History

     The Blue Stockings of Northville and Sheridan was a team that played base ball in the Somonauk (Northville Township) area in the 19th century. Written records only go back to 1876, but the first mention in the Somonauk Reveille that year stated ”…the Blue Stockings were again victorious.” The Blue Stockings' name was resurrected for the new vintage base ball club formed in 2006.

        Here is the earliest mention in the local paper:

        Somonauk Reveille, Aug 5, 1876

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        Click here for more Reveille reports.

       

        1910-2.jpg (789900 bytes) ASomonauk ball team circa 1910.

 

        Somonauk, Sandwich play 1888 Game On July 2, 2006