The organization was actually founded by a group of civil war reenactors who basically got tired of pointing guns at one another. Every now and then we pull out the old black curtain at Denverite and set up somewhere to take poignant shots of humans in a specific place. The consistent background puts everyone in the same context-less context and lets their personalities fill the frame.
On summer weekends, players from the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association travel around the state and take fans back to the way the game was played in the s, with the uniforms to match. The organization was actually founded by a group of civil war reenactors who basically got tired of pointing guns at one another. When teams take the field in a CVBBA contest, the group commits to using the rules, language, and playing surfaces from
August Now that the dog days of Summer have hit and school is out, many MAVBBL clubs hit the road for festivals and tournaments all up and down the east coast and even across the country. July brought the heat and the mother of all vintage base ball festivals, the 10th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival. No less than 14 of our clubs were involved in the two day event which features clubs from all over America from Maine to Tennessee and Rhode Island to Michigan.
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Vintage base ball is baseball presented as if being played by rules and customs from an earlier period in the sport's history. Games are typically played using rules and uniforms from the s, s and s. Vintage base ball is not only a competitive game, but also a reenactment of baseball life similar to American Civil War reenactment.
We play a vintage style of base ball dating back to and are affiliated with the Vintage Base Ball Association. We have a roster consisting of players from around the Chicagoland area and have matches against other area teams. The Blue Stockings have moved their ball field to a different location in Community Park.
Vintage Base Ball is a pastimewith its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over years ago. Teams competing today wear period reproduction uniforms, use period authentic equipment and follow baseball rules from the 19th century in order to accurately present the history of baseball to the public. Matches can be seen almost 12 months out of each year at open-air museums, living history villages, Civil War re-enactments and city parks and is played in over 20 states including Canada.
The 10th Annual Gettysburg National Base Ball Festival once again was a huge success with 24 clubs competing in 47 games in 2 days in sweltering heat. Thousands of fans braved the heat and humidity to see the finest 19th century base ball played in America. Clubs came from Maine to Tennessee and Rhode Island to Michigan and every state in between to renew friendships both on the field and off.
What is. Vintage Base Ball? Vintage base ball is a growing phenomenon that has swept the country from coast to coast including Canada.