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Welcome to the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association 2015 Season -- In need of information for ordering uniforms and other peroid clothing, Check out our NEW "Uniform Ordering Info" page which you'll find on the upper navigation bar. -- Don't Forget to 'LIKE' us on Facebook, Link below -- Are you a player that wants to go to Bisbee, AZ? Need help with directions? Our MAPS on the SCHEDULE Page should guide you. CONTACT US with questions about lodging.

 

            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

 

 

The Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association will be attending

The 6th Annual Copper City Classic


At the Historic Warren Ballpark in Bisbee, Arizona

Saturday April 11th & Sunday 12th

2015


 

Baseball

in

Colorado Springs

(Images of Baseball)


From our very own Roger "Digger' Hadix,

Colorado Springs sports historian and author!!

 

 

2014 PHISH FUEGO CD COVER ART

RENDITION OF ORIGINAL PHOTO FROM 2012 HERITAGE FAIR FT. LUPTON

SWEDE PETERSON, RUBE FOSTER, COLORADO PHELAN, SUDS KNEZEVICH, FEARLESS FOSTER, CYCLONE ERICKSON

PHOTO: S.K. WIER   ARTIST: PACO POMET

 

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:

 

MAR 28

PRACTICE

60s & SUN

HOME FIELD 11:00 AM SATURDAY

APR 04

PRACTICE**

60s & PART SUN

HOME FIELD 11:00 AM SATURDAY

APR 11

PRACTICE

50s & CLOUDY

HOME FIELD 11:00 AM SATURDAY
APR 18

OPENING DAY

CENTRAL CITY STARS VS DENVER BLUE STOCKINGS

HOME FIELD 12:00 NOON SATURDAY

 **April 11th is also Game Day 1 for Bisbee, AZ Tournament**

The Official CVBBA Watering Hole

4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

         

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