Greetings Ballists & Cranks Alike!

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Cincinnati Vintage Base Ball Club will host four other vintage teams from around the Midwest to a day of base ball as it was played in 1869. The event is being held at Heritage Village and other sites around beautiful Sharon Woods Park in Sharonville, Ohio.

Come out and experience the exciting play of base ball before gloves, the sportsmanship of ballists who played before contracts and free-agency, and the unique atmosphere of our national pastime as it was meant to be played. This year, nines from Belleville, IL, Columbus, OH, and Upper Sandusky, OH, will play ball against our two host teams, the Cincinnati Buckeyes and the famous 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings... Be sure to give them your heartiest “Huzzah”!

But that’s not all. This year, Heritage Village is hosting FREE open house tours of the Village and its Victorian-era buildings during the Festival, along with free admission to the games on our main field.* There will also be typical base ball fare and refreshment, souvenirs to remember the day, and plenty of history come alive. Come out and join us for a full day of base ball in 1869!

*Sharon Woods is a Hamilton County Park, which charges $3 daily parking or $10 for the year.

Schedule of the Day

10:00 AM
Field One - Red Stockings vs. Stags
Field Two -
Highlanders vs. Capitals
Field Three - Buckeyes vs. Ghostriders

11:30 AM
Field One - Buckeyes vs. Capitals
Field Two - Red Stockings vs. Ghostriders

Field Three - Highlanders vs. Stags

1:00 PM
Field One - Highlanders vs. Ghostriders
Field Two - Buckeyes vs. Stags

Field Three - Red Stockings vs. Capitals

2:45PM - Base Ball Skills Contests

3:00PM - Dinner for Ballists & Their Families

Field Map

1 - Field One & Check-in Area
2 - Field Two

3 - Field Three
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- Recommended Parking

Directions to Heritage Village

Heritage Village Museum is located in Sharon Woods Park, Sharonville, Ohio (north of Cincinnati).

Using I-74 (from Indiana)
Take I-74 East to I-275 North. Take the Sharonville/ Route 42 exit (#46) and turn left off the ramp. Go straight for approximately 1 mile. Look for Sharon Woods Park entrance on the left.

Using I-71
Take I-71 North or South to I-275 West. Take the Sharonville/ Route 42 exit (#46) and turn left off the ramp. Go straight for approximately 1 mile. Look for Sharon Woods Park entrance on the left.

Using I-75
Take I-75 North or South to I-275 East. Take the Sharonville/ Route 42 exit (#46) and turn right off the ramp. Go straight for approximately 1 mile. Look for Sharon Woods Park entrance on the left.

Once Inside the Park...
Follow signs for the Sharon Centre to get to Heritage Village. Park in the large lot an enter the Village through the Sharon Centre. See above map for the other field locations.

Donations

Our club, the Cincinnati Vintage Base Ball Club, is a non-profit organization that strives to educate both adults and children on the roots of our national pastime. Proceeds from t-shirt sales help our club, or you can make a donation to the Club while at the Festival. As always, we appreciate your kind support!

If you cannot make the festival and would still like to donate to our club, please mail your checks to:

c/o Larry Phillips
135 W. 9th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

If you are a business and would like to make a donation, please contact us at contact@cincyvbb.com so that we may include your company logo in our festival program.

Please contact contact@cincyvbb.com for more information.
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