The Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club is a Vintage Base Ball Club out of Cleveland Ohio, and patterned after the Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club of the National League (1878-1884), playing by 1860-1878 base ball rules.
Below you'll find current news about the Cleveland Blues including our next event. Please take a look around to learn more about vintage base ball, the equipment used in the 1860s, the historical Blues and the modern Blues. We hope to see you at a match this summer!
The Cleveland Blues will make their first appearance at historic League Park this weekend. This will be the first time the Blues have played at the hollowed grounds since the reopening ceremony following its renovation.
On May 1, 1891 Ty Cobb pitched for the Cleveland Spiders in the first game ever played at League Park. And, on August 23, 2014, after years of renovations, League Park reopened with a new turf field, outfield fences, bleachers and a museum seeking to preserve its rich history and that of Cleveland base ball.
There will be three matches on Sunday beginning at noon. The Blues will face the visiting Canal Dover Redlegs and Forest City's BBC. The Reflags and Forest City's will face off against each other as well. As always, the matches are free and open to the public.
You can find out more about League Park and its history by visiting LeaguePark.org.
The Cleveland Blues will attend only four more Cleveland Indians' Block parties in 2016. A Fan favorite, the Cleveland Indian's Block Parties (formerly Rally Alley) allow fans to interact with various local talents a few hours prior to select Indians' home games. The Blues frequently take this opportunity to spread the word of vintage baseball and have more time to interact with fans that a weekend match allows. This month will see the last four Block Parties of 2016 that the Blues will be at. Representatives from the club will be in Heritage Park (gate C / center field) two hours before first pitch of the following games: July 8, 9, 29, and 30. Stop out and hear more about this wonderful game, inspect the equipment we use and get your picture taken.
The Forest City's Base Ball Club went 3-0 at the 2016 Western Reserve Cup to claim title. It was a hard hitting and great defensive display by the nine from Forest City's that made them more than a handful for the other three clubs. They played nearly flawless base ball all day to help them claim their first Western Reserve Cup Championship since 1868.
Photo Courtesy Forest City's Base Ball Club
The 6th annual Blues' Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 27 with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. This year's outing will once again be at Mallard Creek Golf Club 34500 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028.
Last day to submit teams and money is Friday, August 19th
Hole sponsorship info is needed by Friday, August 12th
The Blues are a 501( c )3 charity and all donations are tax deductible.
You can make payment via PayPal above or by sending a check made payable to the Cleveland Blues to:
25798 Briarwood Court
Westlake, OH 44145
If you require a recipe for tax purposes, please let us know and we will be happy to get you one.
The hard hitting Columbus Capitals came to town June 11 for an old fashioned double header at Lakewood Park. This was a far cry from the season opening matches where the weather was cold and rainy. On this day, it was 90 degrees with not a cloud in the sky. There was a stiff breeze blowing out and the Columbus hitters took advantage.
The old tree in left center field of the Lakewood Park field was cleared not once, not twice, but many times by the men from Columbus causing the Blues scouts get plenty of exercise chasing own fly balls.
The first match was a 2-hour fair that saw over 50 aces tallied between the two clubs, with the blues finding themselves on the right side of the scoreboard.
The second match of the day had a lower tally and the Blues just edged out a win in this match as well.
Blues rookie "Millhouse" broke the Blues' single game record for triples with three and is now half way to tying the single season record for triples after only four matches.
The Blues opened the 2016 on a cold, rainy Saturday at Lakewood Park. Despite the weather, they were able to capture wins in each of their first two matches of the year.
The gentlemen from Akron, who call them selves the Black Stockings made the trip up from their home grounds at Stan Hywet Hall to help the Blues open their season. The match saw numerous hits, aces tallied and ginger from both clubs. In the end the Blues found themselves on the positive side of the result capturing the win.
Next, the men from Spring Creek made their now annual trek to Cleveland to start the season. The weather cooperated at little better, and the ball had a little more life off the bat in the second match. After seven innings, the Blues again found themselves tallying more aces that the friendly Spring Creek club for their second win of the young season.