The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball does not discriminate against any person regardless of gender, age or ethnicity. All skill levels are encouraged, and you must be 18 to play.
---What We Do
Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball teams play by 1860s rules and customs, using authentic reproduction wooden bats and lemon peel base balls. No gloves are worn and there is no other equipment used. Each game has at least 9 innings and we generally play every other weekend from Late March until Early September.
The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball was established in 2013 to entertain and educate our communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball.
We promote living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes, and culture of the 1860s. We provide cultural enrichment and education programs and activities to youth and adults that emphasize honor, team play, respectful conduct and community pride. Our goal is to exemplify to youth and adults alike the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability.
---Who We Want To Play
Any Skill Level / Experience
Love for the game of baseball
Love for history
Love of sportsmanship
Our season ranges from late March to mid September
Teams play 11 regular season games plus the end of the year tournament and exhibition games.
Teams travel 3-4 times per year to other team regions (Knoxville, Chattanooga, & Nashville)
Teams generally practice 3-4 times throughout the season.
$100 for all new members. You will be invoiced after we receive your registration.
It takes around $175 per player to run the league. The remaining $75 is collected via league sponsorship and merchandise sales.
Differs depending on team, but we try to stay around $175 for complete uniform and cap.
Each player is responsible for purchasing their uniform.
The information contained in this form is also available in the most recently revised Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball Ballist's Manual, which can always be found here: http://tennesseevintagebaseball.com/ballist-manual
Please note, applicants must sign, acknowledge, and accept the information in the Ballist's Manual to be considered a member of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball. Receipt of this form and payment of fees are only for reserving a player's roster spot for 2023.
If a team you are registering for does not meet the minimum number of players signed up before January 15, 2023, the league reserves the right to assign you to another team. If you refuse transfer and elect not to play in 2023, your registration fee will be refunded.