The Rockingham County Baseball League is one of the oldest continuous leagues in the United States. The league has been in operation since 1924 when Polly Lineweaver, a sportswriter at the Daily News-Record, helped organize seven teams in Rockingham County. The founding teams represented the communities of Briery Branch, Bridgewater, Broadway, Dayton, Keezletown, Linville-Edom and Spring Creek, and began play on June 28, 1924.
A team from Port Republic began play during the third week of the inaugural season. At the beginning of the league's history, the team with the best record played a Bi-County Series against the best team from the Augusta County League. In 1938, the RCBL began playing its own championship series each season.
Teams have come and gone over the years, representing communities in Rockingham, Augusta, Page and Shenandoah Counties through the league's 96-year history. Multiple RCBL alumni have gone on to play at higher levels, including some who made it to the Major Leagues.
Our league has a long and storied history, and here you can find items that represent that history. We have a collection of jerseys, baseballs and gear that have been used throughout the league's time and that tell the story of the RCBL.