1st Philadelphia Festival a Success!

Despite the threat of stormy weather all weekend, 12 MAVBBL clubs got together at the Philadelphia Navy Yard to celebrate 19th century base ball and show the public how the game was played in 1864.  The Athletic Club of Philadelphia put on a great show as clubs from all over the league got together for a fun festival.  There was no pressure of a winner and clubs that came out on the wrong side of the boxscore didn’t go home dejected, but rather they left getting to play someone they either had not seen for a while or never saw before.  The schedule was set so the New York clubs would get a chance to square off against foes it had only seen on paper from Washington, Arundel, and Mechanicsburg.  Clubs from Easton, Elkton, and Chesapeake City got to play teams from New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania as well as New York.  Make sure you check out the scores posted in the results page (see the column on the right side) to see who won what games.  This weekend though, everyone was a winner.  Special thanks to the clubs that participated: Philadelphia (host), Delaware, Talbot, Elkton, Mechanicsburg, Chesapeake, Arundel, Flemington, Potomac, New York Gothams, Flemington, and Chesapeake City.

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