by Cassie Mattia
Batavia, Ohio – Clermont County will bring vintage baseball to a city near you! It was announced on October 26 in a press release from the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau that they would partner with Olympic Fields to host the 2021 National Showcase of Vintage Baseball. The prestigious baseball event is scheduled for June 12 and 13, 2021.
The Vintage Baseball theme is meant to represent the rules and customs of baseball clubs and origins from the 19th century. The National Showcase is played with rules and uniforms from the 1850s, 1860s and 1880s.
The respected event is set to bring in at least 40 teams from across the United States with 15 players on each team. The baseball showcase, which will be managed by the Oaks of Locust Corner BBC and the Moscow Monarchs BBC, expects nearly 500 spectators present with an estimated 650 hotel rooms in Clermont County booked, creating an estimated $ 300,000 for the county’s economy, Discover Clermont County’s press release. If the first year proves successful, the annual baseball event is held annually in Clermont County.
There will be some differences in the way vintage baseball games are played compared to today. There will only be an underhand throw to the batter (tip), there will be no fences, no gloves will be used, and the ball will be allowed to be played by a bouncer.
In addition to all the baseball fun, those who attend the baseball showcase will be able to get Cincinnati’s best food, make beer, as well as shop at local baseball vendors and enjoy live music!