Waltham in the Rain

On a rain soaked day on Sunday the Essex Nine was fortunate enough to slip past the Lynn Live Oaks 17-16.  The day saw some great fielding, key hitting, and then some horrible fielding and horrible hitting.  The Lynn Live Oaks showed their ginger and nearly defeated the Essex Club for the first time ever.  We would like to thank the Civil War Roundtable Group of Greater Boston and the Waltham Historical Days for putting together the event.   


Essex returns to action on September 20th as they travel to Dartmouth, MA to take on the Bristol Blues.


The next local games take place on Trails and Sails weekend September 27th and 28th.  Here are the details of the weekend…


Saturday’s Events

10am Lecture on 19th century base ball at the Nevins Library in Methuen, MA

12pm Essex Nine vs. Methuen Alumni

1:30 pm Lynn Live Oaks vs. Fitchburg Rollstones

2pm Kids Demo on side field

3pm Essex Nine vs. Fitchburg Rollstones


The Day is Co Sponsored By Methuen Historical Commission/Methuen Historic District Commission and the Methuen Ranger Varsity Baseball Team


Directions to field on Saturday: Tenney Middle School Fields, 75 Pleasant St. Methuen, MA 01844

Rte 93 to Exit 47 to Rte 213. Take Exit 2 (Rte 28) and turn right on Rte 28/Broadway. At 3rd light (with clock tower on your right), turn left on Charles St. Continue through the stop sign onto Pleasant St. Right on Pleasant View St. Right on Davis Rd. to school parking lot. 


Sunday’s Events

1pm Essex Nine vs. Melrose Pondfielders

3pm Essex vs. Melrose Pondfielders

Between and After Games Kids will be allowed to take a few swings


Directions to field on Sunday:

From Route 128
In Danvers take exit for Route 62 West. Follow Route 62 for approximately two miles. Take a left onto Forest Street. Continue for 0.4 miles, Endicott Park is on the right.

From Route 1 or I-95
In Danvers take exit for Route 62 East. Take a right onto Forest Street (just after the Danvers Animal Hospital). Continue on Forest Street for 0.4 miles. Endicott Park is on the right



Field of Dreams

On a day that looked like it was destined to rain the Essex and Lynn Nines were lucky enough to squeeze in three great games on Saturday at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA.  The first game saw the Essex squad matched up against the Fitchburg Rollstones.  Essex marched off to a quick lead and never looked backed winning 9-1.  In the second game Fitchburg bested Lynn- the score is not remembered.  The third game saw brother verse brother as the Essex and Lynn squads mixed and matched some cranks from the crowd.  The captains of the two nines were Chris “Monkey” Sheehy and Brian “Cappy” Sheehy.  Cappy’s team of course ran off with an 8-1 victory. 


The club would like to thank the Fitchburg guys for making the trip, to Ipswich Ale for providing us with beverages, to Fox 25 for filming the game, and of course to everyone at the farm for allowing us to play there.  We look forward to it next year.


Pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/28827726@N04/sets/72157607167391952/


Next Game

Sunday September 14th. @ CORNELIA WARREN FIELD 210 Waverley Oaks Road, at the corner of Beaver Street Waltham, MA

1pm- 4pm Essex Base Ball Club vs. Lynn Live Oaks