Vintage Baseball Game

08/08/2009 1:00 pm
The Monroe Historical Society will be sponsoring a day of vintage baseball on August 9 at the Community Park. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Mark Bursley of the Red Onion will be providing the “normal ballgame fare” with brats, hot dogs, taffy, popcorn, peanuts, etc. Monroe grads Kara Cover and Paul Jutte will be singing The Star Spangled Banner and Take Me Out to the Ball Game. The game will begin at 1 p.m. between the 1869 Cincinnati Redstockings ( and a local Monroe team. Former Mayor Elbert Tannreuther will be umpiring the game and Councilman Tracy Shell will be the coaching the Monroe team. The log cabin will be open and games from the 1860s/70s will be available for all ages. A movie is also planned at dusk. Call Tracy Shell at 513-600-0366 if you wish to volunteer to play some ball the “old-fashioned” way, or you can call Gene Williams at 539-9581, to volunteer and participate in some fashion, for a Saturday of fun.