Welcome to the World of 19th Century Base Ball

This is the official site of the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League which plays base ball (two words) the same way it was played in 1864 using the same style uniforms and equipment and using the same rules and customs as were used just after the Civil War. 

The League in 2010 has more than doubled in size from 6 clubs in 2009 to 13 in 2010.  It now extends from Southern Virgina to New York City with the addition of some of the finest clubs in vintage base ball as well as some newcombers for the upcoming season.

The League is made up of 3 divisions: The Southern Division made up of Williamsburg, Potomac, Talbot and Arundel; The Northern Division consisting of Brooklyn, Flemington, New York, and Elizabeth; and the Eastern Division which includes Philadelphia, Delaware, Elkton, Havre de Grace and Chesapeake.

The league plays matches from the beginning of April until the end of October each year.  Each club is required to play each club in its own division at least once and no more than 4 times.  The club with the best winning percentage in each division will move on to post season play.

For more information about the league, please browse through this website for directions to individual clubs fields, schedules, results, links, press releases, and game of the week information as well as the rules and much more. After looking through our site, please come out and visit one of our fine matches located from southern Virginia to the south and as far north as Long Island, New York.  So step back in time to an era of gentlemanly play before million dollar contracts, televisions,….and gloves!

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