Vintage Baseball Tourney at Genesee Country Museum Aug. 11-13

Vintage Baseball Tourney at Genesee Country Museum Aug. 11-13

Top vintage base ball teams from around the Northeast will gather at the Genesee Country Village & Museum for three days of old-fashioned play in the 15th Annual National Silver Ball Tournament Friday-Sunday, August 11-13.

All games in the round-robin tournament are played by 1860s rules – no gloves or protective equipment allowed.

The Championship Game is played at 2 p.m. Sunday at the museum’s Silver Base Ball Park, the nation’s first – and finest – recreated 19th-century baseball park.

Participating teams hail from Ohio, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Maine and Ontario, Canada, along with teams from the museum’s vintage baseball program, introduced in 2001.

The museum’s two ladies’ teams – Brooks Grove Belles and Priscilla Porter’s ladies clubs – will play an exhibition match on Sunday.

Half-price admission ($9 adults, $5 youth, $7.50 seniors and students with ID) will be in effect during the tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

For further information, visit www.gcv.org or call (585) 294-8218.


GCVM is the largest living history museum in New York State with the largest collection of historic buildings in the Northeast. The museum, with its  John L. Wehle Gallery, working brewery, vintage base ball and Genesee Country Nature Center, is open 10am-4pm Tuesdays-Sundays and located in Mumford, 20 miles southwest of Rochester and 45 miles east of Buffalo..

General admission is $18 adults; $10 youths 4-18; $15 seniors 62+ and students with ID; free to children three and under.  Special event admission is $22 adult; $14 youths 4-18; $19 seniors 62+ and students with ID; free to children three and under.