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2010 Schedule

*All game times are 12:00pm unless otherwise noted

Chesapeakes (Baltimore, MD) Field: Jerusalem Mill

Date Event Opponent Location
Mar 14 Spring Training Intra-squad Centennial H.S.
Mar 28 Match (11am) Potomacs Away
Apr 11 Match Arundel Away
Apr 24-25 Tournament Elkton Chopper Tournament Away
May 16 Match Havre de Grace Home
May 22 Tournament Fort Delaware Festival Away
Jun 13 Match Talbot Away
Jun 27 Match Havre de Grace Away
July 11 Match Arundel Home
July 25 Match Elkton Away
Aug 8 Match Delaware City Away
Aug 28-29 Playoff MD State Championship Jerusalem Mill
Sept 19 Match Philadelphia Away
Sept 26 Match Delaware City Home
Oct 2-3 Playoff Mid-Atlantic Championship TBD

Potomacs (Washington, D.C.) Field: Bohrer Park

Date Event Opponent Location
Mar 14 Spring Training Intra-squad Centennial H.S.
Mar 28 Match (11am) Chesapeakes Home
Apr 18 Match Delaware City Home
Apr 24-25 Tournament Elkton Chopper Tournament Away
May 8 Match Arundel Home
May 23 Tournament Diamond State Tournament Away
Jun 20 Match Williamsburg Home
Jun 27 Match (1 game) Elkton Home
July 11 Match Talbot Home
July 24-25 Match Williamsburg (Fredricksburg TBD) Away
Aug 15 Match Arundel Away
Aug 28-29 Playoff MD State Championship Jerusalem Mill
Sept 19 Match Havre de Grace Away
Oct 2-3 Playoff Mid-Atlantic Championship TBD

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.

Rules of the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club

From the rules adopted by the National Association of Base-Ball Players Convention held in New York on Wednesday, December 9, 1863.

These explanations are offered as a categorized version of the 1864 Rules adopted by the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club for all home games. They are the rules followed by the Chesapeake and Potomac and many other Vintage Base Ball clubs who reenact 1860s baseball. It is the custom to play by the rules of the home team and its chosen time period. This summary is intended as an aid to new and visiting players and to spectators of the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club.

A glossary of Vintage Base Ball terms:

Ace or Tally - run; crossing home base
Apple, pill, horsehide, onion - the ball
Artist - proficient player
Baller, Ballist - player
Basetender - an infielder
Bench - manager or coach
Blind - no score
Blooper, banjo hit - weak fly ball, "Texas leaguer"

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A list of our sponsors will go here, with promotional copy on each, as well as information on sponsorship opportunities.

This will be the master page for our Sponsors and Merchandise section.

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