In 1996 William Ryczek helped the Middlesex County Historical Society round up some locals to play the touring Great Black Swamp Frogs from Sylvania, Ohio. From that match the Mansfields eventually took shape and became the first vintage base ball team in Connecticut.
They played in the Hartford Vintage Base Ball Invitational from 2000-2004.
- New Mansfields Win – Eric Rich/Hartford Courant (2-Jul-1998)
- An Old Game Played the Very Old Way – Chris King/NY Times (8-Jul-2001)