Vintage Base Ball

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 free.

Early Risers 2020 Base Ball Schedule

May 3 Brooklyn (1pm)

At the Fort


May 16 Black Swap Frogs

Ida Community Day


June 6-7 Mayors Cup

640 Elliott St. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351


June 14 Mount Clemens (1pm)

At the Fort


June 21 at Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, Michigan 48124


June 27-28 Menomonie Blue Caps Base Ball Festival

21st Ave SE

Menomonee, Wisconsin


July 12 Detroit Base Ball Club (1pm)

At the Fort


July 19 Northville (1pm)

At Fort


August 1 at Brooklyn

13220 M-50

Brooklyn, MI 49230


August 2 (tentative) Vintage Base Ball Day (11am)

Detroit Base Ball Club, Flat Rock, Wahoos, Moscow Monarchs,

Richmond, Stockbridge, Highlanders, Ghostriders, Swamp Frogs,

Wyandotte, Dexter (at Historic Fort Wayne)


August 8 at Mount Clemens (1pm)

Clinton Township Parks and Recreation

40700 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038


August 15 ABC Days (Tentative)


August 29 at Wyandotte Festival

Wyandotte Memorial Park

1940 Ludington St, Wyandotte, MI 48192


September 13 at Holly


September 20 at Northville

Ford Field Park

151 Griswold St. Northville, MI 48167


September 27 Wyandotte/Franklin

At Fort


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 2020 Base Ball Schedule

No games scheduled

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