What did professional baseball look like in Cincinnati in 1869? Brothers George and Harry Wright ruled the ball field, leading the 1869 Red Stockings to an undefeated season that spanned the United States. Players wore no gloves, and the uniforms and rules of the game were a bit different from what you'll see at Great American Ball Park today.
The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum's 1869 Red Stockings vintage baseball team endeavors to bring this history to life through various events and activities that further its mission, expose that history and vintage baseball to new audiences, and bring attention to the Reds Hall of Fame, while engaging Reds fans everywhere.
Our Red Stockings are available for events and appearances, and they play in various exhibition games both in Cincinnati and all around Reds Country. Additionally, they conduct fundraising activities to support the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and other charitable organizations.
Interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame's 1869 Red Stockings, want to check out a game, or think you can pick up a bat and play vintage baseball? Please contact Perry Thacker at (513) 255-0323 for more information.
1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Schedule - 2022 season
All Events and Times subject to change. Please check frequently for updates!
|April 12||Findlay Market Opening Day Parade||Downtown||12:00|
|April 23||Kids Opening Day||Great American Ball Park||12:00|
|May 1||Batesville Lumbermen||Boldface Park, Cincinnati||1:00|
|May 11||Pre-Game Exhibition (prior to game vs. Brewers)||Great American Ball Park||TBD|
|May 15||Bluegrass Barons||Boldface Park, Cincinnati||1:00|
|May 21||Conner Prairie Vintage Base Ball Exhibition||Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN||1:00|
|May 30||Memorial Day Parade||Cheviot, OH||11:00|
|June 11||Dayton Dragons Pre-Game Exhibition||DayAir Park, Dayton||5:00|
|June 12||Waveland Cup||Waveland Museum, Lexington, KY||11:00|
|June 18||Shaker Village Vintage Base Ball Exhibition||Shaker Village, Harrodburg, KY||1:00|
|July 3||Colerain Chamber of Commerce||Colerain, OH (park TBD)||1:00|
|August 20||Goshen Schoolmasters||Goshen Historical Society, Goshen, OH||1:00|
|September 8-11||Harvest Home Festival (exhibitions)||Harvest Home Park, Cheviot, OH||All weekend|
|October 1-2||Oxford Vintage Base Ball Touirnament||Oxford Community Park, Oxford, OH||1:00 both days|