character hit a dramatic home run in the blockbuster film “The Natural.”
During pregame ceremonies on Tuesday, Cameron Monagle of the Cambridge Fire Department will be the recipient of the Greg Montalbano Award, presented annually to a former player from the Oldtime Baseball Game. The award is given in memory of Greg Montalbano, a former Northeastern University pitcher who was only 31 when he died of cancer in 2009.
Monagle, 24, a Cambridge native, made his Oldtime Baseball Game debut when he was just four years old — as a batboy. He later played in the game during his years as a member of the Merrimack College baseball team. In 2016 he hit a home run and was named the game’s MVP.
The late Greg Montalbano, a Westborough native and baseball standout at Northeastern University, was a participant in the Oldtime Baseball Game in 1997 and ’98. Selected by the Red Sox in the fifth round of the 1999 amateur draft, he played six seasons of professional baseball before illness ended his career. In 2001, he was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the Red Sox.
The Montalbano Award, instituted in 2010, is presented to a former participant in the Oldtime Baseball Game who best exemplifies Greg’s spirit, competitiveness and good nature.
As is Oldtime Baseball Game tradition, Cameron Monagle will play in this year’s game and wear the 1926 St. Louis Cardinals uniform that Montalbano wore when he played in the game in 1999.