The Cincinnati Buckeyes will kick off their 20th season of vintage 1869 base ball by taking on the field against… themselves… TWICE!
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Vintage Base Ball Club will host the Buckeye Bowl, which will feature a “Tri-Cornered” base ball match pitting THREE teams of Cincinnati Buckeyes – present, past & honorary – in a format used by the three New York MLB teams (Yankees, Giants & Dodgers) to raise funds during WWII. Picked schoolyard-style by our team’s three captains – River City, Doc & Butta’ – the three teams will take turns each inning facing each other, all in Buckeye blue and white, in what will likely be the most confounding and confusing display of vintage base ball ever witnessed (especially considering the players involved).
While the event is open to public view, and it is a unique format for a base ball game… the main goal of the day is to reunite with past Buckeyes and some of our very best friends, and to show our appreciation to all of them for helping make the Buckeyes be so much more than just the Red Stockings’ farm-team. It will be highly casual, highly entertaining, highly “Buckeye” and highly questionable in vintage-ness.
Base ball is FREE to watch inside Heritage Village (Hamilton Co. Parks parking pass/fee may be enforced, and admission is required to tour the Heritage Village buildings). Chairs, picnics and good cheers for great plays are encouraged; however, pets, smoking and obnoxious behavior are not allowed.