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Board Members

Brian Travers

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State Where You Reside:           Salem, MA              

Number of Years on the Board and Role(s):  

  • 2015 – 2017 VBBA Trustee

Base Ball Experience:  

I began playing vintage base ball in 2000 for the 1884 Providence Grays and have served as a captain on the team since that first season. I am primarily the overhand pitcher and underhand first baseman. Besides games all over New England, we have traveled each year to play clubs in New York and New Jersey and have played in Gettysburg each of the last 4 seasons at the annual festival. I have also played for the past couple of seasons for the Portsmouth Rockinghams of the Essex Vintage Base Ball League in MA.


My wife, Stephanie, and I have two sons, Owen (6) and Jack (2). I have been a mathematics professor at Salem State University since receiving my PhD from the University of Rhode Island in 2004.


If you are interested in supporting the VBBA by serving on one of the committees below, please contact the committee chair listed below.

Rules and Customs Committee

The VBBA Rules and Custom Committee shall conduct appropriate historical research into the way the game was played in the mid-nineteenth century and other historical eras and shall share its findings with the Association and member clubs in order to establish and improve historical authenticity. The scope of the committee shall include customs, uniforms, equipment, and conventions as well as the dissemination of and interpretation of rules. Feel free to email the committee with your questions and concerns at

Marketing Committee

Helen DeGeatano

Organizational Structure

Jim Kimnach

East Coast Regional Liaison

John Shanahan

West Coast Regional Liaison

Aaron Staab

Membership Committee

Corky Gaskell

Nominating Committee

Gary Schiappacasse, Doug Ernst, and VBBA Member in Good Standing to be named by the President

Judiciary Committee

John Shanahan, Corky Gaskell, Helen DeGeatano

Communications Committee

Gary Schiappacasse (Chair), Doug Ernst (Newsletter Editor), Dylan Schuster (Webmaster), Doug Ernst, Corky Gaskell, Erik Sjogren (Technology Consultant)

Sideline Interpreter Committee

Gib Young, Doug Ernst

Convention Committee

Gary Schiappacasse (Chair), Corky Gaskell, Dennis Wiegmann