Vermilion Voles vintage base ball has two home games this weekend

240 This weekend, the Vermilion Voles play their first two home game of 2010 at Kennekuk County Park.  The Voles are the local vintage base ball team, playing by the rules of 1858. 

Saturday’s game is against their rivals Deep River Grinders.  On Sunday, they play the St Louis Unions.  Their schedule doesn’t specify but I believe the games start at 1pm or so  the games start at 2pm. 

Check out the Vermilion Voles website for directions and other info.  PS… they’re on Facebook too.

If you want to get a sense of what a vintage base ball game is all about, I did a pretty good write-up when I went to the Uncle Joe Cannon’s Jamboree Tournament in 2008 complete with photos.

So if you are in the East Central Illinois area, stop by for some good ol’ fashioned base ball fun.

[Update] I saw Voles captain Jim Knoblauch (pictured above) in the local paper today.  They had him list his ten favorite baseball players.  My favorite was Chuck Knoblauch “because his name looked so cool in the box score”. 

To be honest, it took two seconds for that to sink in.  I guess only because Jim pronounces the ‘K”.

[Update] On Sunday, it’s a doublehheader.  Twice the fun!

One Response to “Vermilion Voles vintage base ball has two home games this weekend”

  1. The start times for the home games at least are on the website. We’ll post the start times for our away games as we find out.

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