In the grandest display of living history, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball (TAoVBB) invites you to the grounds of the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, TN for the 2019 Sulphur Dell Cup Championship.
September 7-8, 2019, travel back in time to 1864, as ALL 12 teams from the TAoVBB will take the field in a display of 1864 Civil War-era barehanded Base Ball for the chance to hoist the Sulphur Dell Cup.
The Rippavilla Plantation will be comprised of the Cheairs Field and the McKissack Field. Saturday games on both are scheduled for 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. At the end of the Saturday matches, there will be four teams left standing. Sunday will have two Semi-Final matches at high noon followed by the Championship game at 2:30pm.
Admission is FREE to all TAoVBB matches.
The TAoVBB promotes living history by bringing the 19th Century to life through America’s past time sport of base ball utilizing the rules, equipment (or lack thereof), attire and culture of the Civil War era. The TAoVBB uses the game to promote cultural and educational programs for youth and adults alike. An emphasis is placed on honor, teamwork, respectful conduct and community pride throughout Middle and East Tennessee.
You will be witness to cheers of HUZZAH!! for outstanding catches, gasps as a daisy cutter whistles through the infield or a slap of the skin as a third base tender paws a line ball from the willow of a Muckle. You’ll hear the arbiter bellow out, “STRIKER TO THE LINE!” And see the great game of Base Ball as it was played by Civil War soldiers between battles.
Bring a chair or a blanket for comfort. Enjoy food trucks for your nourishment and come be a part of the Sulphur Dell Cup.
No Gloves. No Spittin. No Slidin. No Swearin!
Learn more at tennesseevintagebaseball.com.