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19th Century Baseball Tournament

Before you roll your eyes and think, “Oh jeez, not a bunch of septuagenarians trying to play baseball”, this event is different! The Vintage 9 Foundation and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association are turning the clock back 125+ years to bring you a national championship played with all the rules and equipment circa 1886! So "VINTAGE WORLD SERIES" means some of the most talented players from across the country wearing old fashioned style base ball (the game was originally written as two words) knickers, wielding heavy fat handled bats, catching with web-less mitts no bigger than your own backyard gardening glove, abiding by gentlemen's rules that have faded or been lost over the years. It's fast, it's exciting, it's unpredictable, and most of all, it's not to be missed!! COME JOIN IN THE FUN!learn more


Manny 'Scraps' Gonzalez tagging out Steve Finley in San Jose, CA 2009

Brady Anderson in San Jose, CA 2009
Notable MLB Alumni Heroes will be Playing!

The Vintage World Series will feature four of the very best vintage base ball teams in the country. And EVERY one of the teams will include All-Star, Hall of Fame, or World Series winning Major League Baseball alumni, who will don their spikes once again--connecting the game of yesteryear with the game of today.

Remember Kevin Mitchell's barehanded catch? On August 16th, 17th, and 18th he'll be displaying those skills again. But not just because of his National League MVP talent... because the 1880's rules REQUIRE him to! All the Legends will be signing autographs and chatting with fans; come meet them as they compete for a pennant one more time! PLUS, meet the very special event emcee, Hall of Fame NFL alumnus Nick Lowery!learn more

FREE Youth Baseball Clinic with MLB Alumni

The Vintage 9 Foundation, in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (www.mlbpaa.com), will be hosting a FREE clinic for young ballplayers ages 6-16. In a multi-station format, MLB Legends will stress the importance of education, share American history lessons, and teach baseball fundamentals. The Vintage World Series Youth Clinic is a uniquely enriching experience for kids as the Legends offer the wisdom they've gleaned from a lifetime spent within our national pastime.

DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO BE ON THE FIELD WITH MAJOR LEAGUE GREATS!learn more

DATES AND TIMES

Friday, August 16, 2013 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 18, 2013 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

VENUE AND LOCATION

Historic Washington Park Baseball Field is a 78 year old ballpark that has been the field of choice for many teams and many players, two of which were Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio during the mid to late 30's.

TICKETS

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE

Tickets are just $4.00 for a full day of fun with the Legends (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday). Or get an all-event pass to get into all games and festivities for the whole weekend for only $10.00!! Kids 12 and under are FREE!
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Plus every ticket grants free membership into the Vintge 9 Foundation Fan Club

PRESENTED BY

Through old fashioned baseball games--played with all the equipment, uniforms, and rules from the 19th century--the Vintage 9 Foundation pursues three core missions:

  1. Preserving the rich history of our national pastime.
  2. Ensuring that the game and its retired, legendary players stay relevant for today's youth.
  3. Raising money to support children's charities.
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