SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017 11:00am
VS. MOHICAN BBC OF KENNETT SQUARE
Field Location: corner of Newark and Upland Roads in beautiful Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2017, 11:00AM
MASON DIXON 19TH CENTURY BASE BALL FESTIVAL
5 CLUBS COMPETE ALL DAY FOR THE MASON DIXON CUP
Field Location: Dove Valley Vineyard, 645 Harrington Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 12;00PM
VS. DIAMOND STATE BBC OF DELAWARE
Field Location: HAGLEY MUSEUM, 200 Hagley Creek Rd, 19807 Wilmington, Delaware
The Rising Sun Base Ball Club participated in the annual festival in Gettysburg, Pennsylavania on July 15 and 16th. The club had a grand time as always with old and new friends. The club was able to defeat Gettysburg, Chelsea, Lewes and Addison to go undefeated in their first ever Gettysburg Festival appearance. Special thanks to event organizers, sponsors and volunteers for such a fine event.
On July 30 the club traveled to Jerusalem Mill in Baltimore County, Maryland. The club garnered two wins defeating the Chesapeake Nine and the Cincinnati Red Stockings. A well hosted event by our friends the Chesapeake Nine and a true honor to play a storied cub like Cincinnati. A tremendous crab feast was enjoyed post game.
Banker Rodenbaugh found an old Rising Sun Base Ball Club boxscore from October 17, 1866. Rising Sun beat handily the Eureka Club of West Nottingham PA by a score of 73-40. It looks like their RF was just as awesome our current incarnation, Doc Yetzer. No outs made and 11 runs scored.
Greg “Banker” Rodenbaugh and Brian “Tex” Besancon ventured into Philadelphia to attend the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball Annual Presidents and Scheduling Meeting. We learned about several interesting aspects of the 1860’s game and the establishment of the rules. For instance, the line extending from the center of the plate was added to restrict the striker from running up towards the pitcher and hitting the ball and potentially injuring the pitcher. If both of the striker’s feet are in front of the line, then the striker is automatically out should he strike the ball. We also were reminded by Pigtail, co-founder of the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn (predecessor of the Brooklyn Dodgers), that people watching the game in 1864 were spectators, not cranks; the pitcher was just that, not a hurler; and the game was called by an umpire, not an arbiter.
After the meeting, we completed our schedule for the 2016, adding games on Sunday September 18th in the Navy Yard Festival hosted by the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia to our otherwise full schedule.
The preliminary schedule for 2016:
The Rising Sun Base Ball Club finished the 2015 season 19-7, continuing the improvement from the previous two years (8-17 in 2013 and 14-14 in 2014). Rising Sun got a big year from MVP Doc Yetzer and benefitted from the addition of freshman ballists Eric “Dirt” Campion and “Cousin Carl”to improve their record considerably over the previous years.
October 13, 2014
Sunday we completed our second season in the MAVBBL. The Strasburg R.R. Tournament is a grand event. We acquired new friends and new supporters in Lancaster County. Although we fell to Elkton and Harrisburg, we were victorious over Philadelphia. We followed the day with a fine meal at Fireside Tavern. Thank you to Strasburg Railroad, The Verdan Family, the Elkton Eclipse and everyone who worked the event.
Thank you Cecil County Parks and Rec for the home field this season. Thanks to our opponnents, we will see you next year. Last but not least a warm and heartfelt THANK YOU! to our families, friends and fans for all the support this season. We made great strides and couldn’t have done it without your love and support. We will build on it for the season to come. Our final record for 2014, 14 W – 14 L. Huzzah