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19th Century "Old Time Base Ball" and 21st Century play!
Bay City Independents Base Ball Team
Welcome to "Old Time Base Ball!"
We're the Bay City Independents, a vintage base ball team that plays the game by the rules established during the mid-1800s. Our ball club was formed in the Spring of 2005 and our home field of play is Carroll Park in Bay City, MI. We play competitive "old time" ball against other teams from around the state.

We invite you to take in one of our games to see what "old time base ball" is all about. It's a fun game to watch and even more fun to play. "Hurrah!"
Learn More About Vintage Base Ball and Our Team!"

"That's sure was a daisy-cutter!"
"Who's the striker?"
"Gosh! What a howitzer!"
"What's the talley?"

The meaning of these odd phrases, the rules of the game and a history about local base ball are available on our website at [BayCityBaseBallClub.com].

Base Ball Trivia
Some Base Ball Jargon.
- Muckle... power hitter
- Cranks... fans
- Willow... bat
- Rover... short stop
- Base tender... infielder
- Scouts... outfielders
- Garden... outfield
- Pluck... fine strike or play
- Ginger.. enthusiatic play
- Boodler... ungentlemanly maneuver
- Daisy cutter... sharp grounder
- See all 51 of them.
Yogi Bera quotes.
- "The future ain't what it use to be."
- "If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."
- "You can observe a lot by watching."
- "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."
- "When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it."
Vintage base ball at Carroll Park!