Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball

2016 Award of Distinction

Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball received the Award of Distinction for promotion and public education of baseball in the region in the 1860s. Since its start with two teams in 2013, the TAOVBB now consists of ten teams whose educational mission is to play base ball by 1860s rules – no spittin’, no swearin’, and no gloves. All four East Tennessee clubs carry the names of original teams – Lightfoot and Mountain City in Chattanooga and in Knoxville, the Holstons and the Emmett Machinists. Partnerships, diverse venues, and the sport’s novelty are drawing a large attendance.