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September 24, 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Archbold, OH – Families can enjoy an afternoon of old-time base ball on Saturday, September 24 as the Great Black Swamp Frogs, Elkhart County Railroaders and the Sauder Village Windmills gather for a Vintage Base Ball Tournament at Sauder Village. With base ball games being played using rules from the 1860s and a chance for kids to run the bases, this fun-filled event is sure to be a big hit with families throughout the region!


While vintage base ball is fundamentally the same as the game today, there are differences in rules, strategies, and equipment. Vintage base ball games typically reenact game play from the 1860s. The attire is far different from modern uniforms and no one wears a glove. The pitcher delivers the ball underhand and players can record outs on balls that bounce before being caught. Foul balls are not strikes and the umpire may ask players and spectators for assistance in making decisions. 


There will be three vintage base ball games played throughout the afternoon in the pasture area at Sauder Village. Game times are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The winning team will receive the hand-made travelling trophy made at Sauder Village. Between the games, children will have a chance to run the bases. A schedule of games is available online at 

Sauder Village
22611 ST RT 2

Archbold, OH 43502
Vintage Base Ball Tournament at SAuder Village, Sept 24th
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Vintage Base Ball Tournament at Sauder Village

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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