Category Archive: News

The Kents made history….

The Kent Base Ball Club of Grand Rapids, Michigan has announced that it will cease operations in 2015. Originally founded in 1867 by Silas K. Pierce, the Kents were re-formed by Gordon Olson… Continue reading

Kent’s Leader Fails Weather Prognostication

Stepping out of his safety zone as Kent Base Ball Club “scheduler in chief,” and umpire, “Steam Train” Olson took on the role of weather prognosticator with disastrous consequences for the team’s annual… Continue reading

Pierce Cup Cancelled

After consulting numerous weather forecasts, and talking with several team leaders, we have decided to call off this year’s Pierce Cup. There are two primary weather issues. First and primarily, there is universal… Continue reading

“Stoneman” Goes Gonzo

Our very own Mike “Stoneman” Page previewed the Silas K. Pierce Cup today on WJRW 1340 AM’s “Going Gonzo” show, with John Gonzales from MLive Media Group. You can check out the audio… Continue reading

A Damp Spring

To anyone in the Midwest, it’s no surprise to find a neighbor working on his ark this spring. Here in West Michigan, we’ve also enjoyed a damp start to the season. Here’s a… Continue reading

Kents to Open Season in Grand Ledge

The Kents will be in action this Saturday, with a match versus a Grand Ledge Picked Nine beginning at 12 noon. Directions to Fitzgerald Ball Field where we will play are simple. It’s… Continue reading

Vintage Base Ball Grows in Popularity

Here’s a nice article on the rising interest in the Gentleman’s Game: LINK Huzzah!  

A Fresh Kent

Kents, We are pleased to welcome the newest member of the Kents.  From Big Dutch Buiter comes the message that Anneke Marie Buiter was born on Tuesday, October 9 at  2:33am (only 13… Continue reading

Stoneman and Missus Page Went to the Ballpark

Congratulations to Mike and Lucinda Page on a job well done! Read their story HERE (with photos) and a follow up from the player perspective HERE. Couple goes extra mile to make Whitecaps’ foreign… Continue reading