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About Us

The Milwaukee Cream Citys Base Ball Club was established in 2004 to educate the community about the origins of our national pastime, base ball. The Cream Citys are fashioned after the Milwaukee Cream Citys Base Ball Club who were a highly successful amateur club from 1865-1870, winning the state amateur championship three times. Milwaukee's first professional baseball club was also called the Cream Citys (aka Grays), joining the National League in 1878 and lasting only one year before going bankrupt. Amateur clubs with the name of Cream City represented Milwaukee in the years 1865-1870, 1875, 1881-1889, 1889-1890, 1891, 1892, and 1894-1898.

The Cream Citys Base Ball Club is part of the National Vintage League, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting 19th Century Base Ball.

The Cream Citys were the only vintage base ball team in the state of Wisconsin in 2004 and continues to be a leader in the development of Vintage Base Ball locally, statewide and nationally.

The current Cream Citys Base Ball Club has a strong Midwest presence that includes matches played at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Helfaer Field at Miller Park, and participating in Base Ball Festivals in St. Louis, MO, Cincinnati, OH, La Crescent MN, Rockford, IL, Springfield, IL, Hobart, IN and Gettysburg, PA as well as bringing such clubs as the La Crescent Applejacks, Deep River Grinders, Champion Hill Toppers, Mississinewa Silversheels, Springfield Lone Nine, Akron Black Stockings, Chicago Salmon and others to the State of Wisconsin.

Also appearing on our schedule annually are the other state clubs Greenbush Dead Citys, Eagle Diamonds and Delton Base Ball Club with challenge clubs Rufus King High School Varsity Baseball, Green Bay Media All-Stars and the Ronald Reagan Elementary School Staff.

The Milwaukee Cream Citys Base Ball Club plays a full season schedule. Please go to the schedule portion of our site for a complete printable schedule and Cream Citys calendar.

 

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1860 Rules and Regulations of the Game of Base Ball (PDF)

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