Yesterday, I went to the Northern Illinois Vintage Base Ball Tournament in Wheaton, Illinois where they play baseball by the rules and customs of pre-Civil War era (it’s lots of fun if you have a local vintage base ball team in your era).
On a whim, I invited fellow APBA fan John Heneghan along since I knew he lives in the area. He couldn’t make it but it turns out he used to play for the DuPage Plowboys, one of the tournament participants. Alas, the Plowboys were too much for my local team, the Vermilion Voles and shut them out.
Despite the near 100-degree weather, it was a fun time (at least I didn’t have to wear the hot uniforms the players did).
Congrats to the organizers on a well-run tournament!