September 18, 2022
The Hurler (pitcher) winds up and throws the ball underhand, the batter tics it (hits a foul), and the player is dead (out). The cranks (fans) cheer. It’s the gentlemanly game of “Base Ball” – 1860s style – and it’s still being played in the summertime in Northern Indiana. The Deep River Grinders are Lake County’s club. They’re decked out in vintage uniforms. No gloves, no helmets. No sliding, no stealing bases, no bunting. No swearing, no spitting. It’s the game played the way it was intended, in a more “civilized” era.
This event is the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. Base ball played by the original 1858 rules.
Deep River Grinders home games are played at Grinder Field at Deep River County Park. Just bring blankets or chairs and cross over the bridge.
Also bring cash to buy some food and ice cold Sarsaparilla!
Deep River County Park
9410 Old Lincoln Highway