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The Heart of Vintage Base Ball Tournament

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July 13, 2014

Eight teams from in and around the Cincinnati area will compete in gentlemanly competition in this day long display of 1869 base ball.

Heart of Base Ball

Nine teams from all over the Tri-state converge at Coney Island to compete in gentlemanly competition in this day-long display of barehanded, 1869 base ball.

Cincinnati is the heart of baseball, and on July 13th, the Norwood Highlanders will be hosting the tri-state's largest vintage base ball event, the Heart of Vintage Base Ball Tournament. This day long event features eight nearby vintage clubs striving to claim the rightful title of the region's supreme vintage base ball club.

Participating clubs include:

  • Norwood Highlanders
  • Cincinnati Red Stockings
  • Cincinnati Buckeyes
  • Losantiville Black Stockings
  • Dayton Clodbusters
  • Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers
  • Rising Sun Belle Rivers
  • Moscow Monarchs
  • Vevay White Stockings

This is base ball as it was intended to be played - for fun and exercise, by gentlemen basking in the joy of the game. No multi-million dollar contracts. No prima donnas. NO GLOVES.

This is a family friendly, fun event for all ages. Games start at 10 am, so bring a chair or blanket and make a day of it! If you witness a great play, be sure to give out a hearty "HUZZAH!"

The tournament is free, but normal rates apply for parking, Sunlite Pool and Classic Rides.