The gentlemen of the Mountain City Ball Club loaded up the modern wagons and headed to Spring Hill… a modest trek on foot… 46 hours and 139 mule miles… we arrived… welcomed by the likes of Schoolboy, Slim, and Seamus of the Nashville Maroons. On this day we traveled light, only our uniforms and bats, as the sun would surely take its toll on us. It was high noon when the first onion was hurled in the corn fields of Rippavilla.
Mountain City took an early lead in the 2nd inning with Bandit and Mayor scoring and ace each. In the 4th inning Sarge led off by getting the all elusive 4 bagger, which deserve a Hats off and Huzzah!
The club advances to 5-0 on the season tallying 14 aces to 3….
Unfortunately, our friendly ballist Slim for the Nashville Maroons suffered a broken tibia in the top of the 7th inning… if you wish to support his recovery please follow the gofundme link below:
On behalf of the Mountain City Base Ball Club of Chattanooga, we wish him the speediest of recoveries and hope to have the pleasure of seeing him again in the garden catching a few hands dead against us… but not toooooo many.
We take on the Quicksteps of Spring Hill on June 2nd at the Tennessee River Park!
Hats off and Huzzah! to 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. As always, they are a gracious host… they always help plan a wonderful family friend event full of No spitting, No Swearing, No Gloves, and several actives for the fans.
The rain held off on the 5th of May, Mountain City’s beloved captain, Mathew “Taco” Shelby, enjoyed the day… not in aces… but in celebration of his beloved homelands victory over French forces in 1862.
As for the rest of the Mountain City Club… Will “Sweet Feet” Bewley tallied 4 aces while Nick “Cue Ball” Bosco swung the biggest willow helping 4 ballist cross the dish and ring the bell making even the biggest Chattanooga Choo Choo shed a tear.
It was a great day of baseball, Mountain City advanced to 4-0 on the season besting Lightfoot 18-1.
Springtime graced the scenic city on the banks of the Tennessee River as the mighty men of Mountain City squared off with the the Stones River Scouts, the reigning Sulfur Dell Cup champs.
It was evident early on that aces were going to be a fleeting commodity. Both teams exhibited stout defenses. Luckily, the Mountain City gents were able to push across several runs mostly attributed to the wily wrongsider known as Red Bird (TWEET TWEET). He’s always a true gentlemen and played a great match. He was awarded, accordingly, with the game ball.
In the field, Cue Ball and Sweet Feet impressed the cranks and Preach showed great hands at the first sack.
The Mountain City Club ousted the Scouts 10-3 helping them move to 3-0.
It was a well fought match in the dreary water-logged grounds of Mountain City. The Farriers’ beloved muckle, Caballo, swung a mighty willow but wasn’t able to out pluck the home team falling 17-8.
Bandit lead Mountain City with six “striker ups” according to the tallykeeper (Mrs. Red Bird) and kept the left scout busy bounding the onion. However, Taco stirred his best stumps and led with 3 aces.
Mountain City looks to take on the fine men of Stones River on 04/21/2018 at 2:30, come out to the Tennessee Riverpark and support your local clubs while watching the stumps stir and the onion hunt a few clouds.
Below you will find Mountain City’s secret weapon “The Fifth Inning” helping keep their garden hands warm.
The mighty men of the Mountain City Club swung back into action Saturday in defense of their consecutive pennant winning seasons of ‘16 and ‘17 by defeating the Cumberland Club of Nashville by the score of 13-1.
Mountain City took the field first and their stout defense picked up right where they left off last season, making quick work of the top of the Cumberlanders order. They then took their turns with the willows and banged out seven hits tallying five aces before surrendering their turn at the dish. Mountain City would go on knock in three aces each in the third and fourth innings to build an insurmountable lead and turn the game over to their stifling defense.
Captain Mat “Taco” Shelby will lead the Mountain City nine back to the field of play again on April 7th at the Tennessee River Park against one of the founding clubs of the TAOVBB, the Franklin Farriers. First pitch is set for high noon, rain or shine.
A day which had seen its share of dark clouds and rain in the first game, broke into sunshine and cotton clouds for the second as the gentlemen of the Mountain City Vintage Base Ball Club welcomed the fine ballists of the Franklin Farriers to the Polo Grounds in Ft. Oglethorpe Saturday.
Substituting as Captain in the absence of their leader Wings, Mighty Bandit got the host club on the board first with a two run single through the left side. It was but an opening salvo in what turned out to be a long day for the Farriers, with the Mountain City club claiming a decisive 23-0 victory. Led by great defense, all hands on the club contributed to posting their second shutout of the young season to move to a record of 5 victories against 0 defeats. Mountain City has allowed a stingy total of only 8 aces on the season so far.
At the dish, the Mountain City men were led by; Sweet Feet with 6 aces knocked in, and Britches and Obee getting 7 and 6 hits respectively in the same number of chances at the bat. The club also posted back to back innings of 6 aces tallied, turning the match into a rout. Assisting Mighty Bandit with the captain’s duties in Wings’ absence, Taco asked to award the game ball and shared it between Bandit and Sweet in honor of their father/grandfather who passed the week before. Bandit and Sweet would also like to share the honor with Wings, who lost his grandfather earlier in the week.
Andrew “Mighty Bandit” Bewley, Co-Captain and Short Scout for Wings