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.

Schedule

Friday, March 27th

TimeEvent
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
9:00am-10:00am
Vintage Base Ball
Umpire Roundtable
Handmade Base Ball
Workshop: Corky Gaskell
Wet Plate Photography:
A Demonstration by
Vacant Chair Photography
Breakout Sessions
10:00am-11:00am
TAOVBB -
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
11:00am-12:00am
TAOVBB -
Banding Together,
Branding Together:
Building a Successful League
A History of the Evolution of
Base Ball Equipment:
Eric Miklich
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch
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

TimeEvent
7:00am-9:00amBreakfast
8:00am-9:00am VBBA Executive Meeting
9:00am-11:00amVBBA Annual Business Meeting
2015 Elections
Roundtable
11:00am-11:30pmClosing Remarks
12:00pmHotel Check Out