With the World Cup almost over, we’re looking for a new sport to obsess over. Here’s the first in a two-part series.

Vintage VDubs aren’t the only blast from the past on Governors Island. During summer Saturdays on the island’s Parade Grounds, teams from the Vintage Base Ball Association pay tribute to America’s pastime by kicking (er, throwing) it old-school.

Founded in 1837, the New York Gothams played near what’s now Madison Square Park. The Brooklyn Eckfords played first in Greenpoint and then on Williamsburg’s Union Grounds — the first ballfield to be enclosed by a fence and to charge admission. Watch our video to learn about the teams that pay tribute to them, putting your summer softball league to shame.