Independents Release 2013 Schedule
The Boys of Summer had their annual Winter Meeting this past month, and ratified their upcoming schedule for the 2013 season of historic base ball. The new schedule includes a trip to Indiana, a home and home engagement with the Dexter Club, an opportunity to host the new Flint ball club, and a Fourth of July weekend, base ball extravaganza.
The season kicks off in May with a road trip, and doubleheader against the Champion Hill Toppers on May 11th, and then follows with a home match on May 18th against the mighty La-de-dah Club of Greenfield Village.
The road is long for the boys in June with no home matches currently on the slab. They will however, be hitting the road for three dates in June beginning with a rare, evening match at Van Hoosen Farm against their friends the Grangers of Rochester Hills on June 15th. Then the Bay Citys hitch up their wagons and head further south to Wyandotte for a match with the Stars on June 22nd, and then follow it up with their first ever match against the Dexter Club in Ypsilanti on June 30th.
Bay City hosts their first ever Fireworks Weekend Base Ball Extravaganza on July 6th, and 7th. The Fireworks Weekend in Bay City displays some of the finest fireworks in the state, and the Independents have secured two fine clubs to play on that weekend in Bay City for the folks to relax and enjoy an old-fashioned ball game before the big displays. Bay City will host the Wyandotte Stars on Saturday, the afternoon before the main show, and the Dexter Club on Sunday the afternoon following the festivities. July 11th will bring the Independents out to play at the Cornfest of Auburn for our second go around against the area Firemen. On July 13th the Bay Citys will host the newest club in the State, the Lumber City Base Ball Club of Flint. Then the Independents hook up their team and head out East to take part in the Gettysburg Historic Base Ball Festival during the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 20-21.
In August Bay City frequents more familiar haunts making a trip to Saginaw for a Thursday match on August 1st against the current World's Tournament, Michigan State Cup Tournament, and Gettysburg Festival Champion, Saginaw Old Golds. The following week will see the Independents take part in their 8th World's Tournament at Greenfield Village held on August 10-11th.
After a break in the action Bay City hosts their neighbors the Saginaw Old Golds in Bay City on September 7th, and then finish the season with the 1865 Michigan State Cup Championship Tournament on September 21st.
It should be a fun-filled season of historic base ball, so we hope to see you all there!