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.
All 2021 events will observe current local area health guidelines.
All Events and Times subject to change. Please check frequently for updates!
|Saturday, May 1, 2021||Springfield (IL) Long Nine||12:00||Boldface Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Saturday, May 8, 2021||Akron Black Stockings||12:00||Goodyear Park, Akron, OH (NE Ohio HOF Chapter Event)|
|Sunday, May 16, 2021||KY Barons||1:00||Waveland Museum|
|Monday, May 31, 2021||City of Cheviot Memorial Day Parade||10:00||Cheviot, OH|
|Saturday, June 5, 2021||Vintage Base Ball Exhibition||TBD||Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington, KY|
|Saturday, June 12, 2021||National Vintage Base Ball Tournament||All Day||Batavia Olympic Park, Batavia, OH|
|Sunday, June 13, 2021||National Vintage Base Ball Tournament||All Day||Batavia Olympic Park, Batavia, OH|
|Saturday, June 19, 2021||KY Barons (Split Squad)||1:00||Shaker Village, Harrodsburg, KY|
|Saturday, June 19, 2021||Vintage Base Ball Exhibition (Split Squad)||TBD||Appalachian Power Park, Charleston, WV|
|Saturday, July 10, 2021||White River 9||11:00 Activities 1:00 Game||Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN (Central Indiana HOF Chapter Event)|
|Sunday, August 1, 2021||Portsmouth 9||1:00||Boldface Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Saturday, August 14, 2021||Goshen City 9||1:00||Goshen Historical Society, Goshen, OH|
|Sunday, August 15, 2021||KY Barons||1:00||Boldface Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Friday, September 10, 2021||City of Cheviot||6:00||Harvest Home Fair Parade, Cheviot, OH|
|September 11-13||Vintage Base Ball Exhibitions||TBD||Harvest Home Fair, Cheviot, OH|
|Saturday, October 2, 2021||Portsmouth 9||1:00||New Boston, Ohio (multiple HOF Chapter Event)|
|Saturday, October 9, 2021||WR9/Clodbusters/Lumberman||11:00||Oxford, OH (HOF Oxford Chapter Event)|
|Sunday, October 17, 2021||Batesville Lumberman||1:00||Batesville, IN|