Vintage base ball - where sports and history meet!
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 and parking are free.
May 1 Brooklyn (1pm) At the Fort
May 15 Black Swamp Frogs (12pm)
Ida Community Day
Firemen’s Park, behind Ida Township Hall and Ida Township Fire Hall
3016 Lewis Avenue
May 16 Dexter (1pm) at the Fort
May 22 At Flat Rock (12pm)
28700 Arsenal Rd
Flat Rock, MI 48134
June 5 Northville (11am) at the Fort
June 12-13 Ohio Festival
299 Haskell Lane
June 19-20 Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village Dearborn, Michigan
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, Michigan 48124
June 26-27 Menomonie Blue Caps Base Ball Festival
21st Ave SE
July 10 at Dexter
July 17 at Rochester
July 24 Vintage Base Ball Day (11am) at the Fort
Detroit Base Ball Club*, Flat Rock*, Moscow Monarchs*, Richmond, Stockbridge*, Highlanders*, Ghostriders*, Swamp Frogs*, Portland Blue Sox*, Wyandotte*, Dexter.
July 31 at Brooklyn
August 21 ABC Days
August 28 at Wyandotte Festival
Wyandotte Memorial Park
1940 Ludington St, Wyandotte, MI 48192
September 11/12 At Holly Festival
September 18 Heritage Festival (Northville)
September 30 Augusta Bourbon Festival (Kentucky)
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.
Photo By Carol Sheldon
No games scheduled