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.
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.