Afton Red Socks Base Ball Club

Afton Red Socks Base Ball Club

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Can you send me an email so I can invite Afton to a tournament in Nashville in 2020?
If fox9 news shows up to your game either September 21st or 28th as a sneak peak to next year's home town ball series ...... it's not my fault.
Looking forward to having you guys play at Derby Days in Bayport this year. I see, however, that the date is incorrect on your page. It is Sept 21. 😊
Official 2018 Afton Red Socks schedule.
Here's the story Fox Sports North did on vintage baseball ⚾️ 😊

VIntage Base Ball Club

We are the Afton Red Socks of Washington County, Minnesota, sponsored by The Afton Historical Society. We play by rules played in 1860, the way base ball was meant to be played. No gloves, no spitting, no swearing, no sliding, no multimillion dollar contracts! More info at http://www.vbba.org

Afton Red Socks Base Ball Club

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How the Spanish flu pandemic led to the rise of baseball's greatest legend

The Red Socks hope everyone is safe, well and healthy during this time of crisis. In 1918, the baseball season was also effected by the Spanish Flu which lead to many players falling ill, including Red Sox, Babe Ruth.
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-spanish-flu-baseball-1918-f498f2d4-7726-4a02-a5f5-59c63d982764.html

axios.com 1918 saw the Curse of the Bambino take hold.

Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, MI

Our base ball brothers from Chelsea Michigan play catch. Well done!

This will have to do for now. Hoping to play for real sometime soon, and that you can join us!

[04/20/20]   Players and Fans -

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are aligning with our fellow MN Area VBBA teams to cancel all events previously planned for May. At this point we all remain optimistic that we can play in June, but we will reassess given the dynamic situation.

Save the date (for now) for the Afton Red Socks matches planned for June:
- Saturday, June 13 at Pettit Park vs. Mankato
- Saturday, June 27 at Pettit Park vs. La Crescent

We will post updated information as we continue forward. We love baseball, but take the health and safety of players and fans seriously. Your support in these challenging times is appreciated.

Huzza!

Base ball mimics life once again.

It's all in how you look at it!

mlb.com

Here's why the NL doesn't have the DH

MLB actually gives a good account of the eve lotion of the DH. The debate started in 1892 according to the article’s description.
https://www.mlb.com/news/why-doesn-t-the-national-league-have-the-dh

mlb.com In March of 1892, a resolution to exempt pitchers from having to bat in Major League games narrowly fell, seven votes to five. In February 1906, the following paragraph appeared in an issue of the newspaper Sporting Life: > The suggestion, often made, that the pitcher be denied a chance

Hey Red Socks, if you’re interested in learning how to make your very own vintage baseball, contact Goose (Corky Gaskell). He will be hosting an event in Northfield at 9am on Saturday, March 21.

St. Croix Base Ball Club

Vintage base ball in the snow? Why not? The photo shows Stillwater Mayor tallying an ace during one of the past ice cream socials....this year join us on Saturday January 25th from noon to 4pm. Even if there is no base ball -- there's free ice cream!!

Old Time Base Ball at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

kesslermaguire.com

Obituary for Robert Allen Paulsen | Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home

It’s with deep sadness to share the news of the passing of our own’s father. We’d like to thank Robert for raising such a great son in “Uff Da”, Jeremy Paulsen. Rest In Peace.

kesslermaguire.com Obituary for Robert Allen Paulsen | Robert “Stumpy” Paulsen, age 74 of St. Paul on Nov. 18, 2019 at Highland Chateau in St. Paul.  Gold Star Father Employee of MN Wild 19 years Beloved husband of Michelle; loving father of Jeremy (Anna), James, Christopher (Dorothy “Niki”),...

Minnesota Twins

On this day in 1991, we beat ATL to win the World Series!

bringmethenews.com

Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner, dies at 27

She was a trooper. RIP Rebecca

bringmethenews.com Rebecca Veeck began working with her dad at Saints games as a 2-year-old.

spreaker.com

The V.B.B.P - Season 2 Episode 2

spreaker.com In this episode from the 2019 Ohio Cup we give TWO interviews in one episode. "Swamp Fox" sits down with Chris Sheehy to discuss vintage base ball in Massachusetts. Then "Swamp Fox" is joined by the Shuman brothers! They share how they got into vintage base ball and what the Ohio Cup means to them.

Pickle fest in Boyceville Wisconsin with the Menomonie Blue Caps

Great day for a match. The Afton Red Socks defeated the Menominee Blue Caps this afternoon 16-12. A great thank you to all the gentleman who came to play the finest game in the land - BASE BALL . Huzzah

Come join us tomorrow in Boyceville, WI.

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Come cheer on your team! Games are at the old athletic Field, Stillwater. Always great entertainment, Huzzah

Match times for the 21st Annual Lumberjack Days Vintage Base Ball Exhibition are listed here - come and enjoy base ball as it was meant to be played!!

9:00am - St. Croix v. Afton
10:15am - Quicksteps v. Rum River
11:30am - Afton v. Quicksteps
1:15pm - St. Croix v. Rum River
2:30pm - Rum River v. Afton
3:45pm St. Croix v. Quicksteps

Great day for Base Ball.

Weasel

Afton Red Socks Base Ball Club's cover photo

Due to forecasted rain, this weekend’s games in East Bethel have been cancelled. Stay tuned in, for the Rum River Rovers are thinking of rescheduling in October.

MLB

One of the truest great things about playing vintage base ball is the family we become, on and off the field. Even greater, is to see sons play with their fathers, daughters with mothers, kids with parents. There is a special connection that base ball does to bond an already good relationship more. Too all of those family combinations, past and future, thanks for making vintage base ball great!

To Vladdy,

Love, Tu padre

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kare11.com

Community rallies around Lakeland man who lost his business

kare11.com Firefighters say a fire caused $200,000 in damage to his car garage.

Charles M. Schulz Museum

Baseball season is back! ⚾ The Peanuts Gang may have lost nearly every baseball game they played but through those games, Charles Schulz has taught us one of the most important lessons in life: never give up. This strip is from March 24, 1987.

“I could draw baseball strips every day; it really is funny. It just works better than any other sport. Baseball is ideal because little kids do play at that age. And they aren’t very good. But they do suffer at it.” —Charles M. Schulz

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A Small Town In Texas Is Home To One Of The Last Baseball Glove Factories In The U.S.

Who needs gloves anyways?

npr.org Texas-based Nokona has been making baseball gloves since 1934. Most of their domestic competition has moved operations overseas where America's oldest professional sport is little known.

Menomonie Blue Caps

Way to go Blue Caps ! Huzzah

12 inches of snow doesn’t stop these two Wisconsin squads!

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Maple Grove Man is 1880s Santa

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas. Doug Ernst is better known to us as “Freight Train”, Manager of the Quicksteps Base Ball Club.

Doug Ernst from Maple Grove is Santa Claus from the year 1880 at Three Rivers Park District’s The Landing during Folkways of the Holidays. Ernst shares the h...

We were sadden greatly by news of the passing of Gloria Opsahl, the wife of Dale aka Weasel. Strong is an understatement of this woman‘s character as she battled cancer over the past several years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Weasel and her family and friends.

[09/21/18]   We will be hosting a match next Saturday September 29. Matches starting at 11:30 AM W. R. Pettitt Park

The Pat Tierney Festival. Hospitality will be provided by the Afton Red Socks Base Ball Club.

Come enjoy the game as it was meant to be played..!

[08/26/18]   Practice Sunday 4:30

Next game noon 15th of September, enjoy Base Ball as it should be played. Teams assemble in Lakeside Park Bayport, MN

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