The Straight Farmhouse Baseball Club of Nankin is a proud member of the Vintage Base Ball Association (VBBA).
The VBBA was formed on February 11, 1996, when delegates from thirteen clubs representing five states assembled in Columbus, Ohio. Their goal was to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first recorded base ball match between organized teams.
Using the National Association of Base Ball Players (c. 1858) as a model, the delegates formed the Vintage Base Ball Association.
The mission and purpose of the Vintage Base Ball Association shall be to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the game of base ball as it was played during its formative years in the nineteenth century and other historic eras.
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Straight Farmhouse Baseball Club of Nankin
2019 Straight Farmhouse Base Ball Club of Nankin
Inaugural Game Photos
Back before peanuts and cracker jacks, the game of base ball was played by people who just loved the game.
1860’s style baseball is based on the oldest known record of the rules set forth by Doc Adams and Alexander Cartwright in 1857 at the first meeting of the National Association of Base Ball players. Since then many have continued to keep up the spirit of the game as it was laid out then, and today more than 300 teams play these rules nationwide.
We in the former Nankin Township have gathered together with the Straight Farmhouse to start our very own base ball club which we have named The Straight Farmhouse Baseball Club of Nankin (SFBCN)! We are looking for players who love to play the game of base ball as it was intended to be played!
Interested in playing, or just learning more? Contact David Maxwell at: 248-962-5895.
2019 Inaugural Season