Vintage base ball is baseball presented as if being played by rules and customs from an earlier period in the sport's history. Games are typically played using rules and uniforms from the s, s and s. Vintage base ball is not only a competitive game, but also a reenactment of baseball life similar to American Civil War reenactment.
Vintage Base Ball is a pastimewith its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over years ago. Teams competing today wear period reproduction uniforms, use period authentic equipment and follow baseball rules from the 19th century in order to accurately present the history of baseball to the public. Matches can be seen almost 12 months out of each year at open-air museums, living history villages, Civil War re-enactments and city parks and is played in over 20 states including Canada.
Edgar B. Herwick III. Forty miles north, another league is putting the finishing touches on its season.
The ball must weigh not less than five and one-half, nor more than five and three-fourths ounces, avoirdupois. It must measure not less than nine and one-half, nor more than nine and three-fourths inches in circumference. It must be composed of india-rubber and yarn, and covered with leather, and, in all match games, shall be furnished by the challenging club, and become the property of the winning club, as a trophy of victory. The bat must be round, and must not exceed two and a half inches in diameter in the thickest part.
While everyone else is looking forward to the upcoming Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series, Charles Klasman is looking backward. The New Jersey native is a manager and longtime team member of the Gothams — and if that name doesn't ring a bell, try looking to another century. Klasman and his teammates are part of a league dedicated to remembering the national pastime as it once was — by playing under s rules.
The ball of the s was a bit larger, heavier and softer than the modern baseball. Below are the basic rules for Vintage baseball that we typically follow for the Shoeless - Ty games and some of its unique terminology. When fielding, the ball must be caught with the HANDS - gloves, hats, or other items may not be used.
We now know this is not true. There really was not a specific date for the beginnings of baseball but there are important events in the life of our national pastime. These games were brought to New England by the earliest colonists. Revolutionary war soldiers played ball at Valley Forge.
The Milwaukee Grays Vintage Base Ball Club consists of a group of dedicated individuals who enjoy baseball, history, and the outdoors. We are NOT re-enactors! We play actual baseball but we prefer to play by the rules of