As the weekend comes to a close the public is invited to a special vintage baseball game played between the Gulf Coast Sugar and Texas Playboys Baseball Club from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at Hooper Field, 3110 83rd Street. This sandlot-inspired game features two of Texas’ most seasoned unorganized league teams. Admission is free.
The Texas Playboys Baseball Club is an Austin Texas based social aid and pleasure club. Founded in 2007, this rag-tag team of artists and adventurers, with their famous booster club, “Playboys Nuts!” are leaders of the Sandlot Revolution.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding. The Gulf Coast Sugar excel at baseball and are marginally good at most activities off the field too.
ABOUT THE GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH REVUE
Dubbed the “Pageant of Pulchritude” by C.E. Barfield, Galveston’s Bathing Beauties Contest began in the summer of 1920 and marked the kick-off for tourist season each year. By 1928, the event, which had morphed into the “bathing girl revue” had become so popular, the Island’s population was said to have tripled during the event weekend. These Island pageants were the beginning of what we know today as the Miss Universe Pageant. The famed Galveston Bathing Beauties pageants ended in 1932 due in part to the Great Depression and were resurrected in 2009.
Galveston’s vintage past meets present day fun for the Ninth Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue May 19-21. Presented by Hotel Galvez & Spa® and held at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd., this year’s event features a weekend of vintage inspired fun, headlined by the Bathing Beauties contest, next to Galveston’s historic shoreline.