From DNR reports
The Walker Wheels vintage “base ball” team will be in action at home Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, on the grounds of Walker Tavern Historic Site near Brooklyn, Michigan. The Saturday game against the Saginaw Old Golds will get under way at 1 p.m. and the game Sunday vs. the Royal Oak Wahoos starts at 2 p.m.
The Wheels have powered through a pretty strong season so far, with a record that currently stands at eight wins and just three losses.
“If you love vintage base ball – 1860s style – this is the weekend to be at Walker Tavern,” said farmers market master David Brainerd. “Come make a day of it and visit the farmers market before the game starts Sunday. We have a beautiful park and a great place to make a picnic from the fresh produce our local farmers grow.”
Bring a chair, a friend and a picnic and listen to the crack of the bat as the “striker” swings for the ball. Shout a few “huzzahs!” as the home team heads for “home point.”
A Recreation Passport is now required for entry to Cambridge Junction Historic State Park, the home of Walker Tavern. For more information on the Recreation Passport, go to michigan.gov/recreationpassport.
Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($31 annual, $9 daily) at any state park or recreation area or (annual pass only) through the Michigan e-Store at michigan.gov/estore.
Walker Tavern is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. It is located at the junction of U.S. 12 and M-50, east of Jackson. For more information, call 517-467-4401 or visit michigan.gov/walkertavern.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to michigan.gov/dnr.