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Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League 2014-2015

Looking for something to do this offseason? Why not try playing old-timey baseball?

Charlie Gebow

Have you ever wanted to play in a sort of low-key rec Baseball league, but the rules were kind of different? And you wore different kinds of uniforms? Well you're in luck, because the Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League is playing this fall, and player sign ups are happening soon.

I've written about it before on this website
, but it's a league that I, personally, have been playing in since 2010, and it's a lot of fun. The rules are essentially 1860s rules, which primarily means underhanded pitching, different rules on put outs, and a lot of anachronistic terms for things that you know well in Baseball.

The season will start around late October, and there are plenty of teams in the valley to join up with if that interests you. There is also one in Cochise County, and as of this season, a second team in Tucson. And who has two thumbs and is the captain of it? THIS GUY! The team is nameless as of now (I've been throwing around ideas on twitter.), but it's exciting for the growth of the league in Southern Arizona.

You can read more about the intricacies of the league as well as find a team you might want to join up with at the league website.

If you want to see it in action, below is a YouTube Video of some footage taken on Japanese TV from 2011 at the Copper City Classic, an end of the year tournament played at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee. (And take note that the reporter from the segment is wearing the right kind of gear during his studio time)

If you have any questions or interest, please feel free to ask in the comments, or E-Mail the captain of the team you might be interested in playing for on the team section of the website.