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Historic 1867-style base ball at Greenfield Village

Lah-De-Dahs’ pitcher Greg “Rudy” Powell pitches to Monitors’ batter Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek while umpire Michael Ossy, right, looks on during an historic base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Greenfield Village.
Lah-De-Dahs’ pitcher Greg “Rudy” Powell pitches to Monitors’ batter Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek while umpire Michael Ossy, right, looks on during an historic base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Greenfield Village.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors batter Owen “Pistol” Busch and umpire Michael Ossy watch the flight of Busch’s fly ball during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Chelsea Monitors batter Owen “Pistol” Busch and umpire Michael Ossy watch the flight of Busch’s fly ball during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ second baseman Gary “Newton” Hillebrand holds Monitors’ baserunner Jake Gabrielson during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Greenfield Village.
Lah-De-Dahs’ second baseman Gary “Newton” Hillebrand holds Monitors’ baserunner Jake Gabrielson during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Greenfield Village.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Monitors outfield Billy “Nature’s Friend” Rouech nearly makes a diving catch during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Monitors outfield Billy “Nature’s Friend” Rouech nearly makes a diving catch during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
An interested crowd of fans watches Greg “Sparky” Van Orman bat during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
An interested crowd of fans watches Greg “Sparky” Van Orman bat during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ Gary “Newton” Hillebrand pitches to a Monitors’ batter during an 1867-rules base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ Gary “Newton” Hillebrand pitches to a Monitors’ batter during an 1867-rules base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Announcer Dave Davies wears period-clothing just like the baseball players as he walks among the spectators during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Announcer Dave Davies wears period-clothing just like the baseball players as he walks among the spectators during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Sixteen-year-old Elliot Karr of Grosse Pointe Park, the youngest player on the field, swings at a pitch during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Sixteen-year-old Elliot Karr of Grosse Pointe Park, the youngest player on the field, swings at a pitch during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Vivian Neitring, 12, of Chelsea sits on the bench and keeps score for her father Jay “Night Train” Neitring’s team, the Chelsea Monitors, during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Vivian Neitring, 12, of Chelsea sits on the bench and keeps score for her father Jay “Night Train” Neitring’s team, the Chelsea Monitors, during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell waits for his turn to bat during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell waits for his turn to bat during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell scores a run past Monitors catcher Jay “Night Train” Neitring during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell scores a run past Monitors catcher Jay “Night Train” Neitring during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Unofficial scorekeeper Vivian Neitring, 12, of Chelsea sits on the bench with her father, Monitors baseball player Jay “Night Train” Neitring, during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Unofficial scorekeeper Vivian Neitring, 12, of Chelsea sits on the bench with her father, Monitors baseball player Jay “Night Train” Neitring, during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell pitches during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell pitches during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors catcher Greg “Sparky” Van Orman and La-De-Dah’s batter and captain Jeffrey “Couger” Koslowski wait on a pitch during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Chelsea Monitors catcher Greg “Sparky” Van Orman and La-De-Dah’s batter and captain Jeffrey “Couger” Koslowski wait on a pitch during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors pitcher Dan “Crusher” Williams delivers a pitch from the pitchers area which is dirt, but not mounded according to 1867 base ball rules during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Chelsea Monitors pitcher Dan “Crusher” Williams delivers a pitch from the pitchers area which is dirt, but not mounded according to 1867 base ball rules during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ batter Harry “Meddler” Moroz gets a hit while umpire Michael Ossy, center, looks and another Lad-De-Dahs slugger waits on deck during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ batter Harry “Meddler” Moroz gets a hit while umpire Michael Ossy, center, looks and another Lad-De-Dahs slugger waits on deck during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Announcer Dave Davies, left, answers a question from young base ball fan Colt Rockman, 11, of Minneapolis during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Announcer Dave Davies, left, answers a question from young base ball fan Colt Rockman, 11, of Minneapolis during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Umpire Michael Ossy keeps a keen eye on the action during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Umpire Michael Ossy keeps a keen eye on the action during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors batter Jay “Night Train” Neitring connects for a solid hit during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Chelsea Monitors batter Jay “Night Train” Neitring connects for a solid hit during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitor’s batter Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek pops one up during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Chelsea Monitor’s batter Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek pops one up during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ pitcher Greg “Rudy” Powell watches Monitors’ batter Wyatt “Goose” Matusik drills one of his pitches to deep right field during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ pitcher Greg “Rudy” Powell watches Monitors’ batter Wyatt “Goose” Matusik drills one of his pitches to deep right field during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dah’s pitcher Jack Szpytman delivers under handed in the 1867 rules style during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Lah-De-Dah’s pitcher Jack Szpytman delivers under handed in the 1867 rules style during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors batter Jay “Night Train” Neitring connects for a solid hit during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
Chelsea Monitors batter Jay “Night Train” Neitring connects for a solid hit during a game at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitor’s batter Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek pops one up during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Chelsea Monitor’s batter Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek pops one up during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Blayne “Skeep” Bainbridge, 18, keeps score in the umpire’s tent during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Blayne “Skeep” Bainbridge, 18, keeps score in the umpire’s tent during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Monitors first baseman Billy “Nature’s Friend” Rouech catches the throw to force out Lah-De-Dah’a baserunner Gary “Newton” Hillebrand during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Monitors first baseman Billy “Nature’s Friend” Rouech catches the throw to force out Lah-De-Dah’a baserunner Gary “Newton” Hillebrand during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Monitors first baseman Billy “Nature’s Friend” Rouech, left, shares a laugh with Lah-De-Dah’a baserunner Paul Serrano during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Monitors first baseman Billy “Nature’s Friend” Rouech, left, shares a laugh with Lah-De-Dah’a baserunner Paul Serrano during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors fielder Jake “Rook” Gabrielson makes a barehanded catch (none of the players wear gloves) while team captain Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek, left, backs him up during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Chelsea Monitors fielder Jake “Rook” Gabrielson makes a barehanded catch (none of the players wear gloves) while team captain Jon “HoJo” Van Hoek, left, backs him up during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
1867-rules wooden bats, a base ball and a tin cup for water sit on the bench during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
1867-rules wooden bats, a base ball and a tin cup for water sit on the bench during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Members of the Lah-De-Dahs’ and the Chelsea Monitors wave to the Greenfield Village guests riding on the train during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Members of the Lah-De-Dahs’ and the Chelsea Monitors wave to the Greenfield Village guests riding on the train during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ Gary “Newton” Hillebrand pitches to a Monitors’ batter during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday.
Lah-De-Dahs’ Gary “Newton” Hillebrand pitches to a Monitors’ batter during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Chelsea Monitors infielder Jay “Night Train” Neitring catches a throw, but the Lah-De-Dahs baserunner has already reached second base safely during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Chelsea Monitors infielder Jay “Night Train” Neitring catches a throw, but the Lah-De-Dahs baserunner has already reached second base safely during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell pitches during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Lah-De-Dahs’ Greg “Rudy” Powell pitches during an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Announcer Dave Davies, wearing period-clothing just like the baseball players, thanks the crowd for coming out to watch an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
Announcer Dave Davies, wearing period-clothing just like the baseball players, thanks the crowd for coming out to watch an oldtime base ball game between the Lah-De-Dahs of Greenfield Village and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, Mich.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News
Lah-De-Dah’s Jack Szpytman shakes hands with Monitors’ Billy Rouech, right, during the post-game sportsmanship line. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Greenfield Village.
Lah-De-Dah’s Jack Szpytman shakes hands with Monitors’ Billy Rouech, right, during the post-game sportsmanship line. The home team Lah-De-Dahs pulled out a 17-13 victory in nine innings playing the great American pastime by the old 1867 rules on Walnut Grove Field in Dearborn, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Greenfield Village.
John T. Greilick, The Detroit News