Vintage Game - 2009


A vintage baseball doubleheader between fans of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston,GA was held Saturday, Sept 5, 2009, at Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Ball Park in Greenville, SC.

The “First Pitch” ceremony featured Ty Cobb’s granddaughter, Peggy Cobb Schug throwing to Joe Jackson’s great-great-great niece, Allison Kate Jackson.


1860’s rules and terminology were enforced by "referee”  Matt McRee, including no gloves, no cleats, and no helmets.  With catches on first bounce counting as outs and no walks, the emphasis of these vintage games is on hitting, base-running and defense.

The “Shoeless Joes” prevailed in the opening game 5-4 thanks to a game-saving catch in deep left field by Joe’s “ballist” (player) Dan Wallach off the bat of “striker” and “Georgia Peaches” coach Aaron Brister.  

The “ Georgia Peaches” took the second game 3-2, on a heroic comeback in the seventh inning with Austin Cobb and Michael Farmer racing home with the tying and  winning runs.

Thanks to players, fans, sponsors and volunteers of both museums in making this inaugural Vintage Game between the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and the Ty Cobb Museum such a rousing success!  We plan to continue this event as an annual tradition.   Please check back here next Fall for news on the 2010 games.


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Click to view the "Tally Sheets" from the games