The Ohio Village Muffins
is the "oldest" team in town and the nation's premiere men's vintage base ball club
. Yes, that's two words - base ball - and the Muffins
play the way 1860s base ball based on the original rules of the game drawn up by the New York Knickerbocker Club in 1845. Muffin
players use wooden bats that are no bigger than 2.5 inches in diameter, but may be of any length. The ball is covered by a single piece of leather. There are no gloves or protective equipment. They don't keep track of individual statistics. They do keep track of courtesy, sportsmanship, and the true gentlemanly code of the Victorian Era. Muffins
are intent on fresh air, exercise, education about the game, and mixing with the crowd, which is encouraged to cheer for good plays on either side. Players range in age from 16 to over 60. The Muffins
play home games on Muffin Meadow at 182503
Ohio Village and 'away' games at other Ohio Historical Society sites throughout the spring and summer.