The Hustlers were Rochester's pro team from 1909-1918
By Rochester Red Wings | August 7, 2019 1:20 PM
The Hustlers long-awaited return to Rochester in May after a 101-year hiatus was thwarted in the second inning due to torrential rain. So, the Hustlers are going to give it another go with a fresh set of threads on Sunday, September 1. First pitch against the Syracuse Mets is 6:05pm.
The Hustlers were Rochester's pro team from 1909-1918 playing in the Eastern and International Leagues. While Hustlers night will be a celebration of early 20th century baseball, the uniforms will put a modern spin on the over 100 year old nickname.
The team was led by player/manager "Big Jawn" Ganzel. During his tenure in Rochester, he and local business man Fred Blum opened a billiards parlor at the Glenny Building on East Main Street. Within the pool hall, the duo had a dedicated room for fans to talk baseball with Big Jawn.
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Fans can expect an old-time feel to Frontier Field on September 1. Instead of using a public address system, batter introductions and in-between inning announcements will be made using a megaphone from the concourse level. There will also be a pre-game vintage base ball demonstration on the field. A couple pool tables will be at the ballpark for fans to play as well.