Batavia, Ohio – Clermont County will be bringing vintage baseball to a city near you! It was announced on October 26th in a press release from The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau that they would be partnering with Olympic Fields to host the 2021 National Showcase of Vintage Baseball. The prestigious baseball event is scheduled for June 12th and 13th of 2021.
The Vintage Baseball theme is meant to represent the rules and customs from baseball clubs and origins dating back to the 1800s. The National Showcase is played using rules and uniforms from the 1850s, 1860s, and 1880s.
The respected event is set to bring in at least 40 teams from all across the United States with 15 players on each team. The baseball showcase, which will be managed by Oaks of Locust Corner BBC and Moscow Monarchs BBC, is expecting nearly 500 spectators in attendance with an estimated 650 Clermont County hotel rooms booked creating an estimated $300,000 for the county’s economy, according to Discover Clermont County’s press release. If the first year proves successful the vintage baseball event will be hosted annually in Clermont County.
There will be some differences in the way the vintage baseball games will be played compared to today. There will only be underhand throws to the batter (striker), there will be no fences, no gloves will be used, and the ball will be allowed to be played off one bounce.
In addition to all the baseball fun, those attending the baseball showcase will be able to get Cincinnati’s best food, and craft beer as well as shop at local baseball merchants and enjoy live music!