19c Base Ball is pleased to offer this painstakingly researched, 120-year commemorative set. From the colors used, to the pictures on each card, to the rules booklet and even the box the cards come in, it is almost indistinguishable from the original. A great gift!
Produced for vintage baseball teams of today, this lemon peel baseball duplicates the look and feel of the hand made baseballs from 1859 through 1860. This baseball is 9¾ inches in circumference and 5¾ ounces in weight, hand stitched and conforms to the specifications of the National Association of Base-Ball Players for 1859 and 1860.
Produced for vintage baseball teams of today, our 1861–1867 model features a one-piece hand-stitched white leather cover to allow for maximum visibility against the wooded back drop of many current vintage fields. This model is also available in a brown leather cover, more accurately representing the style of baseball used during the games early era. Adheres to the dimensions specified by the 1861–1867 Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player guides and is 9½ inches in circumference and 5½ ounces in weight.
Produced for vintage baseball teams of today, this two-piece hand stitched cover baseball conforms to the specifications of the NAPBBC (1871–1875), the NLPBBC (1876–1891, 1900), the AABBC (1882–1891), the UA (1884), the PNLBBC (1890) and the NLAABBC (1892–1899). This baseball is 9¼ inches in circumference and 5 ounces in weight.
Present and play your matches authentically with replica 19th century bases. 19c's bases are designed from descriptions and specifications as listed in the National Association of Base Ball Players rules from 1857 through 1859, the annual Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player guides and De Witt's Base Ball Guide, from 1860–1877.
Present and play your matches authentically with replica 19th century bases. 19c's bases are designed from descriptions and specifications as listed in De Witt's Base Ball Guide; 1877–1885, Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide; 1878–1900, Reach's Official American Association Base Ball Guide; 1883–1891, Reach's Official Base Ball Guide; 1892–1900 and The Players' National League Base Ball Guide; 1890.
Available only from 19C Base Ball, The Rules of the Game: A Compilation of the Rules of Baseball 1845-1900 is the first and only known 19th century baseball rules compendium. Now available for immediate download in PDF format.
This chronologically organized book is the first to provide comprehensive coverage of forfeits and successful protests of major league baseball games, educating the reader on the rules and prevailing styles of play at the time that each of the games was played. In addition to the date, location, and source information, this work provides capsule biographies of many of the principal characters involved (including, for instance, the obscure one-game umpire who perpetrated the first forfeited game in major league history in 1871).