Category: Phoenix

Cumberlanders Shoo Farriers, 18-4

The Cumberland Club of Nashville opened the 2022 Vintage Base Ball season up with a win over the Franklin Farriers at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee. It is both their first win at Carnton and their first opening day win in club history.

Up and down the lineup, contributions came from everyone as each Cumberlander had a multi-hit day. New comers Rico, Country Bumpkin, and Young Pepper all drew their first hits and drove in their first RBI. Veterans Shadetree, Fish, and Spoons all hurled scoreless innings, leading the defense to their most impressive performance yet.

Finally, second year Cumberlander Speck reached base five times in as many at-bats, while also scoring three times of his own. Speck was also a major factor on defense with more than a few infield assists by sweeping up hard to play dribblers in front of home plate.

On Sunday April 24th, the Cumberlanders welcome the Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga to their home grounds of the Hermitage. First hurl is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., with two games scheduled prior. In the first match, the Stones River Scouts take on the Phoenix of East Nashville at 11:00 a.m. The second match features the second appearance of the Scouts with the Lightfoot making their first appearance of the day. First hurl for the second game is 1:00 p.m.

Cumberlanders Float Downtown to Face Phoenix

In one of the most anticipated games on the year, the Cumberland Club of Nashville will make way down their namesake river to face the Phoenix of East Nashville at Bicentennial Mall. Game time is 2:00 pm.

There, they will continue a tradition that began over two hundred years before by participating in a game at the original grounds of base ball in the Tennessee capital.

2019 witnessed a shortened game between two unevenly matched teams. A then black-clad Cumberland Club was unable to finish a full nine innings against a much younger Phoenix team, when the game suddenly ended in the top of the sixth due to heat exhaustion and no substitutes.

2021 could provide cranks a much closer and complete nine inning game. With a large infusion of youth and vigor, the Cumberlanders will feature a roster of more than 15 players brought upon by added Distillers to the team at the beginning of the season.

Two of mentioned Distillers, Biscuits and the Fixer.

First year players Hardtack, Montana, and Pickles are set to make their Bicentennial Mall debuts this Sunday along with vintage base ball veteran first baseman, Fish. Vintage base baller and social media presence, Shadetree returns to the grounds where he made is VBB debut back in 2018.

Shady displaying how they bunt it in North Carolina