Early Risers Vintage Base Ball 2014 Team - photo taken at Historic Fort Wayne

Vintage base ball is a league where sports and history enthusists meet. Rules for this league are taken from older baseball rules. The HFWC has sponsored a VBBA team since 2009. The team is named the Early Risers, taken from the name of the one of the first baseball teams in Detroit.

Early Risers 2016 Game Calendar

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Time
May 15 Early Risers Home vs. Detroit River Belles - Civil War Days Home 11 am
May 21 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Richmond Bees Away 1 pm
May 22 Early Risers Home Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Rochester Home

1 pm

June 4 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Wyandotte Away 2 pm
June 11 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Kalamazoo Away 2 pm
June 18 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Walker Tavern Wheels Away 1 pm
June 26 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Northville Away 2 pm
July 10 Early Risers Home Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Port Huron Home 1 pm
July 17 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Union BBC of Dexter Away 2 pm
July 23 Vintage Base Ball Days at Historic Fort Wayne (9 teams) Home 11 am
July 31 Early Risers Home Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Royal Oak - game played inside the Star Fort Home 1 pm
Aug 13-14 Vintage Base Ball World Tournament @ Greenfield Village Away  
Aug 21 Early Risers Home Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Canton - game played on the Riverfront Parade Ground Home 1 pm
Aug 27 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Flint Away 1 pm
Sept 10 Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Port Huron Away 1 pm
Sept 24-25 Tournament in Indiana Away  

 

Detroit River Belles

In 2014, we welcomed the formation of a ladies' team, the Detroit River Belles! They are playing their own schedule for the first time. 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.

Detroit River Belles 2014 Vintage Base Ball Team - Photo courtesy Carol Sheldon

Photo By Carol Sheldon

Grapic by Carol Sheldon

Detroit River Belles 2016 Game Calendar

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Time
May 15 Civil War Days match vs. Detroit Early Risers Home

11 am

June 26 DRB vs. Richmond Away

TBD

July 16 Iron Clad Festival Games - held in Chelsea Away TBD
July 23 Vintage Base Ball Days - Historic Fort Wayne Home 1 pm
Sep. 10 DRB vs. Canton Cornshuckers Base Ball Club Home 1 pm
Sep. 11 DRB vs. Chelsea Merries Home 1 pm
Sep. 24 DRB vs. Davisburg Away TBD

 

Detroit River Belles are mentioned on NPR

Check out the recent article on the women in Vintage Base Ball. Our Detroit River Belles are interviewed!

Go to the article.

 

This page will grow in the near future. For now, below is a fun photo of the team at a competition held at Greenfield Village in 2010.

Early Risers on truck

Early Risers Make the news on Fox 2!

The Early Risers were featured on a Fox 2 news pack about vintage baseball. Congrats to the team for making a great showing for the HFWC! See the video by following the link below.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/sports/main_page/early-risers-vintage-baseball