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.

Granite take Tri-State Battle for Georges Island


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The New Hampshire Granite waged their own war this weekend against fine squads from the Medford/Melrose Pondfielders and the Bristol Blues. While not that familiar with the 1860′s game on this 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg these men decided to honor the men who fought by playing by the rules 1864.

Game 1 : vs. Melrose

In a back and forth battle the Granite come out on top. Down 8-4 in the 5th inning the Granite responded well to the shear insane screams and shouts of their captain to come out and hit the daylights out of the ball. In addition the Granite defense was rock solid holding off a last inning surge to win 10-8. A well played game by both sides and a great start to the games.

Game 2: vs. Bristol

In an inaugural match between these two teams another show was put on for the crowd. With the Granite ahead 7-5 in the 7th inning Bristol went ahead with a 2 run  single with an additional run coming across on a hefty throwing error made by Captain Flask.  The Granite tied the game in the 8th and held off the Blues with men on second and third in the top of the ninth. With two outs, bottom of the ninth, Flask came to bat determined to make right  up for his earlier error. After singling, stealing second and third, a clutch infield single by Honest Don Cederquist brought the winning run home.