Spiegel Grove Squires 2016 vintage
base ball schedule
The Spiegel Grove Squires are baseball devotees who bring to life the sport during its early years. It was in the 1860s that base ball, as it was spelled back then, became an organized sport with rules of play and standards for base ball clubs.
Members of the Spiegel Grove Squires are volunteers. They have studied and learned the methods of play used in the 1860s, including playing bare-handed and using a bat that looks more like a broom handle. Players are called ballists, and they wear period-style uniforms and adopt the language of 19th-century base ball during their matches, as games were called back then. The club dates back to 1991, became inactive in 1998 and restarted in 2001. Since then, it has been consistently active.
The team has a full schedule, including several home games at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Admission to home games is free, and games take place on the lawn behind the Hayes Home. The Squires are sponsored by KF Construction & Excavating, LLC.
The schedule is as follows:
· Saturday, May 22- 2 p.m. at Elmwood at the Springs in Green Springs vs. the Stemtown Stinkers.
· Sunday, June 5- 2 pm. at home vs. the Fulton Mules Vintage Base Ball Club.
· Sunday, June 12- 2 p.m. at home, celebrity all-star game. Local celebrities will suit up with the Squires.
· Saturday, June 26- TBA at the Western Reserve Cup, hosted by the Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club
· Saturday, July 2- 2 p.m. double-header in Bay Village vs. the Villagers Vintage Base Ball Club and the Whiskey Island Shamrocks.
· Sunday, July 17- 2 p.m. in Wyandotte, Michigan, vs. the Wyandotte Stars.
· Saturday, July 23- Noon at the Sauder Village Cup tournament at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.
· Sunday, July 31- 2 p.m. at home vs. the Stemtown Stinkers from Green Springs.
· Sunday, Aug. 14 - 1 p.m. at the Carnation Cup Tournament, hosted by the Alliance Crossing Rails Base Ball Club.
· Sunday, Aug. 21- 2 p.m. at home vs. the Villagers Vintage Base Ball Club from Bay Village.
· Sunday, Aug. 28- 2 p.m. at home versus the Wyandotte Stars from Wyandotte, Michigan.
· Sunday, Sept. 18- 10 a.m. at the Tiffin-Seneca County Heritage Festival at Hedges-Boyer Park in Tiffin, exhibition games against other vintage base ball clubs.
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is Americas first presidential library and is celebrating its centennial this year. It is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont, Ohio. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio History Connection.
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