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            The Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association (CVBBA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 dedicated to the preservation of the history of 19th century base ball in Colorado, and the education of the public through demonstrations, workshops, lectures and living history performances in the form of matches.

            The Association meticulously researches details of uniforms, equipment, lexicon and lifestyles in an effort to represent the sporting life in Colorado more than a century ago. Some teams that actually existed are recreated according to the best documentation available, with gaps filled by reasonable deduction from the progress of the sport outside the region.

 

 

              Matches are played by rules representative of the earliest days of the game in Colorado, with a heavy emphasis on living history interpretation and ‘‘thespianism’’ to reflect the competitive spirit being tempered by Victorian ideals of gentlemanly and fair play. Prospective gentlemen and lady ballists (players) should be aware that the CVBBA is not a competitive league, and game results are always subordinate to its educational and entertainment goals.

              The CVBBA is not only for ballists. A large number of civilian roles are utilized to carry off the full theatre of a late 1800s game: the umpire (who may tote a six-gun to maintain order and scare off the occasional coyote), tally-keeper, reporters, politicians, society ladies, suffragists, abolitionists and a host of cranks (spectators) are fully integrated into the show, and encouraged to make their presence felt.

              Vintage base ball is a relatively inexpensive hobby to become involved with. Uniforms can be obtained for $125 to $200, and costumes for cranks can be even less expensive. Most activities are easily concluded on a weekend afternoon, but for the adventurous, several overnight trips throughout the region are also planned every season. There are functions for every member of the family, and what better way is there to spend a leisurely day than with your family, enjoying the national pastime the way it was meant to be played!

2014 CVBBA Champions
Denver Blue Stockings

2013 CVBBA Champions
Central City Stars



 

Baseball

in

Colorado Springs

(Images of Baseball)

 

From our very own Roger "Digger' Hadix,

Colorado Springs sports historian and author!!



 

CVBBA players represented on the

2014 Phish Fuego CD Cover Art 

PHOTO: S.K. WIER   ARTIST: PACO POMET

From Left to Right:
"Swede" Peterson - "Rube" Foster - "Colorado" Phelan - "Suds" Knezevich - "Fearless" Foster - "Cyclone" Erickson

Rendition of original photo from 2012 Heritage Fair, FT. Lupton, Colorado

Membership Dues:

  • $35 for an individual
  • $50 for a Family Membership
  • Any current member in good standing is eligible to receive a $10 credit towards next yrs membership fee for recruiting new members! (You can recruit up to 5 to offset your "Family Membership", NO money will be transfered to following yrs.)


Upcoming Schedule:

May 30

Monthly Match 2

DENVER & RIO GRANDE REDS VS DENVER BLUE STOCKINGS

Home Field

12:00 NOON

Saturday
JUNE 6

Berthoud Days Event

DENVER BLUE STOCKINGS VS BERTHOUD BLUES

Berthoud, CO

1:00 PM

Saturday
June 6

Idalia Days Event

DENVER & RIO GRANDE REDS VS IDALIA

Idalia, CO 1:00 PM

Saturday

June 14

Living History Event
at Four Mile House, Denver, CO

CENTRAL CITY STARS VS DENVER BLUE STOCKINGS

Four Mile House
Denver, CO
1:00 PM Sunday
June 20

Bee Family Farm Event
at Bee Family Farms, Fort Collins, CO

CENTRAL CITY STARS VS DENVER BLUE STOCKINGS

Bee Family Farm
Fort Collins, CO
1:00 PM Saturday

 


 

The Official CVBBA Watering Hole

4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020




 

   

 

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