Clean Sweep

The Essex Nine traveled to Colt Meadows in Hartford CT for the annual Colt Meadows Invitational held during Memorial Day Weekend. In the first game the local nine was matched up against their neighbors the Melrose Pondfielders. Looking to avenge two early season defeats the Essex Nine marched out to a lead and never looked back. Behind the strong pitching of the Undertaker and the Wizard and a strong defense the EBBC rolled to a 11-0 victory.

The next game against the Providence Grays was much of the same as through seven innings the pitching duo of Wizard and the Undertaker held all strikers at bay. The offense was boosted by some surprising power by the ageless wonder Wiz who was hitting the ball like he was 25 again. In the 8th and 9th the Grays were able to squeeze out two unearned runs but the Essex boys held on to win 10-2.

Essex and Lynn have a busy weekend coming up. On Saturday the Essex Nine travels to Georges Island to take on the Mudville BBC and the Saginaw Old Golds of Michigan. On Sunday the Lynn Live Oaks take on the Ipswich Brewers at Smolak Farms in North Andover, MA, games start at 12pm.

2012 League Forming

The Essex Base Ball Organization in looking to form a small league based out of Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury next year so we are looking for new players to fill out our new teams. We will be looking for sponsors, volunteers, umpires, and score keepers. If you are interested contact Brian Sheehy at historyball@yahoo.com

Recruiting Poster

Empire State of Mind

The Essex boys traveled to the Empire State this past weekend to take on the always powerful NY Mutuals and Brooklyn Atlantics.

Saturday we went to the beautiful Old Bethpage Village to challenge the Mutuals, both games were dominated by the Essex boys, winning easily 15-7 and 17-3. The pitching was handled by Cappy Sheehy and he was lucky to have a superior fielding behind him. Swifty and Murph caught every ball hit to them in the outfield and the left side of the infield was solid with Monkey and Goose making tough throws in the holes. We would like to thank the people at the Village for their hospitality.

On Sunday the boys traveled to Sayville, NY for a rematch against the dangerous Brooklyn Atlantics. After defeating the Atlantics the previous weekend the Essex boys knew that they would have to come out strong and play a tight game because the Atlantics were out for blood. The first match was a back and forth battle until the 6th when hurler Cappy could not get the ball over the plate walking several batters and allowing a few very long hits. The Atlantics were able to put up seven runs and take a comfortable lead. The Essex Nine chipped away but ended up falling short 18-13. The second game saw the Essex boys take full advantage of the short right field and take a commanding lead. The offense was led by Mike Levy, who was able to get quite a few licks in. Essex was able to hold on in the second game 14-11. Essex was able to deal the Atlantics three losses in four games which is quite a feats seeing as the Atlantics only lost six games all of last year.

Memorial Day weekend the Essex Nine will be participating in the Colt Meadows Invitational on Saturday being matched up against the Melrose Pondfielders and Providence Grays.

Essex Hits the Trifecta

The Essex Base Ball Club kicked off its season at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA with a bang this past weekend winning all three of its games. The day started with Essex matched up against one of the best teams on the East Coast, the Brooklyn Atlantics. In two back and forth games with great defense and timely hitting the Essex Nine was able to capture two victories 7-5 and 10-4. The top of the line up of Swifty, Monk, Murph, Cap, and Boom Boom steadied the offense. The defense was lead by a strong outfield and some good plays at first and third.

The third game was the first time out for the Ipswich Brewers and they had some rust but I am sure by the end of the season they will be challenging the Essex Nine.

We would like to thank the Brooklyn Atlantics for making the trip up and look forward to matching up again with them this weekend as we travel to Long Island.

Opening Weekend at the Farm

Join the Essex Base Ball Organization as we kick off our 2011 season at the beautiful Spencer Peirce Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane in Newbury, MA.

On Saturday May 14 the Essex Base Ball Club will take on the Brooklyn Atlantics, one of best vintage base ball teams on the East Coast, beginning at 11am. Later in the day a Mixed Nine will take on the Ipswich Brewers.

On Sunday May 15th the Lynn Live Oaks begin their 2011 campaign against the Bristol Blues of Bristol, RI. Two games will be played beginning at 12pm.

Come enjoy some Jim Jam Hot Dogs, some Ipswich Ale, and a great weekend of 1860′s base ball action. We will have an exhibit on display on 19th century baseball and will be selling our new baseball cards, tee shirts, and beer steins all weekend. Admission is free for Historic New England members, $5 for everyone else. For more information visit http://www.essexbaseball.wordpress.com or contact Brian Sheehy at historyball@yahoo.com.

See you at the farm!