Amador County’s base ball history reaches well back into the 19th Century, as miners and local tradesmen sought recreational relief from their labor intensive occupations. Below are some photographs courtesy of the Amador County Archives and other local sources (click each photo to enlarge).
The Gold Country Vintage Base Ball league plays according to the “Playing Rules of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, 1886.” which can be accessed by clicking on the cover above. Some slight modifications have been put in place for sake of player safety, ball park playing conditions and crank entertainment. These changes are included in the GCVBB By-laws that can be read by clicking on this link:Gold Country Vintage Base Ball By-Lawsand Rules of Play.