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

2010 Schedule

We will be adding more dates to our schedule but this is what we have so far. If you would be interested in hosting a game, lecture, or exhibition contact captain Brian Sheehy at historyball@yahoo.com

2010 Schedule

Saturday April 24- Fitchburg vs. Lynn 1pm @ Ayer High School in Ayer, MA
Sunday April 25- Melrose vs. Essex 12pm in Danvers, MA
Sunday May 2nd Vintage Base Ball Day @ NH Fisher Cats Manchester, NH
Saturday and Sunday May 15th- 16th- John Clarkson Tournament in Cooperstown NY vs. Saginaw Old Golds, Brooklyn Atlantics, NY Gothams, and Mudville BBC
Saturday May 22nd- Beaneaters vs. NH Granite in Laconia NH 1pm 1861-1886
Sunday May 23rd Lynn, Essex, Ipswich, and Dirigo 11-4pm at Spencer Pierce Farm in Newbury, MA
Saturday May 29th Memorial Day Tournament 11am @ Colt Meadows Hartford, CT vs. Coltsville Picked Nine and the Brooklyn Atlantics
Saturday June 12th- Kennebunkport Demo
Saturday June 19th- Beaneaters 1pm @ Hampton Academy in Hampton, NH
Saturday June 19th- Beer Dinner 6pm @ Spencer Pierce Farm
Sunday June 20th- Beer, BBQ, and Baseball 12pm at Spencer Pierce Farm in Newbury
Monday June 21st- Lecture at Laconia NH Historical Society
Monday June 21- 6pm Hot Dogs and Hits in Danvers, MA
Saturday June 26th- Freeport Maine Little League Exhibition 11am at the LL Bean Little League Field
Sunday June 27th Essex vs. Dirigo @ Pettengil Farm 1pm Freeport Maine
Sunday July 11th Essex, Lynn vs. Ipswich 12pm in Newbury, MA
Tuesday July 13th- 5pm Demo at the Public Gardens in Boston
Saturday July 17 Beaneaters @ Hartford Senators 1pm on Colt Meadows in Hartford, CT
Sunday July 18th Essex vs. Waterbury Connors in Waterbury, CT
Sunday July 25th Essex vs. Ipswich Brewers 4pm in Ipswich, MA
Saturday July 31st Melrose vs. Lynn @ Cooney Field in Beverly, MA
Saturday August 7th Essex vs. Quabog Valley Railroaders 12pm in Brimfield, MA
Sunday August 8th Bristol, Ipswich vs. Lynn Live Oaks 12pm on Georges Island Boston, MA
Saturday August 14th- Essex/ Lynn vs. Dirigo in New Gloucester ME
Saturday August 21st Essex vs. Picked Nine @ Riverside Park in Hudson Ma
Saturday August 28th- Essex vs. DCR Park Rangers on Georges Island Boston, MA
Saturday September 11- Essex @ Melrose Victorian Fair
Saturday September 18th Essex, Bristol Blues, Hingham Nine Newbury
Sunday September 26th Essex, Lynn, Melrose, Ipswich @ Spencer Pierce Farm 11-4pm in Newbury
Sunday October 3rd @ Spencer Pierce Farm 11-4pm in Newbury

Announcing the Ipswich Brewers

Essex and Lynn were both fortunate enough to head back to Spencer Pierce Farm in Newbury to take on the Bristol Blues and newly formed Ipswich Brewers this past Sunday. In four years of playing at the farm Sunday may have been the best weather we have ever had and the attendance for the games showed with close to 400 fans stopping by throughout the day.

The first game saw the Essex Nine matched up against the Bristol Blues and behind the masterful hurling of Bill “The Undertaker” Gendall marched off to an 11-3 victory. The Live Oaks went to the field next and despite keeping the game relatively close until the 9th inning, fell 18-8. The third game of the day saw 15 or so young children take on members of the Essex squad. Despite the youth and inexperience of the kids they were able to handily defeat the Essex players.

The last game of the day saw the newly formed Ipswich Brewers of Mercury Brewing Co play their inaugural game of the 2009 season. Members of the Essex and Lynn squads combined to take on the new club and despite their inexperience with the vintage rules kept the game close. The final score is not remembered, probably because the Brewers were kind enough to bring the beer truck with free samples, but a good time was had by all. The Ipswich Brewers have gotten uniforms and will be participating in several other vintage base ball games this summer. They seemed to pick up the vintage rules very quickly and the Essex Nine should be leery of their next match up Sunday July 26th in Ipswich, MA.

Next Game for Essex will be Sunday June 14th 12pm vs the always powerful Waterbury Connors. The game will be held at the Perley Elementary School (51 North St.) in Georgetown, MA. The game is sponsored by the Georgetown Historical Society.