The purposes of the Elkton Base Ball Club and Exhibition Company, Inc. shall be to help preserve, perpetuate, and promote the history and heritage of the game of base ball as it was played during its formative years and other historic eras, in order that these may contribute to the present and future of baseball to inspire and inform future generations. This worthy objective shall be accomplished by the following activities and endeavors:
a. Presenting the game of base ball as it was actually played in accordance with the rules, equipment, uniforms, field specifications, customs, practices, language, and behavioral norms of the period.
b. Supporting the formation and strengthening of vintage base ball clubs by sharing vintage base ball information, setting standards of historical accuracy and participation.
c. Encouraging research and disseminating information in order to recreate the game in keeping with the highest levels of accuracy and authenticity.
d. Educating the public regarding the character, history, and growth of the game with attention to the historical context in which it originated and developed.
In order to achieve its goals and sustain the traditions and values which it seeks to honor and emulate, the Club and all of its members will conduct all matches, meetings, and other activities--both on and off the field--according to the highest standards of sportsmanship, gentlemanly behavior, courtesy, and respect for others.