Golden Lads

Golden Lads Baseball Game, Saturday May 22, 1 & 3pm

Saturday, May 22, the Monroe Golden Lads will be playing a DOUBLE HEADER rematch of last years olde tyme baseball game against the Cincinnati Red Stockings! Game times are 1:00pm & 3:00pm and held at the Monroe Community Park, 500 S. Main Street in Monroe. They will be playing on the grass field adjacent to diamond #6. This is a free event and fun for all ages! Bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, a picnic lunch and enjoy baseball in its original form. Interested in playing? The team is open to men ages 18-80. Just have a question? Contact Gene Williams 539-9573. The Monroe Golden Lads Olde Tyme Base Ball team is a joint venture with the Monroe Ohio Historical Society. www.monroegoldenlads.com www.1869reds.com www.monroeoh-historicalsociety.org

Vintage Base Ball Team

Vintage Base Ball is base ball (yes, it was spelled two words prior to the 1880s) played by the rules and customs of the 19th Century. The players (sometimes called ballists) wear period reproduction uniforms, either with long trouser and shield shirt, or a later style lace shirt and knickers. They recreate the game based on rules and research of the various decades of the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The playing of vintage base ball can be seen at open-air museums, tournament re-enactments and city parks. It is played on both open grass fields and modern baseball diamonds. Spectators may consider vintage base ball to be a new sport, however, some clubs have been in existence since the 1980s. Vintage base ball is a reflection of how baseball existed at an earlier time. Read more »

Monroe Olde Tyme Baseball Team Forming

Although the Monroe Golden Lads lost their game to the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, players and fans alike had a wonderful afternoon of old-fashioned fun. So much fun in fact, that there is talk of a permanent Monroe team. Games are played using 1869 rules against regional teams. If you are interested in joining Monroe's team, please contact (click to email) Gene Williams (539-9581) or Tracy Shell (600-0366).