The second annual Vintage Baseball Doubleheader between fans of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, SC and the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston,GA was held Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Cobb Field in Royston.
The host Ty Cobb team treated their visitors to tours of the Ty Cobb Museum, fun rides to the ball field in a horse-drawn wagon, and Coca-Colas in Ty Cobb collectible bottles!
1860’s rules and terminology were enforced by the "judge,” 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” were able to win both games but all fans and players had a wonderful day of fun and fellowship.
Thanks to players, fans, sponsors and volunteers of both museums in making this second 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 for news on the 2011 games.