2015 VBBA Convention Recap

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball would like to thank you for coming to this year’s conference and making a success. Here are some photos of the event, saved for posterity!

Please contact Emily Helms at the address on her website if you’d like to purchase prints.


Friday, March 27th

12:00pm - 8:00pmRegistration and Check-In
Marriott Cool Springs Franklin
700 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN
7:00pm-11:30pmShuttles (Every 30 minutes) to Downtown Nashville's
Historic Lower Broadway Entertainment District

Saturday, March 28th

Time Event 
7:00am-8:15amContinental Breakfast
8:00amSilent Auction Begins
8:15am-8:45amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Breakout Sessions
Vintage Base Ball
Umpire Roundtable
Handmade Base Ball
Workshop: Corky Gaskell
Wet Plate Photography:
A Demonstration by
Vacant Chair Photography
Breakout Sessions
Banding Together,
Branding Together:
Building a Successful League
Baseball in Literature:
Warren "Brass Hands" Tormey
History of Baseball in
the South:
Skip Nipper, Chris "Books" Ryland
Breakout Sessions
Banding Together,
Branding Together:
Building a Successful League
A History of the Evolution of
Base Ball Equipment:
Eric Miklich
2:00pm-4:00pmAll Vintage Pick-up Match at
Historic Carnton Plantation
1345 Eastern Flank Circle
Franklin, TN 37064
4:00pm-5:00pmOptional tour of Carnton Plantation

Optional tour of Downtown Franklin
5:30pm-6:30pmSocial Hour
6:30pmEnd of Silent Auction
6:30pm-7:30pmVBBA Annual Rules and Customs Committee Presentation
7:30pm-9:30pmDinner and Keynote Speaker
Dr. Amber Rossner
"Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America"
9:30pm-10:00pmSilent Auction Payment

Sunday, March 29th

8:00am-9:00am VBBA Executive Meeting
9:00am-11:00amVBBA Annual Business Meeting
2015 Elections
11:00am-11:30pmClosing Remarks
12:00pmHotel Check Out