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savafan
06-29-2006, 03:28 AM
http://www.sportsfeatures.com/index.php?section=pp&action=show&id=31401

CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates America with a vintage-baseball extravaganza this upcoming weekend. The original Reds, the 1869 Red Stockings, are the stars during this fun and family-friendly weekend at the Reds Hall of Fame.



Kids will love meeting Red Stockings players and learning how to pitch and field the old-fashioned way. They'll check out children's toys from the 19th century and even try to make a 19th-century baseball. They can even pose for their own 1869 Red Stockings-style baseball card, in a Red Stockings uniform, personalized with their names, positions and other vital statistics. The photos are free with admission (limit one per family). These family-friendly activities will be available Saturday from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..



Sunday will also give Reds fans a chance to see vintage baseball in action. Stick around after the 1:15 p.m. Reds-Indians game for a three-inning showdown between the Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes on the field at Great American Ball Park. Watch as these two teams play authentic, 1869-style baseball, just as it was played with America’s first professional baseball team. This exhibition will begin approximately 30 minutes after the final out of the Reds-Indians game.



Regular admission prices to the Reds Hall of Fame will apply all weekend.



Prices are $8 per adult, $7 per active military, $6 per senior (55 and older), $5 per child (3-12; younger than 3 is free) and $5 with same-day game ticket. Game tickets are required for entry once the ballpark gates open (two hours prior to the start of the game). Group discounted prices are also available. For more information, please call (513) 765-7576. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling (513) 381-REDS or at www.reds.com.

vaticanplum
06-29-2006, 06:53 PM
Sunday will also give Reds fans a chance to see vintage baseball in action. Stick around after the 1:15 p.m. Reds-Indians game for a three-inning showdown between the Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes on the field at Great American Ball Park. Watch as these two teams play authentic, 1869-style baseball, just as it was played with America’s first professional baseball team. This exhibition will begin approximately 30 minutes after the final out of the Reds-Indians game.

Who are these people? Are they actual baseball players or Exhibition Joe Schmoes?

This whole thing sounds awesome by the way. Is anybody going?

ghettochild
06-29-2006, 07:02 PM
they're probably these guys (http://gorillamask.net/conanbaseball.shtml)

ochre
06-29-2006, 07:07 PM
Some of them might post here.

Chip R
06-29-2006, 07:13 PM
Who are these people? Are they actual baseball players or Exhibition Joe Schmoes?

This whole thing sounds awesome by the way. Is anybody going?

Glad you asked. I am actually one of "those people". We play 1860s rules base ball - that's 2 words, not one - throughout the area and the Midwest - we'll be coming to Downer's Grove on August 12. We have 2 teams in the area, the Cincinnati Red Stockings and my team the Cincinnati Buckeyes. The big difference is that we play with a bigger ball which is smaller than a regular softball and larger than a modern baseball and we do not use gloves. There are some other differences but I'll leave that to our web site http://www.cincyvbb.com/

I will be at the HOF in my Buckeyes' uniform on Saturday afternoon and will be playing in the game on Sunday after the Reds game. We did this last year and it was a great time. One of our guys even made a DVD for everyone on our teams. So we got to watch that and basically make fun of each other. ;) If you or anyone else has any questions, let me know.

TeamBoone
06-29-2006, 08:53 PM
I was there last year (can't make it this time)... it's fun. And Chip is the best player on the team!!!!

These teams (and others of the same vintage from all over the place) play a lot at Sharon Woods too. If you get a chance, go out and see them.

KittyDuran
06-30-2006, 12:58 AM
I was there last year (can't make it this time)... it's fun. And Chip is the best player on the team!!!!

These teams (and others of the same vintage from all over the place) play a lot at Sharon Woods too. If you get a chance, go out and see them.I was there too last year! Very interesting and fun... there is pbp and explains during the game.

Chip... will you be at all the Indians games or just Saturday and Sunday?

Chip R
06-30-2006, 09:12 AM
I was there too last year! Very interesting and fun... there is pbp and explains during the game.

Chip... will you be at all the Indians games or just Saturday and Sunday?

I will probably be there Saturday too. I do not think it is sold out yet.

vaticanplum
06-30-2006, 11:31 AM
Glad you asked. I am actually one of "those people". We play 1860s rules base ball - that's 2 words, not one - throughout the area and the Midwest - we'll be coming to Downer's Grove on August 12. We have 2 teams in the area, the Cincinnati Red Stockings and my team the Cincinnati Buckeyes. The big difference is that we play with a bigger ball which is smaller than a regular softball and larger than a modern baseball and we do not use gloves. There are some other differences but I'll leave that to our web site http://www.cincyvbb.com/

I will be at the HOF in my Buckeyes' uniform on Saturday afternoon and will be playing in the game on Sunday after the Reds game. We did this last year and it was a great time. One of our guys even made a DVD for everyone on our teams. So we got to watch that and basically make fun of each other. ;) If you or anyone else has any questions, let me know.

Oh that's sweet! I would love to see this, too bad I can't be there. I'll root for you, only time I can in good conscience root against the Red Stockings.

indyred
06-30-2006, 11:34 AM
Chip...anybody ever go deep in game. With the way the ball is flying out of there now, my bet someone jacks one Sunday. Or do the Reds, to not get shown up by you guys.... bring in a humidor and bring those ball out for this game;)

Chip R
06-30-2006, 12:01 PM
Chip...anybody ever go deep in game. With the way the ball is flying out of there now, my bet someone jacks one Sunday. Or do the Reds, to not get shown up by you guys.... bring in a humidor and bring those ball out for this game;)

Last year, during the game at GAB, we had one of our guys - not me - hit it to the LF wall on 1 bounce.

VP, you ought to check out some vintage teams in the area. As I said before, Downers Grove has a team (http://www.dgparks.org/catalog.cfm?dest=dir&linkid=2284&linkon=subsection) and there is a team called the Chicago Salmon but their web site and schedule (http://chicagosalmon.org/)doesn't make any mention of a home field. It's really a laid back atmosphere and people just love it. :)

vaticanplum
06-30-2006, 12:09 PM
Last year, during the game at GAB, we had one of our guys - not me - hit it to the LF wall on 1 bounce.

VP, you ought to check out some vintage teams in the area. As I said before, Downers Grove has a team (http://www.dgparks.org/catalog.cfm?dest=dir&linkid=2284&linkon=subsection) and there is a team called the Chicago Salmon but their web site and schedule (http://chicagosalmon.org/)doesn't make any mention of a home field. It's really a laid back atmosphere and people just love it. :)

They have a game coming up at the Historical Society! Awesome! Thanks Chip.

The pictures are terrific, and so are the NICKNAMES. Do you have a nickname? I can't believe I didn't know this existed. Is someone taking pictures this weekend and can post them?

Chip R
06-30-2006, 12:15 PM
They have a game coming up at the Historical Society! Awesome! Thanks Chip.

The pictures are terrific, and so are the NICKNAMES. Do you have a nickname? I can't believe I didn't know this existed. Is someone taking pictures this weekend and can post them?

I am called "Leadfoot" because I am not a very fast runner. Come over to DG and say hello when they have that festival in August.

vaticanplum
06-30-2006, 12:19 PM
I am called "Leadfoot" because I am not a very fast runner. Come over to DG and say hello when they have that festival in August.

I will definitely try...especially since I just realized I'm going to be out of town for that Historical Society game :rolleyes:

vaticanplum
07-05-2006, 06:39 PM
Hey...any reports or pictures from this?

Chip R
07-05-2006, 08:39 PM
Hey...any reports or pictures from this?

The Cincinnati Buckeyes (my team) came up on the short end of the scoreboard losing 6 to 3 to the Red Stockings. I pitched the 2nd inning where the Stockings scored 3 runs so technically I would be the loser. I popped out to 3rd in my only AB. It was very hot but it was fun. A lot of people stayed around to watch. There was a pretty big crowd behind the visitors dugout rooting us on. As for pictures, someone sent me an e mail with pictures he scanned from the Enquirer but I cannot open it and it is too big to send to another e mail account cause it is like 2 gigs. I will look around on the Enquirer site to see if they still have those pics on there.

GAC
07-05-2006, 08:46 PM
Hey Chip! Got your email info.

For those interested - Chip's team is playing up my way this Sunday, July 9th at Piatt Castles outside of West Liberty, Ohio.

It's just a stones throw from my home rebuild. ;)

Gametime is 2 PM.

I'll be there Chip.