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Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne, NJ — 2 Games 1864 Rules 5-22-16

This was the first time that either the Gotham or Neshanock clubs had played at this location. A small group of local spectators had assembled and a local group of ballists were displaced by the game upcoming. The Neshanock to this point had been undefeated this season. Their veteran hurler was fresh off the unable to… Continue reading

Westside Park, Paterson 4-23-16– 2 Games 1864 Rules

As it was played last year at the same location, the day began with light rain and some doubt about the possibility of the clubs to play the day’s games. However, a local farmer provided valuable insight as to the future of the day based on his observations of his cows and right he was.

Although… Continue reading

Governors Island, New York 8-29-15 – 2 Games 1864 Rules

    Game 1

Dry and sunny conditions on the island this past weekend. But temperatures were cooler and more manageable than the previous date. Hence both games spanned the full nine frames. It was Gotham that got out to an early lead in the match on aces from Scratch, Joe Ivy and Flash. The Mutuals evened the… Continue reading

NY Gothams at Governors Island

Hear ye, hear ye, the Gotham Base Ball Club will be hosting the infamous New York Mutual Base Ball Club on Governors Island NYC on August 15th, 2015. That is a ferry ride from the Battery right next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal downtown. The matches will begin at 11:30 AM with two games… Continue reading

Gothams in Patterson | Westside Park, Paterson 6-6-15 – 2 Games 1864 Rules

The early hours of the day threatened to rain on the event. But at Paterson’s Westside Park the park staff, the food vendor and the Gothams set up for a match with the Brooklyn Atlantics. The site is not far from the Great Falls and Hinchliff Stadium built in 1932 and home field for the Negro… Continue reading

Bethpage, NY 4-18-15 – 2 Games, 1864 Rules

The Gotham BBC assembled on the grounds of Old Bethpage Restoration Village near half past ten to compete for the coveted New York / New Jersey Cup of the Eastern Division of the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League (MAVBBL). The Flemington Neshanock already had ballists exercising their arms on the second the two fields on… Continue reading

Q & A with New York Gotham Base Ball Club manager, Charles Klasman

Charles Klasman is the manager of the New York Gotham Base Ball Club, a club that originated back in 1865! Fun fact: The Civil War was coming to a conclusion when the Gotham Base Ball Club was founded. I had the pleasure of conducting a Q & A interview with the gracious Mr. Klasman! If you… Continue reading

Gotham Base Ball Club 2015 Preview

Press Release Release Date: 3/10/15 Release Status: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts: Ben Levinsohn (Collector) benlevinsohn@gmail.com

Charles Klasman (Bugs) Chazbot@optonline.net

March 10, 2015 The Gotham Base Ball Club has posted its 2015 schedule on the team website. New Jersey dates kick off on May 16th at the Paramus Public Library where the Gothams will play the… Continue reading

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