Rhubarb: July 2007 Archives

Elkton, MD - Playing at historic Elk Landing in Elkton, Maryland, the Chesapeake and Potomac lost two matches, one each, to the Elizabeth (NJ) Athletic Club and Flemington (NJ). The tallies for the matches were 22-6 and 20-8 respectively.

   In the first match the club played by the rules of 1864 base ball. C&P, facing Elizabeth for the first time in club history, put up a valiant effort but were out scored by a very good club. The second match saw C&P fall behind early 16-0 to Flemington, playing 1873 rules. C&P stormed back tallying 8 before ultimately falling 20-8.

   C&P welcomed 2 new muffins to the squad, Howard "Ivy" Berkof (who collected 3 hits on the day) and Roberto "Pony" Santiago (Who had a hit and a RBI in his debut). Steve "Scoop" Kahl and Rick "Hawk" Searle each had 4 hits, Mark "Stretch" McGery stole 5 bases, Jeff "Bucket" Turner drove in 2, Rich "Winfield" Saylor had 2 key hits and Joe "Hobbs" Kubofcik collected his second 3 bagger on the season.

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.)

The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club is a Vintage Base Ball team that plays by nineteenth century rules using authentic replicas of nineteenth century equipment and uniforms. As was the custom in the 1860s, we play the field barehanded, without gloves.

When the Chesapeake and Potomac takes the field, players and fans alike can step back in time to a simpler era and experience baseball the way it was meant to be played.

Welcome to our website, where you can learn more about the great game of Vintage Base Ball and the mighty Chesapeake and Potomac.