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.

2013 Vintage Base Ball at the Grand Schedule (2014 schedule coming soon)

May 18
  • 12 Noon - Chelsea Monitors vs Petoskey Mossbacks
  • 2 pm - Petoskey Mossbacks vs Chelsea Monitors
June 15
  • 10 am - Walker Tavern Wheels vs Sidney Stars
  • 12 Noon - Northville Eclipse vs Saginaw Old Golds
  • 2 pm - Sidney Stars vs Northville Eclipse
  • 4 pm - Walker Tavern Wheels vs Saginaw Old Golds
August 17
  • 10 am - Downtown historic tour of Mackinac Island
  • 12 Noon - Chicago Salmon vs Midland Mighty River Hogs
  • 2 pm - Chicago Salmon vs Douglas Dutchers
  • 4 pm - Douglas Dutchers vs Midland Mighty River Hogs
September 7
  • 10 am - Aurora (IL) Town Club vs Greenfield Village Nationals
  • 12 Noon - Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs vs. Petoskey Mossbacks
  • 2 pm - Greenfield Village Nationals vs Petoskey Mossbacks
  • 4 pm - Aurora (IL) Town Club vs Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs