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Matthew “Black Bart” Bartnicki

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State Where You Reside:   Pennsylvania


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

  • 2015 – elected VBBA Trustee

Base Ball Experience:

I have played 19th century base ball since 2012 for the Diamond State BBC of Wilmington DE.  I’m in my 2nd year as field captain and club VP.  I quickly fell in love with the game after my first match.  Left Field is my main position on the green pastures.  I’ve also played a match or two for the following clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Atlas BBC of Delaware City DE, Brandywine BBC of West Chester PA, Mohican BBC of Kennett Square PA, Keystone Nine of Harrisburg PA, Athletic BBC of Philadelphia PA, Lewes BBC of Lewes DE, Excelsior BBC of Milford DE, Mutual BBC of New York, Eckford BBC of Brooklyn.

I also helped start up the Brandywines and Mohicans a few years back.  My goal is to spread the game into Lancaster PA, Reading PA, York PA and Allentown PA by 2016


I live in West Chester PA.  I’m 27  years old.  When I’m not rooting for my favorite vintage base ball clubs I’m rooting for my Philadelphia sports teams. Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers.  I’m currently working in security and umpiring baseball in south eastern PA.