This is a great weekend for 19th century base ball in the region as Summer winds down. Some clubs start winding down at Labor Day while others will go on until the end of October. The highlight of the weekend is the Maryland 19th Century Base Ball Championship Tournament in Jerusalem Mill, MD home of the Chesapeake Nine. The action starts at 10am with two first round games. The first game features the #3 seeded Talbot Fair Plays vs the #6 Arundel Excelsiors. The winner will play the Potomac Nine of Washington at noon. In the other half of the bracket, the Havre de Grace Dauntless will face the Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore at 10am with the victor getting the Elkton Eclipse at noon. Consolation games for 3rd place will take place at 2pm and 4pm and the Championship takes place at 4:05pm. This is the 4th annual championship tournament. The first one was in Easton, the second in Elkton, the third in Havre de Grace. Plenty of action for the 19th century base ball enthusiast all day long. Free admission. Check Chesapeake’s website or click directions to find Jerusalem Mill.
In other action, make sure you check out the Athletic of Philadelphia when they travel down to visit the Diamond States. The last time they played each other was October 28th…of 1865 so you don’t want to miss the renewal of this rivalry. Make sure you go to the MAVBBL in the Press to check out a preview of this match.