The Essex Base Ball Club kicked off its 2007 season with two impressive wins at Monkeyfest this past weekend.  In the first game Essex took a commanding lead against their long time rivals the Melrose Pondfielders and never looked back winning 15-5.  The team was lead by the strong pitching of Bill “The Undertaker” Gendall and Brian “The Wizard” Besse.  In the field there were several nice plays by the third baseman Pat Cook.  The offense was strong all around.

In the second game of the day for Essex they took on the always-powerful Cornish Game Hens of Providence.  The game was a back and forth slugfest but thanks to a comeback in the bottom of the 8th Essex was able to hold off the power hitting of the Game Hens and win 18-16.  The offense was led by Captain Brian “Cappy” Sheehy, Pat Cook, Lee Smith, Mark Scapicchio, and Bill “The Undertaker” Gendall.  Essex was also aided in the day by the resurfacing of Matt “Q” Quinlan. 

Monkeyfest was to also celebrate star shortstop Chris “The Monkey” Sheehy’s 21st birthday, so a happy birthday to him and HUZZAH for the Melrose Pondfielders and the Cornish Game Hens for making it a great day.

Essex/ Lynn’s next practice will be Sunday April 29th at 12pm @ Endicott Park in Danvers.  The next game will be a round robin Sunday May 6th @ Endicott Park in Danvers, games are 11am, 1pm, 3pm.


Check Out Pictures From The Day

Tee Shirts For Sale

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Tee Shirts are now on sale for $15, and will be available at all games.  Sizes, M, L, XL, 2XL. All proceeds from the tee shirts will help pay the expenses of equipment and uniforms for the teams.  If you would like to purchase one and have it send to you contact Brian Sheehy at

Come Catch A Member of the Essex Base Ball Club Give A Lecture

April is a busy  month off the field for members of the Essex Base Ball Club, as Brian “Cappy” Sheehy, Jeff “Graybeard” Peart, and Bill “the Undertaker” Gendall will be educating fans on the history of the game, vintage base ball, and of course the teams at several local functions.  The month will kick off Saturday April 14th at 12pm as Cappy speaks at JV Fletcher Library in Westford, MA.  The following week has Bill “The Undertaker” Gendall speaking on Tuesday April 17th at the Salem, MA Rotary Club and then Cappy teaching a MILES Class at Middlesex Community College.  Jeff “Graybeard” Peart finishes off the month on Monday April 23rd for the Monday Morning Lecture Series at Beverly Public Library.  If you are interested in attending one of the lectures or booking a lecture please contact Brian Sheehy at .