The Vintage Base Ball Association


On February 11, 1996, delegates from thirteen clubs representing five states, assembled in Columbus, Ohio to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first recorded Base Ball Match between organized teams. Using the National Association of Base Ball Players © 1875 as a model, the delegates founded the Vintage Base Ball Association for the purpose of preserving, perpetuation, and promoting the game of Base Ball as it was played during its formative years in the mid-nineteenth century and other historic periods.

All Matches are presented in accordance with the rules and customs of the time period being portrayed. Through its efforts, the Vintage Base Ball Association is working to support the formation of new Clubs, encourage research of Base Ball history and educate the public on the early years of Base Ball. Memberships are available for both Clubs and individuals.

For more information on the Vintage Base Ball Association, visit their website at The Douglas Dutchers Vintage Base Ball Club is a full member of the Association and supports the mission of the Vintage Base Ball Association.

The Douglas Dutchers Vintage Base Ball Club is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Volunteer Organization.

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