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Washington, D.C. - The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club has announced the 2010 schedule for the Chesapeakes and the Potomacs. The Chessies and Potomac Nine will face each other in a spirited match on March 28th, 2010 as the first game of the year for the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League. The team formerly known as the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club is now one organization of fellow ballists and cranks, organized as two separate teams: The Chesapeakes (based out of Baltimore, MD) and the Potomacs (based out of Washington, D.C.)

See schedule for more details.

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Elkton, MD - After playing a spirited match in Kingsville the previous day, the Potomacs traveled to the Eastern Shore to face the Eclipse of Elkton. It was a hot one in Elkton, but the Potomacs ignored the heat and rose to the challenge.

In the first game the Potomacs started out strong, scoring 6 tallies in the first 3 innings. They led a well-balanced offensive attack, with seven different club members each driving in a tally. Lightning and Buckeye each collected 4 hits. Lightning lived up to his nickname and claimed 12 total bases; he and Swede each stole 2 bags. Rookie “Bobby” (who has yet to receive a nickname), may have just earned one by coming through in the “Clutch” to produce 2 hits and a run in his first game. Counselor hurled a solid game, and complimented it with 3 hits. Buckeye came on in relief and with a brisk underhand delivery, struck out two Elkton batsmen. Defense proved a difficult task for both nines due to the uneven ground, stiff tufts of grass and the presence of groundhog holes in the outfield. Unfortunately, the Eclipse put up 16 tallies to win the match, 16-7.

Following a short repose under the shade trees, the Potomacs resumed their determined play in the second match, with Commodore on the mound. They tallied 2 runs in the first inning, and pounded the lemon shapeless for 4 runs in the 5th. Despite the long day in the sun, backstop Buckeye came up with some amazing foul tip grabs. Six of the Potomacs had more that 1 hit; Lightning and Zagnut each sent a double to the long-garden. Buckeye and Zagnut knocked in 2 runs each in their fashion. Ivy crept all over the basepaths for 3 steals. Once again, the uneven field proved difficult to defend as the hard-hitting Eclipse scattered frequent daisy-cutters all over the field. Swede snagged an over-the-head diving catch on the bounce deep in the left garden, much like Whippet’s stunner in Kingsville the day before. Behind 10-6 in the final inning, the Potomacs fought for one more run before falling to Elkton, 10-7.

Everyone on the club struck the lemon for at least one hit that day.

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Kingsville, MD - In a well fought game, with both squads supplemented by Union and Confederate soldiers, the Chesapeakes defeated the Potomacs 7-4 on a very warm day at Jerusalem Mill.

The Chesapeakes tallied an ace in the first when Mark "Zag" Kubofcik scored after a getting on base with a well struck single. The Potomacs tied the game in the third when Joe "Commodore" Stanik scored after reaching base on a single. The Chesapeakes scored twice in the fourth taking the lead 3-1 with one ace scoring on a double by Jeff "Pipes" Hornberger.

The Potomacs closed the gap in the fifth, scoring once and making the score 3-2. However, the Chesapeakes scored four times in the next four innings, including a steal of home by Ben "Moon" Pauwels, to lead 7-2. The Potomacs added two in the ninth but came up short, 7-4, in a very well played game.

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Washington DC - The second annual Washington DC tournament, which featured teams all the way from Ohio and North Carolina, saw the Chesapeakes and Potomacs compete separately for the first time.

On a very hot Saturday, the Chesapeakes dropped two matches losing 12-5 and then a heartbreaker 12-10 to the Ohio Village Muffins. The Potomacs fared better as they defeated Rochester 12-5 before forfeiting to the Brooklyn Atlantics 9-0.

On Sunday, the Potomacs lost a close game to the New York Gothams 12-9 before coming back to beat Navesink, NJ 8-4 in a very well played match. The Chesapeakes put up a good fight in their game before eventually losing 14-8.



Elkton, MD - The second annual Maryland/New Jersey challenge saw the C&P take on a newly formed nine, the Newark Eurekas, from Newark, New Jersey and a familiar foe in the Flemington Neshanock, NJ nine.

   In the first match the club played by the rules of 1864 base ball, C&P took on the Newark Nine. Newark outhit the C&P and dropped them 15-3. Scoop, who was perfect at the dish all day, collected 2 hits and new addition Ox added 3.

   The second game was the longest in C&P history, lasting 3 hours. Unfortunately, the C&P fell in an 1873 match to the Neshanock, 36-29. C&P had several players who collected multiple hits, icluding Zag, Ivy, Ox, Hobbs, Buckeye, Moon, Rock, Stretch, and Trotter. Cobb made the defensive play of the day, turning a double play on a beautifully caught ball in the right garden.

Baltimore, MD - The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club have announced their 2008 schedule. The scheduled is highlighted by exhibition games at the York Revolution Fan Fest and the Bowie Bay Sox game in May. In addition, they will hold an exhibition during Civil War Days on July 19th. The team will also compete in the second annual Washington DC tournament, to be held on the National Mall on June 7-8.
Date Event Opponent Location Results
April 5 Fan Fest Elkton York, Pa PPD
April 27 MD/NJ Challenge Various Elkton, Md 3-15, 29-36
May 18 Exhibition TBD Bowie, Md PPD
Jun 7-8 DC Tourney Various Washington DC P: 12-5, 0-9, 9-12, 8-4
C: 5-12, 10-12, 8-14
Jun 22 Match Talbot Easton, Md C: 7-12, 10-9
Jul 19 Exhibition (Civil War Days) TBD Old Jerusalem Mill C d. P 7-4
Jul 20 Match Elkton Elkton, Md P: 7-16, 7-10
Aug 2-3 Vintage Tournament Various Old Bethpage, Ny
Aug 17 Match Elkton Baltimore, Md
Sep 21 Match Talbot Rockville, Md
Oct 12 MD State Championship TBD TBD
White Marsh, MD - "Bucket" is the captain and one of the three founding members of the Chesapeake and Potomac Nine. In the inagural game for the C&P, "Bucket" collected the first "tally" driven in, when Mark "Zag" Kubofcik tallied an "ace" on his sacrafices.
"Bucket" hit .273 during the squad's inagural season but improved dramatically during the second season. He earned his nickname because of an early season slump during the club's first season,
"Bucket" is responsible for the team's schedule, organizing the practices, and recruiting "muffins".

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Millersville, MD - "Curmudgeon" is the oldest player ever to suit up for C&P. He made one appearance for C&P in 2006 and collected four hits in seven at-bats during the Chesapeake Cup Tournament.
   He collected two key hits in the Gotham's tournament in New York, allowing Chesapeake and Potomac to split their games in their fist visit to the "Big Apple".
   Curmudgeon has hurled the most games for C&P during the 2007 campaign. He has collected four hits on the season and has stolen two bases. Curmudgeon also plays "Senior Softball".

WASHINGTON - The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club will host the best clubs from our nation's capital, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York July 7-8, 2007, for the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament of 19th Century Base Ball.

The tournament will be played on the National Mall, at fields 6, 7, and 8 at 23rd and Independence, just south of the Lincoln Memorial. Invited teams include the mighty C&P, the Elkton Eclipse, the Talbot Fair Plays, the Flemington Neshanock, and the New York Gothams. Games start Saturday at noon and continue through the afternoon. The tournament concludes Sunday, with games starting at 9:30 and the championship match commencing at 1:00 p.m.

Attendance is free, participation is encouraged, and all events will be very family-friendly. Come one, come all, to cheer on your Chesapeake and Potomac!

The Washington Post's Express section recently featured the tournament in a cover story. ("Past Perfection," July 3, 2007.)

NEW YORK CITY (May 19, 2007) - The Chessie Macs of Chesapeake and Potomac, participated in their first Gothams' tournament and split their two games. The tournament was held in Central Park on May 19th.

In the first game, C&P played Flemington, NJ and was handed a defeat by the score of 20-9 in a well spirited match. The game was played under 1873 rules.

In the second game, playing 1864 rules, C&P faced the host Gothams. After giving up 7 runs in the first, C&P settled down for an exciting come from behind 16-14 victory.

JD "Buckeye" Almond turned in the defensive play of the day, snagging a foul ball outstretched, while sliding. New addition David "Bull" Pauwels drove in seven runs and crushed the longest hit of the day. Joe "Commodore" Stanik hurled two complete games, notching his second victory against two defeats for the season. Jeff "Bucket" Turner reached base safely in seven of his eight trips to the plate.

Chesapeake and Potomac would like to thank the New York Gothams for inviting them to play in their tournament. Also they would like to thank the Gothams and Flemington for two well played games.