Rum River Rovers Vintage Base Ball
The Anoka County Historical Society has partnered with the Rum River Rovers to share the fun of vintage base ball.
The Rum River Rovers play base ball using the rules, customs, and uniforms that were part of the game in 1860. In addition to the vintage uniforms, vintage base ball differs from modern baseball in other noticeable ways:
- Vintage base ball players don’t wear gloves.
- A batter is out if a hit ball is caught either in the air or after one bounce.
- Vintage base ball is a gentlemen’s game. The only job of the umpire is to call foul balls. Players determine all other plays on their own.
About the Rum River Rovers
The Rum River Rovers Base Ball Club of Anoka County Began in 2013. Most players on the team either grew up in Anoka County or live here now. The Rovers team has included both men and women, with players ranging in age from teenagers to 70 years old.
Most Rovers games take place in Minnesota or western Wisconsin, but they have also played in Milwaukee and the “Field of Dreams” in Dyersville, Iowa.
Come join the Rum River Rovers and the Anoka County Historical Society for some historical, competitive fun!
2017 Rum River Rovers Schedule
|May 6th||Home Event|
|May 14th||Columbia Heights, MN||Keys Park|
|May 20th||Afton, MN||Crocker Park|
|June 10th||La Crescent|
|June 17th||Scandia, MN||Beer Tasting at Hay Lake School|
|July 9th||Mankato, MN||N. Mankato Fun Days|
|July 22nd||Stillwater, MN||Lumberjack Days|
|July 29th||Menomonie, WI|
|August 12th||Afton, MN||Crocker Park|
|August 19th||Afton, MN||Split squad with Afton in La Crescent|
|August 20th||Barron County, WI|
|August 26th||Field of Dreams All Comers Matches|
|September 16th||Bayport Derby Days|
|September 23rd||Home Event|
|October 14th||Red Wing, MN|
|October 21st||Stache Ball All Comers Match|