Spiegel Grove Squires announce base ball season
The bats are being dusted off and the leather balls conditioned in preparation for the start of Vintage Base Ball season at the Hayes Presidential Center. The Centers all-volunteer base ball team, the Spiegel Grove Squires play the sport according to 1860s rules. Club members wear reproduction uniforms and use period equipment as they compete and demonstrate what is lovingly referred to as Americas Pastime. The Squires take their name from the beloved estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, where the clubs home matches are played. All Squires home matches are free and open to all thanks to Title Sponsor KF Construction & Excavating, LLC.
The Spiegel Grove Squires 2013 season includes 12 matches with other historic base ball clubs. The 2013 schedule is:
May 18 - 1 p.m. at Elmwood at the Springs, Green Springs, with the Stemtown Stinkers.
June 15 10 a.m. at Pacesetter Park, Sylvania the Sylvania Cup Tournament
June 22 - 10 a.m. at Municipal Park, Delta - the Delta Sesquicentennial.
July 14 - 2 p.m. at HOME in Spiegel Grove with the Local Celebrity All-Stars.
July 21 2 p.m.at HOME in Spiegel Grove with the Clodbuster Base Ball Club
July 27 - noon at Sauder Village, Archbold the Sauder Village Cup Tournament
Aug. 4 - 2 p.m. at HOME in Spiegel Grove with the Great Black Swamp Frogs.
Aug. 10-11 World Tournament of Historic Base Ball at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan
Aug. 25 - 2 p.m. at HOME in Spiegel Grove with the Stemtown Stinkers.
Sept. 21 - at Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin - the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival
For a printable schedule of Spiegel Grove Squires' matches click here.