July 13th Off/ July 14th On

Unfortunately we have to cancel the scheduled games between the Newburyport Clamdiggers and Lynn Live Oaks scheduled for Saturday July 13th, but the games Sunday July 14th are still on so join us at 12pm at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury and see the Lowell Nine take on the Rockinghams of Portsmouth

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Fathers Day Games Called

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there….. Wish we had better news, but due to the rain in the forecast we will be canceling the games today.

Two Day Four Games

On Saturday the Newburyport Clamdiggers and the Portsmouth Rockinghams played at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury

Game 1: Newburyport 11 Portsmouth 10
It was a beautiful day at the farm and the fans were greeted with two well played games. Game 1 was a back and forth affair. Portsmouth scored 4 in the top of the ninth to tie the game. In the bottom of the ninth Newburyport walked off with the win. With two outs and no-one on base Mikey “Ace” Kent doubled. Then Drew “Captain Clam” singled to right to win the game.
Game 2: Newburyport 11 Portsmouth 6
Newburyport got the lead early and held the Rockinghams bats in check with stellar defense from rookie Ted “Backstop” Blair behind the plate and Dan “Minuteman” Kent at short stop. Pat “Boom Boom” Wadland lead the offense with his highlight cornfield blast.
On Sunday the Lowell Nine and Lynn Live Oaks traveled to Strong Field in Tewksbury, MA. On a beautiful day Lowell was able to hold on for a win over Lynn in Game 1.  In Game 2 Lynn charged off to a lead over Lowell and never looked back. We would like to thank the people for Tewksbury for hosting the games.

Open Practices Announced

The Essex Base Ball Organization is happy to announce its preseason opening practice schedule. Join us Sunday April 7th, 14th, and 28th at 12pm at Spencer Peirce Little Farm, 5 Little Lane Newbury, MA. If you would like to join a team this coming season come try it out.

2019 Schedule

We are happy to announce the 2019 EBBO Schedule

If you would like to schedule a game or a lecture please let us know at historyball@Yahoo.com

Saturday May 4th Opening Day- 10am All Teams*
Sunday May 19th– Mixed Game *12pm
Saturday June 1st– Rockinghams vs. Newburyport* 12pm
Sunday June 2nd– Lynn vs. Lowell in Tewksbury, MA
Saturday June 8th- Essex Mixed Nine vs Reading MA All Stars @ Reading, MA          Sunday June 16th– Father’s Day Games* 11am
Saturday June 22nd– New England Vintage BB Festival Cornish ME                                Saturday June 29th– Rockinghams vs. Lowell 10am @ Kingston, NH 325th Celebration
Sunday June 30th– Newburyport vs. Lynn* 12pm
Sunday July 7th– Mechanics vs. Mudville @ Boston Common
Saturday July 13-Newburyport vs. Lynn* 12pm
Sunday July 14– Lowell vs Rockingahms* 12pm
Sunday July 21st– Lynn vs. Lowell* 12pm
Sunday July 28th Newburyport vs. Rockinghams* 12pm
Saturday August 3rd @ Chicago Salmon in Chicago IL
Saturday August 10th– Fiber Revival Tournament* 11am
Tuesday August 13th– Lecture “19th Century Baseball’s Emerald Diamond: The Influence and Role of the Irish on Baseball’s Development” @ House of the Seven Gables
Saturday August 17th– Lowell vs Rockinghams* 12pm
Saturday August 24th– Lynn vs. Rockinghams* 12pm
Sunday August 25th– Lowell vs. Newburyport* 12pm
August 31st-September 1– Ohio Cup, Columbus Ohio
Saturday September 7th– Ipswich Fallfest* 12pm Triple Header
Sunday September 15th– Essex vs. Dirigo in Arundel ME
Saturday September 28th– Music Festival Game*
Saturday October 5th Jan’s Pitch Championship*

Jan’s Pitch Game and Championship

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Come join the excitement of our final season event while helping raise money for cancer research and other local non-profits! On Saturday, October 13th, 2018, all four vintage base ball teams from the Essex Base Ball Organization will battle for the 2018 league championship during the 6th Annual Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts. Taking place at the beautiful Spencer-Pierce Little farm in Newbury, MA, only one team will take home the coveted championship “jug” after this fierce three-game play-off. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of watching base ball played the way it was in 1864 – no gloves, bare-handed and full of gritty athleticism – then this is the event to attend!

Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts celebrates Jan Sheehy – a dedicated art teacher and mother of Essex Base Ball Organization players Brian and Chris Sheehy – who tragically lost her battle with breast cancer in April of 2013. Over the past six years, Jan’s Pitch has raised close to $19,000 for cancer research and educational programs at local schools.

The fall event is fun for families and people of all ages! In addition to the triple-header event, spectators can participate in an exciting 50/50 raffle, those age 21+ can enjoy freshly-kegged beer from the vintage Ipswich Ale Brewery tapmobile, and kids will love visiting the farm’s friendly sheep, goats, chickens, and horses.

Event schedule:

  • 11am – Portsmouth Rockinghams vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers
  • 12:45pm – Lynn Live Oaks vs. Lowell Nine
  • 2:30pm – Championship Game

Click on “Tickets” @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jans-pitch-championship-tickets-50869479984 to reserve your spot at this exciting event and to donate to these important local causes!  Tickets will be available on the 13th for $5

Questions? Contact Brian Sheehy, President of the Essex Base Ball Organization (email: historyball@yahoo.com, phone: 978-790-5707)