Vintage Base Ball Offers Old-Time Feel to Big League Sport
● By Kevin
Photo courtesy of Matt Bartnicki.
The sport is usually played at open-airfields, museums or municipal parks. Vintage base ball feels like something out of a time machine, with players wearing period reproduction uniforms and playing by the rules of the late 1800s.
The name of the league is the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League. The Mohicans will play their 2015 home matches at the The Walker Reservation located on the corner of Newark and Upland Road. Matches are played on weekends only, April through September.
The Mohican Base Ball Club is based upon a club of the same name, one of the first known amateur baseball teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania. First organized on July 24, 1875, the Mohicans officially became an amateur ball club 11 years later in Kennett Square (1886-1920s) and was one of the pre-eminent amateur clubs in the state.
The modern day Mohicans wear uniforms replicating those worn by the original ball club. Matches are a unique blend of athletic competition and living history exhibition.
The club is a member of the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, an affiliation of 20 vintage base ball clubs from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Information and photos submitted by Matt Bartnicki
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