The Season is Here

Irish Baseball Movie Night Fundraiser

Come join us on Saturday March 28th, 7:00pm at The Baseball Tavern 1270 Boylston St. Boston, MA for a movie night fundraiser to help bring baseball history to Ireland. The Essex Base Ball Club will be showing the movie The Emerald Diamond, a 90-minute documentary about the Irish National Baseball Team. The film debuted to a sold out crowd in New York on February 25, 2006 and has been seen in over 20 theaters across the country since then. It has been featured by The New York Times, New York Post, FoxNews, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and National Public Radio.

We will also have 19th century base ball material on display and will be having raffles and prizes provided by New England Picture. Along with the movie members of the Irish National Baseball Team will be on hand. We are asking for a $5 donation at the door and all proceeds will go to bringing the Essex Base Ball Club and 19th century base ball to Ireland in 2009. Come join us for a night of baseball and fun. For more information contact Brian Sheehy at 978-790-5707,

Do you want to play? If you are interested in trying vintage base ball or know someone who is come check out our open practices….

Sunday March 29th- Open Practice at the Tenney Middle School in Methuen, MA (click link for directions)

April 4th or 5th- Open Practice- Details TBD (check back)

Saturday April 11th- Open Practice in Methuen, MA

Saturday April 18th- Cricket and Rounders Day @ Endicott Park in Danvers, MA all are welcome. Cricket 12pm, Rounders 2pm

Sunday April 19th- Essex vs. Lynn Open Scrimmage in Danvers, MA

Would you like to schedule a game, lecture, or demonstration in your area? Contact Brian Sheehy at of you are interested.

Cappy Speaks At Fenway

Members of the Essex Base Ball Organization were on hand this past weekend at Fenway Park for the National Council for History Education’s Annual Conference.  Jeff “Graybeard” Peart, Pat “Stonehands” Foley, Chris “The Monkey” Sheehy and Brian “Cappy” Sheehy entertained the crowd with stories from the diamond and then Cappy gave a lecture on 19th century base ball and  how to incorporate some of those concepts into a classroom.  If people from the conference are interested in getting the PowerPoint’s please contact Brian Sheehy at  We would like to thank the people at the NCHE and the History Channel for allowing us the opportunity to speak and for your generosity.   

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Lawrence St Patty’s Parade

Another year another St. Patty’s parade in Lawrence, MA…..

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On tap for the Essex Club


Friday March 13th  Brian “Cappy” Sheehy will be speaking at Fenway Park to the National History Educators Conference. 


Saturday March 14th  The first annual Essex Base Ball Organization St Patty’s Party at the Lawrence Elks.  The night will include a dinner and DJ.  Tickets are $30.


Saturday March 28th– 7pm Irish Movie Night at the Baseball Tavern in Boston


Sunday March 29th  Opening Practice at the Tenney Middle School in Methuen, MA.  All are welcome to join us at 12pm.  More info to come