Friends of Vintage Base Ball Inc. P.O. Box 2522 Hartford Conn 06146

Join a Team

The Coltsville Vintage Base Ball League is all about building community, playing hard but fair, and having fun. It's never too late to join a team! If you're between the ages of 16 and 76, we'd love to hear from you. Check out our recruitment page or contact us if you'd like more information.

Neither the Friends of Vintage Base Ball nor the Coltsville Vintage Base Ball League discriminates against any person regardless of gender, age or race. All skill levels are encouraged. Persons under the age of 18 must have application form signed by parent or legal guardian.

Become an Umpire

Don't have the time to commit to a full schedule of play? We always need umpires and, unlike in the modern game, the umpire is a position of status and respect. There's only one umpire on the field and he (or she) stands to one side of home plate. You get to dress up in really cool clothes and have players address you as 'Sir.' We offer our umpires a small stipend for their service.


We need volunteers on and off the field. On game day, help to set up and staff the hospitality tent, sell vintage soda pop, talk with visitors and be a part of the living history program at Colt Meadows.

Off the field, we can use help with:

• distributing posters and literature • coordination of special events
• participation in education programs • community outreach
• fundraising activities • sponsorship development

Become a Member

Become a Member of the Friends of Vintage Base Ball today!Join at the Student, Individual, Family, Daisy Cutter or Circuit Clout levels to help underwrite the costs of the Coltsvile Vintage Base Ball League, as well as our education and community outreach programs. Membership benefits include receiving advance notice of special events and discounts off soda pop and logo merchandise on game days. And our membership cards are something you'll be proud to show around!

Membership Form as PDF Document Membership Form is available here as a PDF file.

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Cash donations of any amount are always welcomed. Your contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. You may mail a check or money order to: Friends of Vintage Base Ball, P.O. Box 2522, Hartford, CT 06146. You may also donate online with a credit card via PayPal (no PayPal account is required).

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors are critically important to our organization and begin at the $500 level. Contact us to discuss a partnership with your business or organization or to request a Sponsorship Package.

2013 Sponsors
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Colt Gateway: Live - Work - Retail Colt Gateway: Live - Work - Retail
Coalition to Strengthen the Sheldon/Charter Oak Neighborhood Harvey & Lewis Opticians
MetroHartford Alliance Foley Carrier Services
Royko-Charamut Insurance LLC Royko-Charamut Insurance LLC
MetroHartford Alliance MetroHartford Alliance
Karen & Gary O'Maxfield Roger Ratzenberger Tito Colon Brian Handley
Patricia Williams Larry Dooley SABR, Smoky Joe Wood Chptr Tom Clifford
The Hartford News ClearChannel Communications Mark Twain House & Museum Old State House
Shipman & Goodwin Salute
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