Vintage Base Ball

Every year Grand Hotel hosts a full schedule of 1860s rules baseball games. Players on teams from throughout the Midwest will wear period reproduction uniforms. No gloves are used and fair or foul balls caught on one bounce are considered outs. All games will take place in Woodfill Park near the Grand Hotel tennis courts and are free to the public. For more, read Grand Hotel Goes to Bat for Michigan History in The Grand Blog.

2014 Vintage Base Ball at the Grand Schedule

June 7

  • 10:00 a.m. London (ON) Techumsehs vs Springfield (IL) Long Nine
  • 10:00 a.m. Walker Tavern Wheels (MI) vs. Douglas Dutchers (MI)
  • 12:00 p.m. Wahoo BBC (MI) vs Huntington (IN) Champion Hilltoppers
  • 12:00 p.m. London (ON) Techumsehs vs. Douglas (MI) Dutchers
  • 2:00 p.m.  Wahoo BBC (MI) vs Walker Tavern Wheels (MI)
  • 2:00 p.m.  Springfield (IL) Long Nine vs Huntington (IN) Champion Hilltoppers

August 16
  • 10:00 a.m. Wyandotte (MI) Stars vs Midland (MI) Mighty River Hogs
  • 10:00 a.m.  Welkin BBC (MI) vs Chicago (IL) Salmon
  • 12:00 p.m. Bay City (MI) Independents vs Sidney (MI) Stars
  • 12:00 p.m.  Wyandotte (MI) Stars vs Welkin BBC (MI)
  • 2:00 p.m.  Chicago (IL) Salmon vs Bay City (MI) Independents
  • 2:00 p.m. Midland (MI) Mighty River Hogs vs Sidney (MI) Stars

September 20
  • 10:00 a.m. Red Rover BBC (MI) vs Continental BBC (MI)
  • 12:00 p.m. Saginaw (MI) Old Golds vs the Petoskey (MI) Mossbacks
  • 2:00 p.m. Petoskey (MI) Mossbacks vs Red Rover BBC (MI)
  • 4:00 p.m. Continental BBC (MI) vs. Saginaw (MI) Old Golds