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2018 VBBA Conference

March 23, 2018, 3:00pm - March 25, 2018, 11:00am

The Menomonie Blue Caps base ball club extends an invitation to ballists far and wide to join us in the fair city of Menomonie, Wisconsin on March 23-25 to participate in the 2018 Vintage Base Ball Association Conference. Under the theme “The Old Ball Game” we will celebrate the spirit and traditions of the best game there is — base ball! This event is open to the public! Conference Price - $55 (includes Friday night mixer, lunch and dinner Saturday, VBBF base ball, and an exclusive T-shirt). Hotel reservation can be made at our sponsor hotel, Best Western Plus at 715-235-5664. (mention the VBBA conference to get reduced rate). Friday - Registration, Silent Auction, Mixer (food, drinks, live music) Saturday - 3 Breakout session, Base Balll (snow or shine), Keynote Speaker & Dinner at the historic Mabel Tainter Theater for the Arts. Sunday - Closing statements and possible more base ball. Find all the information below and please feel free to contact us with any questions. vbbaconference.wordpress.com/

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Dog gone those cricketeers. March 7, 1857, New York Clipper. ...

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For those of you that might be into "box scores", here is one you dont see very often.. a box score for pigeon shooting ! Just a fun little post for today.. amazing what you run across when doing some base ball research.. ...

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As I was reading through some of the 1856 New York Clipper newspapers, I noticed there really wasnt too much noted about the games of base ball. Or not as much as I had been used to seeing.. whether it be box scores, or stories in general. And it turns out, there were some readers that felt the same way.. or maybe.. there really wasnt all that much base ball being played that year ?? ...

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Not sure how to categorize these little ditties.. but I will call one "lazy journalism".. read after the bottom of the box score..Maybe they just werent a fan of base ball...New York Clipper 9-13-1856, and the other one files under "just tell us how you really feel".. New York Clipper...12-20-1856 ...

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