IT’S HERE!!!Opening weekend of matches this Saturday & Sunday.Battle of Chattanooga Part 1 will go down at 6th Cavalry Museum on Saturday, May 1. First onion is scheduled to be tossed at 2:00. There you will see the Mountain City Vintage Base Ball Club of Chattanooga vs their Chattanooga brothers the Lightfoot Vintage Base Ball Club of Chattanooga.On Sunday, May 2… head downtown to the bottom of the Capital steps to the grass of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to see the Nashville Maroons Vintage Base Ball Club vs the Phoenix VBBC of East Nashville. That match will start at 2:00pmIf you are south of Nashville, head to Rippavilla Plantation on Sunday and see two Williamson County clubs go head to head. The Quicksteps Vintage Base Ball Club of Spring Hill vs the Franklin Farriers Vintage Base Ball Club. Striker to the line at 2:00pm.In Murfreesboro, you’ll want to be at Oaklands Mansion on Sunday at 2:00pm. The Stones River Scouts VBBC will face off against the Cumberland Vintage Base Ball Club of Nashville. All matches are FREE family entertainment. Bring a chair or blanket and your favorite refreshments and enjoy the outdoors while witnessing barehanded base ball using the rules, customs and sportsmanship of 1864.HUZZAH to the start of the 2021 season!!!
Due to COVID-19 we have delayed the commencement of the 2020 season until conditions allowed for safe protocols and procedures as recommended by the various authorities having jurisdiction could be implemented. Starting on June 28, 2020, we will being play at a handful of our sites, but unfortunately we are not able to invite the public to these events. As a result of this, we will be live streaming as many games as we are able utilizing Facebook Live.
Our first match is today at 1pm, and we hope to see you in the comments…
We were informed today of an incident in Chattanooga involving one of our players. The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball condemns the individuals behavior and does not tolerate racism or indecency in any form. The player in question has been expelled from our league.
We play a game that adheres to rules from the 19th Century. However, our organization does not support or promote the discriminatory beliefs inherent to that time period. Our goal has always been to inform the public of the history of what we believe is the greatest sport ever played – and to do so in a way that engages fans in spectacle. In doing so, we have always strived for total inclusivity and have adapted the rules of 1864 to accomplish that goal.
Our game is built on the backbone of honorable behavior, where all players cheer on all players, the competition is friendly, and the final team on top celebrates only after shaking the hands of its opponent.
To be clear, we have zero tolerance for racism and we are committed to taking the necessary time and effort to combat prejudice.
The Farriers of Franklin beat their rival Nashville Maroons on Sunday, August 25th to win their first pennant. Accordingly, they will be the number one seed in the upcoming Sulphur Dell Cup Tournament to be held at Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill on September 7th and 8th, 2019.