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.