Grangers Conclude Landmark Season

On a late summer afternoon, the Rochester Grangers vintage base ball club convened at Van Hoosen Farm to draw the curtain on another successful campaign. Summoned by their Paleolithic patriarch, Patrick "Barnraiser" McKay, the suspendered stalwarts completed their 25th season with a match against the powerful Canton Cornshuckers. Featuring a lineup that included a murderers' row of mendacious mashers, the visitors posed a credible threat to the bucolic quietude of the exhibition grounds.    … [Read more...]

Grangers Silver Anniversary a Hit

The sky was blue, the bounces were true and the grass was an emerald hue. Such was the scene at Van Hoosen Farm when the Grangers lately celebrated their 25th season of vintage base ball. To help with the festivities were the Columbus Capitals, who took a group of apprentice Rochester ballists, and taught them the vintage game a quarter century ago. As special guests the Grangers welcomed a number of returning players from that inaugural season. On hand and in uniform were Mike "Cueball" … [Read more...]

Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Saturday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. vs. Flint Lumber City at Home/Rochester Hills Museum Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. vs. Bear Clan BBC of Flat Rock at Halbach Field for Greater Rochester Heritage Days The Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club is a recreated club that existed in the community in the 1870's - playing base ball as gentlemen, according to the rules of 1870. Matches are free and all … [Read more...]

Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Games this Summer

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Hosting Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Next game is July 1 at the Rochester Hills Museum, located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Visit the Rochester Grangers for a complete 2017 schedule No advanced registration required Enjoy base ball the way it was played by gentleman in the 1860s Admission is free - bring your own blanket or chair. All games start at 1:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Vintage base ball match at Rochester Hills Museum on Thursday night!

A great way to kick off the summer season is by watching the Rochester Grangers play base ball the way is was played in 1865! The Grangers will play the Port Huron Welkins on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds. Admission is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or their own chair. Vintage base ball captures the national past time as it evolved after the Civil War. Games are still nine innings long but emphasis is placed on gentlemanly behavior, … [Read more...]

Batter Up! Vintage Base Ball Games Return

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will serve as the home field for another season of vintage baseball featuring the Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club.  A Match will be held at Halbach Field in Rochester on Saturday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the Rochester Area Heritage Festival and other home matches will be played at the Rochester Hills Museum on June 16, June 21, July 28, August 11, August 25, and September 1. Matches begin at 1:00 p.m. and guests are … [Read more...]