Vintage baseball a hit in Goshen

Published 11:00 am Friday, June 29, 2012

The Bonneyville Millers, a vintage baseball club sponsored by the Elkhart County Parks and Recreation Department, will host a doubleheader with the Huntington Champion Hilltoppers at Chapel Field in Oxbow Park, 23033 County Rd. 45 in Goshen, Ind., at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The public is invited to watch the games.

“The Millers ball club has been a feature of the Parks Department since 1999,” said the club’s manager, John “Buckwheat” Jenney, proprietor of the grist mill at Bonneyville Park in Bristol. “It’s a recreational, historical, and educational program, and our volunteers strive to maintain the historical authenticity of the game in their uniforms, equipment and demeanor.”

The club plays by 1860 rules: no gloves, no sliding and the requisite display of gentlemanly and ladylike behavior at all times. Matches are played in meadows and other available open spaces, and all obstacles in and around the field are considered “in play.”

For more information, call John Jenney at (574) 825-9324 or visit