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 is free. Parking is free.
May 5 - HOME
Saginaw Old Golds at the Fort
June 1- 2
640 Elliot Street Upper Sandusky, Ohio
June 9 - HOME
Straightfarmhouse of Nankin at the Fort
At Frankenmuth (Michigan Vintage Base Ball Festival)
Rough and Readys of Stockbridge
126 Webb St, Gregory MI
July 14 - HOME
Flat Rock at Fort
At Union BBC of Dexter
St. Joseph Catholic 'Country' Church
6917 Mast Rd. Dexter, MI
July 27 - HOME
Vintage Base Ball Day
Early Risers, Kalamazoo, Wyandotte Stars, Northville, Royal Oak, Richmond, Stockbridge at Historic Fort Wayne
ABC Days - Early Risers v Richmond Bees
Wyandotte Memorial Park
1940 Ludington St, Wyandotte, MI
Holly Festival - Early Risers v Wyandotte Stars
September 15 - HOME
Canton at the fort
September 22 - HOME
Lah-De-Dahs at the Fort (tentative)
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
No games scheduled