On Saturday the Boston Beaneaters matched up against the Boston Colonials and Temperance Cadets of Rhode Island in a set of 1886 games as part of Cambridge Historical Days. The day promised to be an action packed day and the Beaneaters did not disappoint. In the first game Drew Murphy took the hill and despite some early inning wildness settled down to capture a 14-2 victory. All members chipped in at the plate. The second game saw Chris “The Monkey” Sheehy take the hill to match up against the Cadets. In a battle for first place in the New England Vintage Base Ball League Monkey battled through some early inning bumps and a sore arm to keep the Beaneaters within striking distance late in the game. Unfortunately for the Beaneaters the Cadet pitcher completely shut down their offense to secure a 6-4 win and more than likely the championship of the league. It was a great set of games and the Beaneaters would like to thank the Cambridge Historical Commission for allowing us to use the field and being part of their weekend.
On Sunday the Essex Nine faced off against the up and coming Fitchburg Rollstones. Despite having only 8 guys in the first game the Essex Club hung in there and lost a close match by the score of 16-13. In the second game the Fitchburg gentlemen were kind enough to lend us two fine ballist and behind their battery we were able to capture a 8-7 victory. The day was sponsored by the Haverhill Historical Society and we hope to continue our relationship with them next year.
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Important News ….. The Saturday “All Star” game in Danvers has been canceled. The game on Georges Island on Sunday is still on but will feature the Essex Nine vs. the Lynn Live Oaks. The games will take place at historic Fort Warren on Georges Island in Boston Harbor on Sunday August 24th at 11am and 1pm. As an added bonus the 2007 World Series trophy will be on hand for photographs and Cappy’s 19th century baseball exhibit will also be on display. For more information on how to get out to the island check http://www.bostonislands.com/trip_getthere.html