Cappy at the Ipswich Historical Society

Wednesday, November 19: “Civil War Baseball” , 7:30 PM 

Brian Sheehy of Essex Base Ball Club discusses how the game was played using the rules from the 1860s.  Refreshments served.  Members free, non-members $5. The Wednesday Evening Lecture Series is generously sponsored by The First National Bank of Ipswich. For more info


Check back soon for updates on the 2009 schedule and off season fundraisers.

Off Season Fundraisers

Come join the Essex Base Ball Organization on Monday October 20th as they try to raise money for their 2009 trip to bring 19th century base ball to Ireland.  The fundraiser will be held at Fuddruckers in North Andover from 5-8pm.  Please come and help us bring 19th century baseball to Ireland.  Check out our site on vintage base ball in Ireland


We have just added another fundraiser at UNO’s restaurant in Burlington, MA on Friday  November 14th.  Details on the event will be posted soon.  If you would like to help us in fundraising or have any suggestions please contact Captain Brian Sheehy at





Essex Wins the League

On the final day of the season the Essex Base Ball Club matched up against the upstart Fitchburg Rollstones to decide the winner of the Northern Massachusetts Vintage Base Ball League.  It was a sunny beautiful fall day when the two clubs matched up and when all was said and done the Essex Nine squeaked away with a 7-4 victory.  The Essex Nine would like to thank and congratulate the Rollstones on a fine fist season of play.  We look forward to many more years of match ups.


Come join the Essex Base Ball Organization on Monday October 20th from 5-8 at the Fuddruckers in North Andover, MA for our annual fundraiser.  The club will be getting 15% of all sales. 

Rain…………. League Day

Unfortunately mother did not cooperate with us this past weekend as the entire weekend of Trails and Sails was canceled due to rain.  The only event that did run was the lecture at the Nevins Library in Methuen.  The club hope to schedule a game next year in Methuen in conjunction with the Historical Commission.   


The last game of the season will be Sunday October 5th at Endicott Park in Danvers.  1pm Lynn Live Oaks vs. Melrose Pondfielders, 3pm Essex BBC vs. Fitchburg Rollstones.  Admission is free but bring a blanket or chair. 


Our annual Fuddruckers fundraiser will be held on Monday October 20th from 5-8 pm at the Fuddruckers in North Andover, MA.  Come help support the clubs.