What is Vintage Base Ball?
(Excerpt directly from the VBBA.org website)
Vintage Base Ball is a pastime, with its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over 160 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.
Fellow Dayton, OH Vintage Ball Clubs
The Dayton Clodbusters
Dayton's Original Vintage Base Ball Club (est. 1989). The Clodbuster BBC plays their home matches at Carrilon Historical Park, and have been promoting the vintage game in the Dayton area for over 25 years. The Iron Horses are honored to have been able to share the field with them at Northmont's Realy for Life event in April 2016.
Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers
Established in 2009, the Canal Jumpers have represented the Dayton area in the Ohio/Michigan Cup played in May. The Ohio/Michigan cup is an annual matchup of 4 of the top squads from each state facing off against each other in a round robin style 2-day tournament. The Canal Jumpers helped get the Iron Horses off and running in 2016, we encourage you to visit them in Tipp City along the banks of the Great Miami river.