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WELCOME TO OUR 22ND SEASON 2014

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

2014 PHISH FUEGO CD COVER ART RENDITION OF ORIGINAL PHOTO FROM 2012 HERITAGE FAIR FT. LUPTON

PHOTO: S.K. WIER   ARTIST: PACO POMET

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!

     2013 WARREN BALL PARK BISBEE ARIZONA

     2012 FT. LUPTON COLORADO

 

     2013 DENVER 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.)
  • New flyers to promote CVBBA can be downloaded here

Upcoming Schedule:

SEP 6 STARS VS BLUE STOCKINGS  LOVELAND  1:00 PM  SATURDAY 
 SEP 13 STARS VS BLUE STOCKINGS  RIVERSIDE CEMETARY  10:00 AM  SATURDAY 
SEP 28 WALKER BOYS VS REDS WALKER RANCH 12:00 NOON SUNDAY
OCT 4 REDS VS STARS VS BLUE STOCKINGS 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF

136TH AND LOWELL

SHEPARD OF LOVE FIELD

11:00 AM

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