Vintage Base Ball

Saturday, June 18th, 2022


Our 9th season of Vintage Base Ball at Historic Ramsey House is well underway! Over the past 8 years, the grounds of the Historic Ramsey House have played host to two local Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association teams, the Knoxville Holstons and the Emmett Machinists. These two teams are modeled after two original teams that played here in Knoxville during the 1860s.
This week our two home teams will showdown in a friendly Knoxville rivalry!
1:00 Emmett Machinists vs Knoxville Holstons
This is a FREE event for the entire family! As always, concessions will be available, and all proceeds will go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. Make sure to bring your own chair and a shady umbrella or tent.
Vintage Base Ball Concessions Menu

About the League

The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Their goal is to exemplify, to youth and adults alike, the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging, regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability. To learn more about the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this a FREE event?
A: Yes! Vintage Base Ball matches are always free.
Q: Do I need to bring my own chair?
A: Yes! Specators need to bring their own chairs.
Q: Are concessions available?
A: Yes! Concessions are available and all proceeds go directly to Historic Ramsey House.
Q: Will the Historic Ramsey House be open for tours?
A: Yes! Guided tours are available throughout the day. To view admission prices, visit the Book a Tour page. 
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes! Dogs are welcome, but we do ask that you pick up after your pet and they remain on a leash. Also keep in mind that it can be extremely warm during the summer months. Don't forget some extra water for your furry friend! 
Q: Can I bring my own food?
A: We do not restrict you from bringing your own food, however, we do ask that you consider supporting our concessions stand while on site. All proceeds from our concessions stand go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. 
Q: Do the matches continue in inclement weather?
A: Generally, base ball matches are played rain or shine, however, if thunder or lightning are present, the match may be delayed, postponed, or cancelled. Follow our Facebook page to receive the latest updates on weather delays/cancellations. 


*Photo credit for calendar photo: Spears Photo

*Photo credit for photo above: Chuck Cooper Photography