Over Memorial Day weekend the Essex Base Ball Club traveled to Lexington, MA to celebrate Lexington’s 300th anniversary with a vintage base ball clinic and two four inning games. In the morning members of the club showed about 25 kids the rules of 1860’s baseball and then let them play a few innings. The kids enjoyed learning about the old baseballs, uniforms, and gloves.
After the clinic and despite several days of rain Essex took on two assembled nines from Lexington. We only played a few innings and the score was forgotten quickly but both sides had a lot of fun.
We would like to thank Lexington for putting together such a great event and we hope that we can play another game next year.
This coming weekend is jam packed with games. The Essex Base Ball Club takes on Melrose on Saturday on Georges Island and then Sunday Essex Base Ball Association games return to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm as the Lynn Live Oaks take on the Newburyport Clamdiggers. The games Sunday will also be a fundraiser for the Civil War monument at the Atkinson Common in Newburyport.