THE APPLE JACKS: A Base Ball Club of La Crescent
A gentleman's game, but not a gentle game
2019 Schedule Our 16th season
Mar 31 Sunday 12:00-3:00 Rochester MN at Rochester Bubble vs All Comers
May 18 Saturday 12:00 PM at La Crescent MN Old Hickory Park vs Roosters of Olmsted County
May 18 Saturday 1:30 PM at La Crescent MN Old Hickory Park vs Roosters of Olmsted County
Jun 8 Saturday 12:00 PM at La Crescent MN Old Hickory vs Park Fillmore Fungi
Jun 8 Saturday 3:00 PM at La Crescent MN Old Hickory Park vs St. Croix
Jun 22 Saturday 12:30 PM at Menomonie WI Phelan Park vs TBD
Jun 30 Sunday 12:00 PM at Highland Prairie MN Highland Prairie Church vs Highland Prairie Hayseeds
Jun 30 Sunday 1:30 PM at Highland Prairie MN Highland Prairie Church vs Highland Prairie Hayseeds
Jul 14 Sunday 11am at Rochester MN Mayo Field vs Roosters of Olmsted County
Jul 20 Saturday 12:00 PM at Rochester MN Schmitt Field vs Roosters of Olmsted County
Jul 20 Saturday 2:00 PM at Rochester MN Schmitt Field vs Northfield Silver Stars
Aug 7 Wednesday 7:00 PM at Holmen WI Viking Field vs Local Holmen Team
Aug 10 Saturday 1:30 PM at Rochester MN Schmitt Field vs Roosters of Olmsted County
Aug 24 Saturday 6:00 PM at Dyersville IA Field of Dreams Movie Set vs All Comers
Aug 31 Saturday TBD at Columbus OH Ohio Cup vs All Comers - Union Team
Sep 01 Sunday TBD at Columbus OH Ohio Cup vs All Comers - Union Team
Sep 8 Sunday 12:30 at Highland Prairie MN Highland Prairie Church vs Highland Prairie Hayseeds
Sep 8 Sunday 3:00 at Highland Prairie MN Highland Prairie Church vs Decorah Driftless Dodgers
Sep 14 Saturday 12:00 PM at La Crescent MN Old Hickory Park vs Fillmore Fungi
Sep 14 Saturday 3:00 PM at La Crescent MN Old Hickory Park vs Roosters of Olmsted County
Members of the Apple Jacks also play as members of the Union Base Ball Club of Minnesota.
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Hurrah to Heather Armstrong!
WHAT IS VINTAGE BASE BALL?
Prior to the Civil War, base ball was a new game and rules developed over time. By 1860 there were many base ball clubs east of the Mississippi and the sport was growing. On March 14, 1860 in New York, the National Association of Base-Ball Players adopted 38 rules as written down by Henry Chadwick and published in Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player: A Compendium of the Game, Comprising Elementary Instructions of this American Game of Ball. Click on this link to see all 38 Rules of 1860.
Elements of 1860s base ball:
· The pitcher does not wind up; he throws underhanded, actually pitching (like horseshoes) to get the player to hit. “Hurler” was not used until 1906.
· The ball is 9-3/4 to 10 inches in circumference and stitched leather.
· Bats are round and wood, mostly ash or maple.
· No gloves are used – fielding gloves were not introduced until 1875.
· Bases are often made of canvas and filled with sand.
· The Umpire does not call balls and strikes, but 3 misses is an out.
· A striker or batsman (batter) is not walked.
· There is no bunting – it wasn’t part of the game until 1886.
· A ball may be caught on a fly or first bound (bounce) for an out; a foul ball or foul tip caught on a fly or first bound is an out.
· A base runner is not tagged; he is “touched with the ball.”
· A run is also called an “ace.”
Spectators should cheer for good play
from both clubs.
Spitting, swearing, and wagering
are not allowed.
Our custom is for players to politely ask the scorekeeper to record their ace; the players then ring a bell to signify their feat
(Photo: Jim "Scoop" Schupbach rings the bell).
Bill "Ho-hum" Ohm presents to Jay Friedl of Merchants Bank a bat signed by all the Apple Jacks players and personnel commemorating their 10th season and the importance of Merchants Bank's sponsorship.
Merchants Bank-La Crescent has been the corporate sponsor since the Club's founding in 2004.
The Apple Jacks Vintage Base Ball Club is a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association (VBBA) and the Union BBC of Minnesota (all Minnesota clubs).
Joel "Hefty" Affeldt
Bill "Ho-Hum" Ohm
Lady Joan Ohm
Prince Peter Petersilie
HISTORICAL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE
Prince Peter Petersilie and Lady Joan Ohm