Winter Meetings Held


Boston, MA December 13th, 1885 – Members of the Granite Squadron met at the mouth of the Merrimack to begin the journey down to the Massachusetts state capital of Boston. Team Captain Flask and Tank Cochran met up with other representatives from other teams to discuss the upcoming season, travel and housing arrangements. All teams agreed that as the years move on base ball is becoming more manly and the game needs to be spread to the corners of the country. This year the Granite will host several teams on the former grounds of the Civil War POW camp at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. The Granite will also bring the game to the Green Mountain State where they shall play the 1884 World Champion Providence Grays. Other opponents this year include the Whately Pioneers of (MA), Dirigo Base Ball Club (ME), Portsmouth Rockinghams (NH), and Boston Beaneaters (MA). The Granite welcome back all former players as this is the team’s tenth year in existence. Founded in 1876 as a centennial revival by Leaky Peter Duda the team has achieved great success over the years! Come one, come all to see the greatest show on natural grass. HUZZAH!

2014 Schedule Updated


Upcoming schedule with some changes and additions!

06/07 – (1864) vs. Essex Base Ball Fremont, NH
06/14 – (1886) vs. Boston Beaneaters (Leary Field Portsmouth NH)
06/21 – (1886) vs. Whately Pioneers Base Ball Club Tunbridge, VT
07/27 – (1886) vs. Providence Grays (Georges Island Boston, MA)
08/16 – (1886) vs Boston Beaneaters (Cleveland Circle Boston)
08/17 – (1884) vs. Providence Grays (McCoy Stadium Pawtucket, RI)
08/24 – (1886) vs Whately Pioneers Base Ball Club (Georges Island Boston, MA)
09/13 – (1864) vs Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club (away location TBD)
09/27 – (1886/1864) vs. Providence Grays @Borderlands State Park


Hello fans here is our 2014 schedule to date. As we are trying to move away from our Pennichuck home we have not determined which locals fields our home games will be played at. Right now I, Flask, am working with several local municipalities and organization to play at their beautiful and historical well maintained fields to call home. These include Leary Field in Portsmouth, NH, Evans Field Rockport, MA , and Georges Island Boston, MA. By April field locations will be finalized. Without further adieu I present the schedule:

04/26 – (1886) Whately Pioneers Base Ball Club Herlihy Field Whatley MA
05/03 – (1886) vs. Westfield Wheelmen Fuller Field (America’s Oldest Field)
05/17 – (1864/1886) vs. Presumpscot Base Ball club and Dirigo Vintage Base Ball (home location TBD)
06/07 – (1864) vs. Essex Base Ball Fremont, NH
06/14 – (1886) vs. Boston Beaneaters (location TBD)
06/21 – (1886) vs. Whately Pioneers Base Ball Club Tunbridge, VT
07/12 – (1864) vs. Presumpscot Base Ball Club (away location TBD)
08/16 – (1886) vs Boston Beaneaters (location TBD)
08/24 – (1886) vs Whately Pioneers Base Ball Club (home location TBD)
09/13 – (1864) vs Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club (away location TBD)
09/27 – (1886/1864) vs. Providence Grays @Borderlands State Park

 

Wolfboro Tournament Press Release


Contact: Brian Donohue

New Hampshire Granite Vintage Base Ball team

nhgvbbc@yahoo.com

 

 

New Hampshire Granite Vintage Base Ball team

Press Release

Wolfboro, NH to host Vintage Base Ball Tournament

Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park to Host top teams from New Hampshire and Maine in battle of 1864 Base Ball

On Saturday, October 5th, the New Hampshire Granite Vintage Base Ball team will play a round robin tournament to benefit the Kingswood Youth Center. The men of New Hampshire Granite will take on two of Maine’s finest vintage teams in this exhibition that will begin at 9:00 AM sharp. The games will feature the home state New Hampshire Granite (www.nhgranite.wordpress.com), and cross state rivals: the Dirigo Vintage Base Ball team (http://www.dirigobaseball.org/), and newly formed Presumpscot Base Ball team.  Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 6 and up. Children under 5 are free. Hamburgers, chips and water will be available for purchase. For more information regarding the teams please contact New Hampshire Granite Brian Donohue at nhgvbbc@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           


Much thanks for WMUR and New Hampshire Chronicle for re-airing the segment starring our team and the Melrose Pondfielders. If you are interested in watching a game, hosting a game for a celebration or charity event, playing, or even umpiring please email us at nhgvbbc@yahoo.com.