Members of the fraternity of New England Base Ballist descended upon the idyllic field at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA for the annual New England All Star Game on Fathers Day featuring ballists from the Essex Base Ball Club, Lynn Live Oaks, Ipswich Brewers, NH Granite, Melrose Ponfielders, and Mudville BBC. The weather was perfectly suited for a day of baseball and the ballists did not disappoint the nearly 600 cranks who we in attendance with three finely played matches of 1861 rules base ball.
The highlight of the day was Red Sox great Jim Lonborg suiting up for a few innings and dazzling the crowd with this fine hurling and batting. A HUZZAH to Gentlemen Jim for playing a few innings with us.
The Essex Base Ball Club was also featured in the Boston Globe North Section this past Sunday http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-19/news/29677672_1_football-scores-newbury-ball-game