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The Oaklands Cup is set to kick off the 2022 season

Four teams will be competing in the Oaklands Cup to start off the 2022 Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball season. The 2021 pennant winners, the Stones River Scouts, will host the Franklin Farriers on April 3rd at 10 am. The second game will start at 11:30 with the Phoenix of East Nashville battling the Nashville Maroons. The losing teams will play in the Muffins Match at 1:30 after a short victual (lunch) break. The championship match will be held at 3:00 with the winners taking home the Oaklands Cup trophy. As always, every vintage game has free admission and is suitable for the whole family. The Oaklands Historic House Museum will also be open from 12-3 pm for tours and regular admission rates apply. We look forward to seeing you on the field! Huzzah!!

Opening Weekend!

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!!!

At long last, base ball…

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…

A statement on an incident in Chattanooga

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.

Farriers win Pennant

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.