Stogies Vintage Base Ball is dedicated to preserving the style of play that was in effect circa 1886. Founded in 2005 by two brave souls, Jason "Hatchet" Conyers and Keith "Steamer" Walker, who were the first to defect from the newly formed San Jose Dukes during Bay Area Vintage Base Ball’s early days. The Stogies were the product of the first expansion of the Bay Area Vintage Base Ball league because of these two ballists vision.
Initially it was a rough start with plenty of problems every fledgling team must face, with the Stogies losing several games to
forfeit and lopsided defeats. Fortunately for the Stogies, the core of this team stuck together through the trying times, believed in each other and the vision of the team, and always played their hearts out every game, win or lose. Soon enough the team started to gel with the wins coming right along with this transformation. Amazingly, the Stogies finished only their second season with a wining record, and that was just the beginning.
With the acquisition of some truly vintage Stogie ballists (as well as some amazingly dedicated fans) to go right along with the solid core of this team, the Stogies have smoked their way a top the BAVBB standings and made their mark in 2007, winning their first ever outright Bay Area Vintage Base Ball crown with a record of 10-2 and 142 Runs For while only giving up 67 Runs Against.
Welcome to the home of the Stogies, and thank you for all of your interest and support.
Shane Sellers (Umpire), Cakes, Boomer, Moonshine, Muffin, Timber, Jumbo, Hatchet, Popeye
Slick, Dom, Tsui, Stonewall, Scraps, Steamer, Bam Bam