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Old-School Cool: Menomonie Bluecaps Vintage Baseball Team Swing Into Summer

19th century-style ‘base-ball’ clubs descend on Menomonie for historically accurate athletic action

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather |

HUZZAH, YE OLDE BASEBALL MATCH! The old-timey action at the Menomie Base Ball
HUZZAH, YE OLDE BASEBALL MATCH! The old-timey action at the Menomonie Baseball Festival a few years back.

Swing into baseball season with the Menomonie Blue Caps vintage baseball team at their Menomonie Baseball Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27. Eight teams from around the country will travel to Menomonie to compete in a friendly game of vintage baseball in an effort to educate the community of this historic pastime. Enjoy fan-favorite concessions, raffles, and a silent auction, all beginning at 10am.

The Blue Caps play their season between May and October, traveling throughout the Midwest. (You can find at dunnhistory.org/bluecaps). The Blue Caps were established in 2012 – 71 years after the original baseball team of that name, which existed from 1882 until 1941. The team is part of the Vintage Base Ball Association and plays by original 1860 baseball rules.

Blue Cap games are played at Phelan Park (21st Ave. SE from 9th St. East in Menomonie) unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit facebook.com/MenomonieBlueCaps.