For the first time in the history of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, the Sulphur Dell Cup will be played as a modified double-elimination tournament, September 16 and 17th, at Rippavilla in Historic Spring Hill, Tennessee.
The Quicksteps have claimed the regular season pennant for the second year in a row, and the Mountain City Club of Chattanooga looks to defend their Sulphur Dell Cup starting at 9a.m. on 9/16 vs the Cumberland Club of Nashville. There will be two fields with games at 9, 11, 1, 3 and 5 on Saturday
and 9, 11, 1, and 3 on Sunday.
All clubs in the TAoVBB observes the rules and customs of 1864. Base ball was a gentleman’s game, there was “no spittin’, no swearin’ and no gloves.” Additionally, players (ballists) wear period uniforms and use
period appropriate equipment (i.e. wooden base ball bats known as willows). Learn more about vintage base ball and the rules the ballists follow at www.tennesseevintagebaseball.com.