A little about the team:The team plays by the early rules of 1858 through 1867 base ball (it was two words then) wearing authentic wool uniforms of the era when players did not wear gloves and gentlemanly behavior and good sportsmanship was the norm. They play against other vintage teams representing historic small towns and museums all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and beyond.
The Oregon Ganymedes Vintage Base Ball Club is an all-volunteer educational outreach program of the Chana School Museum. This club has been playing vintage rules base ball games against other vintage clubs from all over the Midwest since 2005.
Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 pm against the McLean County Prairie Chickens Base Ball Club of Normal, IL
Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 pm against the Canton Cornshuckers Base Ball Club of Canton, Michigan
Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 pm against the DuPage County Plowboys Base Ball Club of Downers Grove, IL
Sunday, July 10 at 1:00 pm against the Creston Regulators Base Ball Club of Creston,IL, and Lemont Quarrymen Base Ball Club of Lemont, IL.
The Oregon team takes its name from the historic Ganymede’s Spring which was named by the famous Margaret Fuller in 1840 and became a tourist destination for people visiting the Oregon area for generations.