The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s–1880s. We provide cultural enrichment and education programs and activities to youth and adults that emphasize honor, team play, respectful conduct and community pride. Our goal is to exemplify to youth and adults alike the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability.
Our organization was formed in the summer of 2012.
What We Do
In addition to monthly living history events during the playing season, demonstrations and workshops for youth and senior groups, museums, historical societies, corporations and others year-round. These programs are designed to provide history in a fun as well as educational manner; develop team-building skills; and/or for pure entertainment.
Should you care to have two teams play an exhibition game at your event, we will work with you to schedule such an event.
If you would like to learn more about these services, please contact us.
Board of Directors
Michael Thurmon – President, Commissioner of Base Ball
Trapper Haskins – Vice President, League Affairs & Base Ball Operations
Tim Morgan – Treasurer
Justin Brown – Chief Communications Officer / Media Requests
Jeff Wells – Secretary
Brad Hughes – Team Manager: Nashville Maroons
Trapper Haskins – Team Manager: Franklin Farriers
The league and all of our teams are recognized by the Vintage Base Ball Association
The official bat of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball©