Vintage Games

In 2009, the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville, SC and the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, GA began a annual tradition of a Vintage Base Ball doubleheader between teams made up of volunteers and fans of each Museum.

The 2014 games were played on Saturday, Oct 18 in Royston on a beautiful Fall day.  The Shoeless Joe team regained the trophy that is awarded to the team winning the first game of the doubleheader.   The Ty Cobb team won the second game with all players from both teams, from little kids to grizzled veterans, having a fine time trying our skills at the game Joe and Ty loved. 

Click here for Highlights, Scorebook and Photos from our 2014 games.

Click here for Vintage Baseball Rules and Terminology.


The 2013 Vintage Doubleheader was played Saturday, Sep 21 at Shoeless Joe Jackson Park in Greenville.  The cool weather and light drizzle did not dampen the enthusiam as the teams played into extra-innings to break a 2-2 tie in the first game with the Ty Cobb squad taking home the game trophy that was introduced in 2013.    The Shoeless Joe had a huge roster of 36 players in both games, and the smaller Ty Cobb team was able to win the second game as well. 


The 2012 games were played on Saturday, September 8 at Ty Cobb field near the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, Georgia.   The Ty Cobb team won the opening game 4-2 with a team led by several local college players and, despite our first rain-out ever early in the second game of the doubleheader, all players and fans enjoyed our wonderful day of baseball and fellowship between our two museums.


The 2011 Vintage Games were held in Greenville on October 22 at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Park at Brandon Mill, where a young Joe Jackson began his baseball career.    The weather was spectacular and all players and fans enjoyed a wonderful day of "base ball" and fellowship.

Click the microphone or link below for a really nice audio announcement promoting our games:  

Click for Audio Annoucement !! -

PSA compliments of WMUU, Greenville, SC


The 2010 Vintage Doubleheader made its "Georgia debut" on October 23 in Royston on a beautiful "country ballpark" behind the Ty Cobb Museum.   Both teams had rosters of 15 enthusiastic players, including several young ladies and several children, and the Shoeless Joes were able to win both games.
  

In our inaugural game in 2009, The “First Pitch” ceremony featured Ty Cobb’s granddaughter, Peggy Cobb Schug throwing to Joe Jackson’s great-great-great niece, Allison Kate Jackson.  The teams spit the double-header with the Joes taking the first game and the "Peaches" winning the nightcap.

        

The Vintage Games follow 1860’s rules and terminology which are enforced by an on-field "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, and promoting the history of the great game of baseball.

Click here for Vintage Baseball Rules and Terminology.

Click here for Highlights, Scorebooks, and Photos from our 2014 games.

Click here for Highlights from our 2013 games.

Click here for Highlights and Photos from our 2012 games.

Click here for Highlights and Photos from our 2011 games.

Click here for Highlights and Photos from our 2010 games.

Click here for Highlights and Photos from our 2009 games.

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