Updated: 2:27 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 | Posted: 2:26 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
Nine players play for nine innings.
Vintage players do not use gloves.
The wooden bat is heavier than a modern bat and the ball is slightly larger and softer than a baseball today.
The game is played on any flat and grassy field.
Players are expected to act like gentlemen. There is no spitting, swearing or other action that may be offensive to a lady.
Only one umpire is used during a vintage game and he typically stands behind and off to the side of the field. He is allowed to use both players and spectators alike to judge close plays.
No balls or strikes are called. The umpire can issue warnings to the striker (the batter) or the pitcher if the at-bat is not proceeding well.
The pitcher stands 45' from the plate and pitches underhand. There is no mound.
A foul ball on one bound or on the fly is an out, even if it is just a foul tick.
Source: Cincinnati Vintage Baseball Club