Chattanooga Now Vintage base ball doubleheader coming up in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Chattanooga Now Vintage base ball doubleheader coming up in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

August 10th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Stewart's Creek player Jeff Jennings, left, scrambles onto the bag as Lightfoot fielder Heath Farris fields the ball during a previous vintage base ball game in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Vintage base ball is played using Civil War-era rules. Players wear period attire and use only equipment that would have been available at that time.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

The two local clubs in the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will return to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 12, to play the national pastime as it was played in the 1860s.

The first match of the vintage doubleheader features the league's two best clubs facing off at noon: the Knoxville Holstons (8-2) and the undefeated Mountain City Club of Chattanooga (10-0). The 2:30 p.m. match has the Franklin Farriers (7-3) playing Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga (4-6).

The games will be played on the Barnhardt Circle polo field at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, 6 Barnhardt Circle. Admission is free. There is no bleacher seating; spectators should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The museum offers Free Museum Saturday during vintage matches played on the polo field. Spectators may view the World War I Propaganda poster art exhibit by Ridgeland High School students and "Rossville Remembered," oil paintings of iconic Rossville landmarks by local artist Jim Harris.

To learn more about vintage base ball, visit www.tennesseevintagebaseball.com. For information on the museum: www.6thcavalrymuseum.com or call 706-861-2860.