Vintage base ball (yes, it was two words in the 19th Century) is a loose term for baseball played by the rules, in the uniforms, and with the philosophy of the 1800's. Depending on the year played, the rules can change dramatically: for example, in the 1860's, pitchers threw underhand and a ball caught on one hop was an out. Regardless of year, only the catcher wears a glove in most vintage games.
Delaware County is home to three vintage base ball teams, with rich and storied histories and a passion for the game.
Learn more about the teams that make up the Delaware County Vintage Base Ball Association.
The teams of the Delaware County Vintage Base Ball Association are dedicated to producing historically-accurate and competitive nineteenth century base ball in a family friendly environment throughout Delaware County and the surrounding areas. All games are free and we welcome everyone to join us.
Want to learn more about any of our teams or events, please get in touch!