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Eric “Spalding” Miklich

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State Where You Reside:           New York                

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

  • 2005 – 2006 VBBA Trustee
  • 2009-2013 VBBA Historian
  • 2014                         VBBA Secretary
  • 2015 – Present VBBA Historian                                                                                                            Base Ball Experience:

Team Historian, Scheduler for the Eckford BBC

Atlantic of Brooklyn BBC; 1999

Mutual Club of New York; 2000-2009 (Founding Member)

Liberty BBC (CT); 2010– Present (Founding Member)

Eckford of Brooklyn BBC; 2011-Present (Founding Member)

19th Century BB Coordinator, Old Bethpage Village; 2000-2009

Owner; 19C Base Ball Inc. and

Author; The Rules of the Game (Self-published)

Co-author; Forfeits and Successfully Protested Games in Major League Baseball (McFarland & Co.)

Contributing Author; Major League Baseball Profiles, 1871-1900, Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Nebraska Press)

Approaching 800 matches

Won over 300 games


Lives in North Babylon, NY and has one daughter, Christina (11).


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