The Ground Squirrels are Rock Spring’s Vintage Base Ball Club – an educational program of the Macon County Conservation District founded in 1993. They play all summer long at home on BeautifulTrobaghField and as visitors against other teams in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. See the base ball schedule here.
The friendly confines of BeautifulTrobaughField have hosted the team nine’s home games and the field is perhaps one of the truest representations of an 1860-era field in the modern game of vintage base ball. The field, by the way, takes its name from founder, Lee Slider’s alter ego, Joseph Trobaugh, proprietor of Homestead Prairie Farm, a National Register of Historic Places site located just a short walk from the ball field.