The Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club

First Match: Saturday, May 14 vs Spring Creek and Akron Blackstockings

Welcome to the 2011 Vintage Base Ball Association Convention Page

  

League Park - est. 1891, 1910

Keynote Speaker Scott Longert discusses League Park

News & Updates!

  •   We will be honored to have at least three base ball artifact collectors display thier collections at 2011 Convention.  Tracy Martin of the Ohio Village Muffins will be bringing part of his extensive collection of base ball artifacts to this years Convention.  Joe Territo of the Rochesters Base Ball Club will also be bringing his bullpenartifacts collection to Convention.  Also, the Base Ball Heritage Museum will be bringing a display on the Negro Leagues to the exhibit.
  • SABR & Bertman's Ballpark Mustard make generous donations for gift bags.
  • Final version of VBBA Convention Shirts being processed - photo of mock-up coming soon!
  • Baseball Hall of Fame is sending a generous donation for our gift bags and Silent Auction.
  • Barbara Clemenson, Adjuct Instructor for Case Western Reserve Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations will be conducting sessions on how being a non-profit can help the VBBA and your individual clubs!
  • Cleveland Indians donate items for gift bags.
  • Convention T-Shirts unveiled:

 

Details:

  • Date:  Friday, March 25th - Sunday, March 27th
  • 1100 Carnegie Ave. (E. 9th & Carnegie)
  • Room Price - $99.00 - two queen beds
  • Parking Price - $8.00 per day
  • Hotel is directly across street from Progressive Field, around the corner from SABR Headquarters, and 2 blocks from our friday night party venue, The Clevelander - no need for taxi's once at hotel!
  • Reservations due by 2/25/2011 - Tell hotel you are with Vintage Base Ball Association to get discount.
  • Hotel is located at entrances to two major interstates (I-90 & I77)
  • Convention Cost:
  • $85 for VBBA Member (prior to 2/1/11)
  • $95 for non-VBBA members (prior to 2/1/11)
  • $95 for VBBA Member (after 2/1/11)
  • $105 for non-VBBA members  (after 2/1/11)
  • $65 - Banquet Guests Only!
  • Convention Cost is due by 2/1/11!
  • REGISTRATION FORM - 2011 VBBA Registration Form.doc Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown Hotel

Rear View of Hilton Garden Inn

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Lolly The Trolley

Travel:

  • Cleveland is a hub for 4 major interstate highways (I80, I90, I77, I71)
  • Air hub for Continental Airlines.
  • Rapid Transit Ssytem from Cleveland Hopkins Airport to downtown Cleveland
  • Located centrally to clubs in Michigan, Ohio, PA, New York, Indiana, Kentucky & Ontario


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GREEN = The Clevelander, BLUE = Progressive Field, RED = Hilton Garden Inn, YELLOW = League Park

Participating Clubs (as of 2/12/11)

  • Cleveland Blues BBC
  • Rochester Grangers
  • Liberty BBC
  • Eckford BBC of Brooklyn
  • Cincinnati Buckeyes
  • House of David Echoes
  • Wyandotte Stars
  • N. Baltimore Cyclones
  • Flemington Neshanock
  • Dayton Clodbusters
  • Flower City BBC (GCVM)
  • Port Huron Welkins
  • House of David Echoes
  • Lady Clodbusters
  • Fallasburg Cubs BBC
  • Phoenix Bats Co.
  • Sylvania Great Black Swamp Frogs
  • Fulton Mules
  • Hamilton Vintage Base Ball Club
  • Forest City BBC
  • Quicksteps BBC of Minnesota
  • Akron Black Stockings
  • Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers
  • Ohio Village Muffins
  • Early Riser BBC
  • Chicago Salmon
  • Mansfield Independents
  • Whiskey Island Shamrocks
  • Douglas Dutchers BBC
  • 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings
  • Atlantic BBC
  • Northville Ecplipse BBC
  • Champion Hilltoppers
  • Elizabeth Resolutes
  • Winona Lake Blue Laws
  • Denver Blue Stockings
  • Colorado Vintage Base Ball

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, March 25th, 2011

  • 4:00-7:00 - Registration - Hotel Lobby
  • 7:00-8:00 - Progressive Field Tour
  • 7:00-? - Convention Party & Club T-Shirt Exchange - The Blues Clubhouse @ The Clevelander (834 Huron Rd. East)

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

  • 8:00-9:30 - Breakfast Buffet - Gateway Conf. Center
  • 8:00-9:30 - Registration - Gateway Conf. Center
  • 9:00-9:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 9:30-10:20 - Break-Out Sessions (Non-Profit Information - SABR Historians on Base Ball in Cleveland - VBBA Panel)
  • 10:30-11:20 - Break-Out Sessions  Non-Profit Information - SABR Authors on Base Ball in Cleveland - Website & Promotions
  • 11:30-12:20 - Break-Out Sessions (Website & Promotions - VBBA Panel - Base Ball Film)
  • 12:40 (sharp) - Trolly leaves for Historic League Park (weather permitting)
  • 1:00-4:00 - LUNCH - provided by League Park Society & Bertman Ballpark Mustard & Vintage Base Ball Match at League Park
  • 4:00 - Last Trolly leaves field for Hilton
  • 5:00-6:00 - Cocktails (cash bar)
  • 6:00-10:00 - Banquet Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45 - Slide Show - Early Cleveland Base Ball
  • 6:45-7:00 - Opening Remarks (President Westgate)
  • 7:00-7:05 - Guest Speaker Intro. (Tomahawk)
  • 7:05-8:00 - Keynote Speaker - Scott LongertSunday, March 27th, 2011
    • 8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
    • 9:00-10:30 - General Session
    • 10:30-11:00 - Elections
    • 11:00-noon - Board Meeting
    • 11:00-noon - Auction winners
    • noon-1:00 - Closing Remarks/Election Results/Announcements

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