April/May Recap

At the end of 3 weekends of play, the Franklin Farriers stand at 2-1 and in 4th place in the TAOVBB league standings.


Baby Bear and Loose Cap after the game.

April 19: Farriers fall to Scouts at Historic Sam Davis Home, 16-9, in a game delayed twice by storms. The Scouts jumped ahead early and held off the visiting team’s comeback. All fans in attendance were treated to one of the most unique matches in league history. 3 pairs of britches were split, and all men emerged soggy. MVP (Muddiest Vintage Player) went to Taylor Baby Bear Bloss.

May 2: Farriers beat Holstons, 10-8, on a beautiful spring day in Knoxville. After falling behind 7-3 through 4 innings, Franklin claws back to take the lead in the bottom of the 8th. Key hits came from Buttermilk Roberts, Toothpick Ramey, and Meatball Morgan. The Hooligan tallied an ace from 2nd base to add the insurance run and put the Farriers ahead by the final score.


The Hooligan.


Next game: 5/17 at Historic Carnton Plantation vs. Phoenix VBBC of East Nashville.

Farriers trip Lightfoot 15-10

The Franklin Farriers were victors over the expansion Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga in their inaugural game at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The final score was 15-10.

Franklin showed consistent offense inning to inning, and defensively was spectacular aside from the third inning where the Farriers gave up 8 to the plucky Lightfoot.

Captain “Moose” Berrell awarded the game ball to “Goob” Andress who made his base each time at bat.

The Anvil

The Farriers love our Smacker Bats, especially ones that are named in honor of our team. Here’s the latest from their catalog of vintage bats, the Anvil.  Expect to see many a Farrier muckle put the apple in the garden with this beast.


Spring Training Update

The Farriers held the second of four scheduled spring training sessions today. The following Farriers will be placed on injured reserve until the next scheduled training session:

  • The entire team.