For the love of the game!

The Douglas Dutchers Base Ball club was formed in order to provide historic value to the Douglas and Saugatuck communities. It was established to promote historical education for the community through the participation in an 1860 vintage setting. It has promoted increased interest in - not only, sporting events of that era and the beginnings of baseball in America - but, a general knowledge of other aspects of that era.

The field is significant in it’s own right, as sporting events have taken place on Beery Field as far back as 1860. The field has also received a WPA (Works Progress Administration) grant in 1935 under the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration. The grant was obtained to rebuild the ball field as a recreational and educational site to be used for and by the community.

Youth of the community benefit from the theatrical and historical value of having a vintage baseball team in their community. Teachers enjoy having the children watch the games and report back to the class the historical value of the matches, and how, not only the game, but the atmosphere of the events compared to the modern day. The elderly find the ‘throwback’ games therapeutic to watch, as nursing homes in the area bring patients to the matches.

Our operation is the hard work of many devoted persons - whether contributors or persons on the team or the front office.

Call (269) 857-7055 to make a contribution. We are looking for grants and contributions to keep our club going. We also sponsor fundraising events to benefit the club.

News & Events

Condolences to Patsy Wassenaar Family

posted Mon September 04, 2017

The Dutchers send their thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Gordon Wassenaar and family in the passing of Patsy, long time friend and supporter of the Douglas Dutchers Base Ball Club.  Patsy was a successful realtor and leading antique dealer in West Michigan. She will be remembered and defined by her great faith and generosity.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Campus Crusade for Christ or Our Daily Bread.

Phoenix Salon & Day Spa Now Open

posted Tue June 06, 2017

The Dutchers would like to wish Jennifer Gould, wife of our very own Joe “Gouly” Gould,  much success in her new business venture as she recently opened her Phoenix Salon & Day Spa at 777 Lincoln Ave in Holland.  The salon is considered a full-service salon offering haircuts, color services, pedicures and manicures and facial waxing and takes customers by appointment or on a walk-in basis.  Call them at 616-392-1777 to make an appointment!

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