Ozark Mountain Country
2 Area Vintage Base Ball Teams
Thank you for your interest… You have the opportunity to be a part of the 1st ever Vintage Base Ball Teams in Ozark Mountain Country!
Branson Country Boomers
Ozark Mountain Legacies
Vintage Base Ball Club
Games: We will initially play 6-8 games per year… Having two teams in the area allows the teams to play each other. In order to be a member of the VBBA (Vintage Base Ball Association) – we need to play 6 games per year.
Rules: Our teams will be equipped to play by the 1860’s rules. We may also learn the 1858 and 1869 rules so that as we play other teams from different years, we are equipped.
IMPORTANT: Please take the time to read and thoroughly understand all 1860s rules here: http://vbba.org/rules-and-customs/1860-beadles-rules-with-interpretation/
Traveling: We have 1 team that will travel to play other teams and 1 team that will play teams that travel here. The teams closest to us are in Topeka, KS and the St. Louis area.
Cost: Our goal is to have minimal costs.
We are just asking that each player cover the costs of their vintage pants (approx. $27) and that each player provide their own black playing shoes with minimal logos.
We will cover the shirts, hats, vintage balls and vintage bats.
Please help us contact local businesses for donations to help defray some of these costs.
Important: Legacy Days Festival: September 21-23, 2018– Our Teams will be hosting the Legacy Days Vintage Base Ball Festival… Following is the Tentative Schedule:
Friday: 9/21/18 – For teams coming in Friday:
3:00 – Meet and greet at Ballparks; 1000 Pat Nash Drive, Branson, MO 65616
5:00 – Base Ball Demonstration for Community.
6:30 – Meet and Greet for all Team members (food provided). Base Ball activity/speaker… JET room at Ballparks of America.
10am – Games begin at Stockstill Park in Branson. 2 fields.
5:00pm – Evening Events/Shows – optional
ALL MATCHES WILL BE FULL 9 INNING MATCHES.
9:00 – Optional “Brush Arbor” Church service Stockstill Parkfor Ball Players (old-fashioned church service like they used to have here in these hills.) This is optional & non-denominational. This would be keeping with the set of core values the host City has identified, “Core Values to Champion Family, Faith, Friends, Flag and Future.” This is a way to serve the players as encouragement, to pray for their safety, team spirit & their families & provide a fun way to link how life was like in the past to the present.
10-noon approx. 2 fields – Vintage Base Ball Games
Noon -2 pm approx. 2 fields – Vintage Base Ball Games
2:00 – 4 pm approx 2 fields – Vintage Base Ball Games
4:00 – 6 pm approx. 2 fields – Vintage Base Ball Games
Depending on the final total number of teams, we are hoping that each team will be able to play 3 full nine frame matches. We will use authentic 1860 rule base ball with running, stealing, and leading off.
We are very excited to bring the team together. These teams will operate as Ambassadors of our unrivaled Ozark Mountain Country. We look forward to meeting you and bringing the Brand of Vintage Base Ball alive to our locals and visitors. See You Soon!
It’s time… to PLAY BALL!
Jory Rolf, Director – Ozark Mountain Legacy
Charlie Huston, Branson Fire Chief
Bobby Sutcliffe, General Manager, Ballparks of America
Ted Martin, Branson Fire Chief
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