Mohicans Win 2nd MAVBBL Title!

The Mohican BBC of Kennett Square won its second MAVBBL title in 3 years with a 14-1 overall league record and a .933 winning percentage.

It won by half a game over the Eclipse BBC of Elkton who had a chance to win the championship but had to cancel its matchup with the champions in October.  Kennett’s lone league loss was at Talbot way back on May 19th when they dropped the 2nd game of a double header.  Besides going through the MAVBBL schedule like butter, they also won 3 out of 4 games in the Gettysburg Festival downing Moscow of Ohio, Lewes, and Connecticut while dropping a close 4-3 decision to the Eckford.  They also won both games at the Rising Sun Fall Festival downing the Brandywines and Addison Mountain Stars.

The Mohican now join several clubs as multiple winners of the league crown.  In 2018, the Elkton Eclipse and Brooklyn Atlantics tied for the title.  From 2014-2016 the Brooklyn Eckfords dominated the league win 3 in a row.  The old Milford Excelsiors won their only title in 2013 while taking it away from the 2012 champs, the Eclipse.  In 2010 and 2011 the Brooklyn Atlantics were on top and the initial crown was won by Elkton in 2009.

This year saw a lot of highlights including another Silver Ball Championship by the Talbot Fair Plays.  While it was a scorcher, 14 clubs from the MAVBBL participated in the Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival in July.  Several clubs participated in the Doc Adams Festival in Old Bethpage, NY in August while Providence also participated in the Rocky Point Historic Base Ball Festival.  Many thanks to the hundreds of 19th century ballists who play up and down the east coast each Summer.  Look for us again with even more clubs in 2020!

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