Silas Pierce Cup on Tap

Come join us for an exhibition of gentlemanly 1860 base ball, played “the way it ought to be” at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids this Saturday. Twelve teams of vintage ballists will compete for the Cup in a three-game round-robin format, with the prize awarded to the team with the best overall record.
The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 6, 2009
Participants – Fallasburg Cubs, Ludington Mariners, House of David Echoes, Midland Mighty River Hogs, Chicago Salmon, Bay City Independents, Kent Base Ball Club, Kent Pioneers, Wahoo Base Ball Club of Royal Oak, Wyandotte (Ohio) Ghostriders, Sylvania (Ohio) Great Black Swamp Frogs, Douglas Dutchers.

8:15 Captains meeting at field
8:30 AM: Kents-Dutchers / Pioneers-Cubs / Mariners-Echoes
9:45 AM: Independents-Wahoos / Ghostriders-Swamp Frogs / River Hogs-Salmon
11:00 AM: Mariners-River Hogs / Kents-Independents / Pioneers-Ghostriders
11:45-12:45: Lunch Break hosted by Kent Base Ball Club
12:45-1:15: Skills Competition*
1:15 PM: Echoes-Salmon / Dutchers-Wahoos / Cubs-Swamp Frogs
2:30 PM: Pioneers-Swamp Frogs / Mariners-Salmon / Kents-Wahoos
3:45 PM: Cubs-Ghostriders / Echoes-River Hogs / Dutchers-Independents
5:00 PM: Trophies awarded

There is no admission cost and this is an all ages, family friendly event. We’ll hope to see you there!