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Voles host Uncle Joe Cannon Base Ball Jamboree

Yesterday at beautiful Kennekuk State Park near Danville, Illinois, the Vermilion Voles vintage base ball team hosted the 2012 Uncle Joe Cannon Base Ball Jamboree and I was a happy spectator.  Other fine participants in the tournament were the Indianapolis … Continue reading

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July 7th Northern Illinois Vintage Base Ball Tournament (and what’s a tintypist?)

A few weeks ago, I plugged a vintage base ball event at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.  It’s happening tomorrow and I managed to wrangle a ride with one of the players on the Vermilion Voles, the local team here.  … Continue reading

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Rub-down: Lena Blackburne’s Baseball Rubbing Mud at the HOF

Here’s a “down-to-earth” story for you.  The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has posted an article about Baseball Rubbing Mud.  Discovered by then Philadelphia Athletics third base coach Lena Blackburne and now produced by Jim Bintliff, Blackburne’s Baseball Rubbing … Continue reading

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Base Ball at Cantigny: Vintage Base Ball tournament July 7th

Baseball fans in the Illinois-Wisconsin-Indiana area might find this interesting.  There will be a vintage base ball tournament at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois on July 7, 2012.  As of now there will be ten teams participating including my favorite … Continue reading

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