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Grangers and the Mackinac Never Sweats

Newspaper clip from August 27, 1874Welcome to the website of the Rochester    Grangers Base Ball Club! The current version of the Rochester Grangers was formed in 1999, but the origins of base ball in Rochester, Michigan go back much farther!

Organized sports started in Rochester in the late 1860s. There was a town base ball club as early as 1873, and by 1875 there was a merchant’s league - in that year the Grangers beat the Mechanics 25-15. Rochester supported a base ball club that played surrounding towns well into the 1930s. Another local club that formed around that time was the Independents.

Our next home match is August 24th against the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs.


Don't forget to come out to our last match of the season on August 30th. That day, the Rochester Grangers will be facing off against the Wyandotte Stars at Hamtramck Stadium! Also known as Roesink Stadium, Hamtramck Stadium is one of only a few Negro League stadiums still in existence. The Stadium was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, and on August 14, 2014, a State of Michigan Historic Marker was dedicated at the site.


While you're here, be sure to check out:

Newspaper clip from September 4, 1879

2014 Schedule and Results

Moonlight's Match Blog

Rochester Granger's Base Ball Card page

Rochester Grangers YouTube page




Would you like the Rochester Grangers to come to your school, festival or other special event? Contact Kevin "Six-Shooter" Straub for information.


If you need directions to Van Hoosen Farm, just type in your address and click Huzzah!


  Antoniou's Towne Square Pizza is a proud sponsor of the Rochester Grangers!

The Hills Bar &
Grille is a proud sponsor of the Rochester Grang

The Rochester Grangers home field is located on the grounds of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. To get a list of programs and events (Including Granger home games), just click on their logo.



The Rochester Grangers are proud members of the Vintage Base Ball Association

Fictional story about the original Rochester Grangers!
A Pitch In Time is a fictionalized story about the Rochester Grangers. Just click on the book to read an excerpt.












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