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:
2014 Schedule and Results
Moonlight's Match Blog
Rochester Granger's Base Ball Card page
Rochester Grangers YouTube page
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
A Pitch In Time is a fictionalized
story about the Rochester Grangers. Just click on
the book to read an excerpt.