Essex drops two to the Connors…..


In the final game of the season for the Essex Base Ball Club they squared off against their archrivals the Waterbury Connors in a battle for the ages.  The first game  started off with the Connors scoring a run in the second and then another in the third but the EBBC countered with three runs in the top of the fourth.  Each club tallied two runs in the fifth but Essex went on to score three in the sixth to give them an 8-4 lead.  The Connors went on to score another in the seventh.  With the score going into the bottom of the ninth at 8-5 Essex thought it had the victory but the Connors battled back to tie the game. 


In the top of the tenth Chris “Monkey” Sheehy led off with a single.  Drew Murphy had an infield hit but over ran the bag and was tagged out.  With one out Brian “Cappy” Sheehy hit a ball to right center that the center fielder was about to track down on the bound, but not before Monkey scored from second base.  Essex went into the bottom of the tenth with a one run lead but again the Connors rallied back.  Finally the Connors were able to tally the winning run in the bottom of the twelfth.  The game was well played on both sides and members of the Essex squad would like to thank the Connors for making the trip to Danvers and look forward to matching up again next season.

The final game of the season sees the Lynn Live Oaks take on the Dirigo BBC of Augusta Maine on Saturday September 29th 12pm @ Endicott Park in Danvers, MA.

Best Essex- Lynn Game Yet

The Essex Base Ball Club and the Lynn Live Oaks headed to Waltham, MA this past Sunday to be part of Waltham Historical Days.  The two club squared off in one day that day that might go down as one of the best played Essex- Lynn match ups.  Essex got off to a quick start scoring five runs in the first three innings.  Lynn came back with one in the fourth, but Essex tallied three in the fifth and seemed destined to cruise to victory but the Live Oaks would not go away scoring one in the bottom of the 7th then three in the bottom of the 9th to close the gab to 9-5.  The score may have looked secure but the bases were loaded for the final out of the game.  It was a quick- low scoring game.

The Essex offense was led by captain Brian “Cappy” Sheehy and Pat “Food Stamp” Foley who each had several RBI’s.  The Essex Club’s defense was led by the shortstop Chris “Monkey” Sheehy who sacrificed  his body on several occasions to make tremendous catches.  The Lynn Live Oaks really showed signs of coming together as a club and hopefully that will carry over to their final game against the Dirigo BBC of Augusta, ME. 

The Essex Base Ball Club would like to thank Dave Smith and the Civil War Roundtable of Greater Boston for continuing to put together this event.  We would also like to thank all of the fans who showed up and played in the second game with us.  We would also like to thank Shaws Supermarket on Lexington St. in Waltham for making a donation for the game.  We look forward to playing in Waltham next year.

The rest of the season for the clubs…… Press Release

Come catch the end of the vintage base ball season for the Essex Base Ball and Lynn Live Oaks as they return to Endicott Park in Danvers to complete their 2007 seasons.

On Sunday September 23rd the Essex Base Ball Club squares off in a doubleheader of 1861 rules against the Waterbury Connors. Game time 12pm.


Saturday September 29th the Lynn Live Oaks will play the Dirigo BBC of Augusta Maine in conjunction with the Essex National Heritage’s Trails and Sails weekend. Games will start at 12pm.


Admission is free but donations are welcome.  Please bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the action.  For more information contact Brian Sheehy at 978-790-5707, email


Spencer Peirce Little Farm…. Rain, No Way

As usual any game involving the Essex Base Ball Club at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA is doomed with bad weather and this past Sunday was no different.  The rain did not keep the boys off the field though, as the brave ballist of the Essex BBC and the Lynn Live Oaks squared off in the first of three games scheduled for the day.  The game started with a light drizzle and ended in a downpour.  The exact score of the game is not known but the Essex Nine was thought to capture the victory quite easily.  The second and third game saw members of the Meddowe BBC come up and play a mixed Essex and Lynn squad.  In the first game Essex tallied several runs in the first few innings and held on to the victory.  Meddowe usually plays 1886 rules so after a quick lesson in the second game they took off full force in the third game tallying run after run.  The Essex guys may have been tired from playing in the rain but there were few excuses for the poorly played third game.


The Essex BBC and Lynn Live Oaks would like to extend a thank you to the people from Spencer Peirce Little Farm (hopefully one of these times there will be nice weather), Ipswich Ale for providing players and spectators with fine beverages, and to the Meddowe Club for making the trip up in the rain.  We look forward to playing you guys in the future.

Both Essex and Lynn return to action this Sunday 1pm at Cornea Warren Field Waltham, MA. Come catch the action and maybe even play in the second game.

The Essex Base Ball Club Returns to MA in September

After what seems like ages on the road the Essex Base Ball Club will finish off the season playing local games in MA….


Sunday September 9th Spencer Pierce Farm in Newbury, MA
Join the Essex Base Ball and Lynn Live Oaks for an all day vintage base ball affair.
11am Essex vs. Lynn 1861 rules
1pm Essex vs. The Meddowe BBC 1861 rules
3pm Essex vs. Meddowe 1886 rules

Sunday September 16th Cornea Warren Field Waltham, MA (Directions Below)
1pm Essex vs. Lynn

Sunday September 23rd Endicott Park in Danvers, MA
12pm and 2pm Essex vs. Waterbury (times subject to change if Melrose Pondfielders join us)

Saturday September 29th Endicott Park in Danvers, MA Trails and Sails
12pm and 2pm Lynn Live Oaks vs. Dirigo BBC

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If you have any questions please contact Brian “Cappy” Sheehy at or call 978-790-5707

Directions to Waltham (other directions are on web site)
From 128/95 South take Exit 26 (Waltham East to Boston/Watertown)
and follow the main road to Main St. Take a right on Main St. for
about two miles to Route 60 (Linden St.) and take a left past the
Courthouse. 1/2 mile down is my parking lot at 3 Waverley Oaks Rd
(junction of Linden St. 1/2 mile further is the ballfield at the
intersection of Waverley Oaks and Beaver St.
Take Route 16 from Lynn to Route 16 through Medfprd and
Cambridge/Somerville to Route 60 Arlington/Belmont to the end at
Trapelo Rd where you take a right and your 1st left which is
Waverley Oaks Rd and go down about 1 mile to ballfield.
From the north:
128/95 South to Route 2 towards Cambridge
Take the Winter St. exit off of Route 2.
Bear right at the end of the ramp. Go all the way to the end of this
At the stop sign turn left.
At fork (gas station in middle) bear right.
All the way to the end of this street, but take right just before
traffic light.
Get in left lane and take first left at first traffic light.
At next set of lights, shell station on your left, American legion
hall in front of you on left, and field in front of you on the right