Vintage Baseball comes to the Fraser Valley |

Vintage Baseball comes to the Fraser Valley

Tim Stabbe
Special to the Sky-Hi News
Tim Stabbe, team captain of the Stars and commissioner of the CVBBA, hits during the Stars versus the Reds game.
Photo Courtesy of Tim Stabbe |

Base Ball, as it was played in 1872, comes to the Fraser Valley on Saturday September 10 at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. This is the third year for the fund raising event, which will feature our local team, Fraser Valley Ice Men, and the Denver & Rio Grande Reds from Colorado Springs.

The match, played by the rules that were used in the Colorado Territory in 1872, will be free to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. Concessions will begin at 11 a.m. and there will be other activities for kids.

“It is a great family event and I am looking forward to playing again,” say Scott Ledin, FVMRD Director of Parks, Recreation and Golf and infielder for the Ice Men.

John Simcox, President of the Fraser Valley Recreation Foundation, an avid baseball fan is looking forward to Saturday’s match.

“This is a community event that is enjoyed by all. We look forward to hosting this event and look forward to doing it for years to come.”

The Fraser Valley team will feature a group of locals including team captain, Tim Gagnon. All proceeds and donations will go the refrigeration project for the IceBox ice rink. The refrigeration project, when completed, will improve the quality of ice and extend the season for the well supported ice skating and hockey programs in the valley. If you are interested in learning more about the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association, it’s teams, players and rules, visit their website: Come early on Saturday, as this is sure to be a well-attended event!

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