Opening Weekend for the Essex Base Ball Organization

After a long winter and a short preseason the Essex Base Ball Organization gets back to playing 19th century baseball this weekend, April 25th and 26th,  as both the Lynn Live Oaks and Essex Nine open up their 2009 seasons.  On Saturday the Live Oaks are matched up against the Melrose Pondfielders and on Sunday the NMVBBL champion Essex Nine face off against last year’s runners up the Fitchburg Rollstones.  Both days doubleheaders will begin at 12pm at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA.  Admission is free so bring a chair or blanket and enjoy baseball as it was played in 1861.  For more information contact Brian Sheehy at historyball@yahoo.com

Opening Day is just around the corner…..

Come check out the Essex Base Ball Organization as they gear up for opening weekend.

 

Saturday April 11th- Open Practice at 12pm at the Tenney Middle School in Methuen, MA

 

Saturday April 18th- Lets try something new, cricket and rounders.  Come join us as we attempt the English sport of cricket.  Who know how long it will last but it will be worth the laugh.

 

Sunday April 19th we get back to business and have an open scrimmage between the Essex and Lynn Nines at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA.  All are welcome to come join us.

 

Saturday April 25th the Lynn Live Oaks open their season with the Melrose Pondfielders at 12pm at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA.

 

Sunday April 26th the Essex Nine square off against the Fitchburg Rollstones at 12pm at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA

 

All games and practices are open to the public and free so come out and learn about base ball (or on the 18th cricket) as it was played in the 19th century.