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Early Risers & Detroit River Belles

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The Early Risers Base Ball Team

The Early Risers 

The HFWC has sponsored our VBBA team since 2009. The  Early Risers are named after one of the first baseball teams in Detroit. Rules for this league are taken from older baseball rules.

Come out and root for the team! Admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Early Risers 2017 Base Ball Schedule

June 4 AWAY 2pm - Early Risers vs. Union BBC of Dexter:  St. Joseph Catholic 'Country' Church, Dexter, MI


June 10 (during Colonial Days) HOME 11am -Early Risers vs. Eclips Base Ball Club of Northville

June 11 AWAY 2pm -Early Risers vs. Lapeer Tigers: Lapeer, MI

June 25 AWAY 2pm -Early Risers vs. Canton Cornshuckers: Heritage Park, Canton, MI

July 8 HOME Vintage Base Ball Day!  11am - Early Risers, Lapeer Tigers, Union BBC of Dexter, Wyandotte Stars, Indiana's Champion Hill Toppers, and Fallasburg Flats BBC. Teams will play a “round robin” style tournament on three fields - all on the Riverfront Parade Ground. One hour long matches with 15 minute breaks in between.

July 15 AWAY 1pm - Early Risers vs Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dah BBC at GREENFIELD VILLAGE

July 30 AWAY 1pm -Early Risers vs. Taylor Wolverines: Heritage Park, Taylor, MI


August 5 AWAY 1pm - Early Risers vs. Rochester Grangers: Rochester, MI


August 19 AWAY 1pm - Early Risers vs. Saginaw Old Golds: Ojibway Island, Saginaw, MI


August 26 AWAY 2pm - Early Risers vs Wyandotte Stars: Wyandotte Memorial Park, Wyandotte, MI


August 27 HOME 1pm - Early Risers vs. Greenfield Village La h-De-Dah BBC

September 17 HOME 1pm - Early Risers vs. Walker Tavern Wheels Vintage BBC of Brooklyn, MI

September 23-24 AWAY - Early Risers vs. Indiana's Champion Hill Toppers: Hier's Park, Huntington, IN

The Early Risers Base Ball Team

Detroit River Belles 

In 2014, we welcomed the formation of a ladies' team, the Detroit River Belles! Although there were no known organized ladies clubs in Detroit in the 1860's, there were clubs forming on the east coast and the River Belles represent what a ladies club of the Victorian era would have been.

The Belles were interviewed for a 2015 NPR article titled Baseball In Skirts, 19th Century Style. Take a look!

Check out their schedule below and come watch them play! Admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Photo By Carol Sheldon

Detroit River Belles 2017 Base Ball Schedule

No games scheduled for 2017

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