Essex Travels to Vacationland

The Essex Nine traveled up to beautiful Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick Maine this past weekend to take on the Dirigo Base Ball Club. Despite the blistering hot weather two fine games were played with the Essex Nine winning both games 8-7 and 9-5. As always Bill “The Undertaker” Gendall kept the Dirigo batters off balance with his hurling. The offense was led by Brian “Cappy” Sheehy who baffled the Maine boys with his fair fouls. The Essex Club would like to thank the Dirigo guys for their hospitality and look forward to seeing them next season.

Next Up
The Lynn Live Oaks travel out to Georges Island Saturday August 22nd to take on the Fitchburg Rollstones. For more info on getting out to the island

The Boston Beaneaters finish off their schedule on Saturday August 29th at 12pm as they take on the Olneyville Cadets at Riverside Park in Haverhill, MA.

Two Days Two Games

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On Saturday six members of the Essex Base Ball Organization teamed up with two members of the Mudville Nine to take on four members of the Ironsides BBC, three members of the Ipswich Brewers, and one NH Granite in a set of innings that included 1861, 1871, 1886, and 1900 rules. The event was in conjunction with the Cambridge Discovery Days and as always members of the EBBC dressed up as John Clarkson and Joe Kelley (2 of the 3 Hall of Fame players from Cambridge). The underhand rules went very smoothly with the vintage base ball newbie’s from the Ironsides and Brewers fairing very well. In the overhand innings Brian “Cappy” Sheehy after 21 years of playing baseball finally got his chance at pitching and pitched admirably striking out at least five, while one hitting one. The exact score is not known but the day saw some new vintage base ballists trying out some new rules and enjoying themselves in the process. The Essex Organization would like to thank all of the teams for coming to support the day and to the Cambridge Discovery Days for setting everything up.

Sunday saw the Essex Nine head off to Georges Island to take on the DCR Park Rangers. Despite some first inning woes the rangers held their own but the experience of the Essex ballists was too much in the end and they fell 10-1. The second game was a mix matched kid’s game and fun was had all around. Pictures from the weekend are on our facebook group. The Lynn Live Oaks head back to Georges Island on Saturday August 22nd to take on the Fitchburg Rollstones.

The Essex Club returns to action this Sunday as they travel to Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick Maine to take on the Dirigo Base Ball Club. Game begins at 1pm for more info on Thomas Point Beach

Another Win For the Beaneaters

The Boston Beaneaters continued their dominance as they easily defeated the Boston Colonials this past Saturday 24-1. Behind seven stellar innings of work in which he only allowed one run and a handful of hits Drew Murphy got the win and Eric “Goose” Gosselin finished off the last two innings only allowing one hit. Just about every member of the Beaneaters had multiple hits but the offense was especially led by rookie Ryan Sifferlen who batted for the cycle. Despite the breaking of his beloved bat Aaron Horwitz spayed hits to all fields as well.

Next Up
Come join members of New England’s vintage base ball community on Saturday August 8th at St Peters Field on Sherman St in Cambridge, MA from 10-2 as they attempt to play a few innings of base ball as it was played in 1861, 1876, 1886, 1893, and 1900. Join us as we also celebrate Cambridge’s Hall of Fame trio of John Clarkson, Tim Keefe, and Joe Kelley by wearing replica uniforms and with an exhibit highlighting their careers. The event free and is organized by the Essex Base Ball Organization and sponsored by Cambridge Discovery Days for more information on this event contact Brian Sheehy at or check out our web site

Sunday August 9th the Essex Nine travels out to Georges Island to take on the Park Rangers