Back before peanuts and cracker jacks, the game of base ball was played by people who just loved the game.

1860’s style baseball is based on the oldest known record of the rules set forth by Doc Adams and Alexander Cartwright in 1857 at the first meeting of the National Association of Base Ball players. Since then many have continued to keep up the spirit of the game as it was laid out then, and today more than  300 teams play these rules nationwide.

We in the former Nankin Township have gathered together with the Straight Farmhouse to start our very own base ball club which we have named The Straight Farmhouse Baseball Club of Nankin (SFBCN)! We are looking for players who love to play the game of base ball as it was intended to be played!

SFBCN Uniform


SFBCN Game Schedule- 2019 Inaugural Season


April 27- Home vs. Canton Cornshuckers: 2pm (Miller Elementary School)

Due to wet conditions at Levan Knoll, this game will be played at Miller Elementary School at 43721 Hanford,  Canton , MI.


May 4- Home Vs. The Detroit Franklins:  (Miller Elementary School)

Due to wet conditions at Levan Knoll, this game will be played at Miller Elementary School at 43721 Hanford,  Canton , MI.

May 18-  Home Vs. The Fallsburg Flats: (Levan Knoll)

May 26- @ Richmond Bees: (Time & Location TBD)

June 9- @ Detroit Early Risers: (Historic Ft. Wayne)

June 22 & 23- Michigan Vintage Base Ball Festival: 8am-5pm (Frankenmuth)

June 29- @ Northville Eclipse (Ford Field)

July 13- Sylvania Cup in Sylvania, OH

August 24- @ Shanty Boys of Cheboygan (Time & Location TBD)

September 28- @ The Wyandotte Stars  (Time & Location TBD)


The Straight Farmhouse Baseball Club of Nankin is  a proud member of the  Vintage Base Ball Association (VBBA).

The VBBA was formed on February 11, 1996, when delegates from thirteen clubs representing five states assembled in Columbus, Ohio. Their goal was to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first recorded base ball match between organized teams.

Using the National Association of Base Ball Players (c. 1858) as a model, the delegates formed the Vintage Base Ball Association.

The mission and purpose of the Vintage Base Ball Association shall be to preserve, perpetuate, and promote the game of base ball as it was played during its formative years in the nineteenth century and other historic eras.







Visit the VBBA website at

www.vbba.org

Straight Farmhouse Baseball Club of Nankin

2019 Straight Farmhouse Base Ball Club of Nankin

Inaugural Game Photos 

Interested in playing, or just learning more? Contact David Maxwell at: 248-962-5895.