The Essex and Lynn Clubs could not have asked for better weather as they matched up this past Sunday for a friendly game of base ball. The Essex Nine was excited to see the return of AJ “The Giant” Guanci at his familiar first base position and in the middle of the order. The exact score or amount of innings played is not exactly remembered or known but it was a well played game on both sides. Some highlights include several key hits by Sir Jay and several foul tip out by Kevin Foley. Rob “Stumbles/ Magglio” Michaud was cheered all day long by his adoring young fans. The clubs would like to thank all of those who stuck around and watched.
Saturday August 16th 10:30-3pm St. Peters Field in Cambridge, MA
The Boston Beaneaters will square off against the Boston Colonials and Olneyville Temperance Cadets in 1886 action. The games will decide the champion of the New England Vintage Base Ball League. The game is part of Cambridge Discovery Days www.cambridgema.gov/historic/walks.html and will celebrate the three 19th century Hall of Fame Players from Cambridge, MA. The three Hall of Famers are John Clarkson, Tim Keefe, and Joe Kelley. Players from the Beaneaters will be wearing their uniforms and there will be an exhibit on display. Come enjoy the historic baseball game.
Sunday August 17th 12pm start doubleheader- Riverside Park in Haverhill, MA
The Essex Base Ball Club will square off against the Fitchburg Rollstones in 1861 action. The game is sponsored by the Haverhill Historical Society and promises to be a great day.
From the North and West:
495 to Exit 51A (Main St. towards Haverhill). Continue for approx. 2
miles and take left on Water St. just before bridge. After approx. 1.5
miles Water St. becomes Lincoln Ave. Continue on Lincoln Ave. for
approx. 0.5 miles until you pass a brick wall football stadium. Take
right into Riverside Park immediately after brick wall.
From the South and East:
95 North to Exit 54B (or Exit 54 if heading 95 South) towards Route
133 West. Continue straight for approx. 6 miles until you cross an
iron bridge. After the bridge, follow road to the left and past Market
Basket shopping plaza. Just before brick wall, turn left into driveway
of Riverside Park.