19th Century base ball done by the rules, manner, customs and uniforms of the 1860's
* there will be some bleachers, but bring some chairs to be safe
FRIDAY, JUNE 24th
All clubs will have their Captain or club representative in a match that starts out friendly but becomes competitive as the losing club of captains must umpire a match on Saturday or Sunday.
8:30pm -CAPTAIN'S DINNER
Captain’s get together for dinner and drinks and have a meeting to prepare for the next 2 days.
Anyone else is invited to have dinner with the Captains, you will need to purchase your food from the Cass River Bar & Grill inside of the River Place Shops and then can come outside to mingle with the Captains.
SATURDAY, June 25
2022 Michigan Vintage Base Ball Festival\
Over 30 vintage base ball clubs (19th century) will play 2-3 matches each on 7 fields directly behind Frankenmuth River Place Shops
The approx. 350 players will also take part in a skills competition on separate fields, with hitting and throwing accuracy contests as well as some other surprises for them.
11AM-5PM @Frankenmuth River Place Stage
There will be kids events at Frankenmuth River Place Shops duplicating the skills competitions the players will be performing in over the weekend.
Presentations of baseball history including readings about baseball from stage and screen. Also by the stage will be ALS of MICHIGAN providing information about what the organization does for people in Michigan who are afflicted with this disease. The Frankenmuth Historic Museum will also have a display on hand.
With a donation to ALS, posters and pens will be available so autographs can be sought by your children. Players will be walking around the Frankenmuth River Place Shops all weekend in their 19th century uniforms.
MIGHTIEST STRIKER COMPETITION
A 16 player bracketed tournament.
The vintage version of the Home Run Derby but decided on distance
GINGERLY GENTLEMAN COMPETITION
A 16 player bracketed tournament to take place at the same time on the same field as Mightiest Striker. A foot race tournament decided at the same time on the same field as Mightiest Striker, making this a most unusual and must see event. Bring a chair and watch 1860’s principals with 2022 skill.
All awards handed out after conclusion of Mightiest Striker/Gingerly Gentleman on the same field (FIELD #2)
SUNDAY, JUNE 25
Over 30 clubs play 2 more matches of 19th century base ball.