Thank you Jennie Lynch for such wonderful photos.
The 2017 season schedule is taking shape…….
If you are interested in hosting a game, booking a lecture, or a guest appearance please contact captain Brian Sheehy at historyball@Yahoo.com . More dates and events will be posted soon.
Sunday April 9th– First Open Practice* 12pm
Saturday April 22- Jan’s Pitch 4.5* 11am
Sunday April 30th– Open Practice* 12pm
Saturday May 6– Draft Horse Plow Day Opening Match- Rockinghams vs. Clamdiggers and Lowell BBC vs. Live Oaks* 10am- 3pm
Saturday May 20- Clamdiggers, Live Oaks, Boston Beaneaters in Boston, MA
Sunday May21st– Lowell BBC vs Rockinghams* 1pm
Saturday June 10th– Rockinghams vs. Live Oaks* 10am
Sunday June 11th– Lowell BBC, Beaneaters and. Clamdiggers* 11am triple header
Sunday June 18th Father’s Day Games* 12pm
June 24th– 25th Tournament Cornish Maine
Sunday July 9– Byfield Little League Day- Lowell BBC vs. Live Oaks* 12pm
Sunday July 16th– Live Oaks vs. Rockinghams* 12pm
Saturday July 22nd Liberty Bay Credit Union Game in Woburn, MA
July 29th– 30th Hosting Ohio Muffins* Time TBD
Saturday- Rockinghams, Lowell, Muffins
Sunday- Clamdiggers, Live Oaks, Muffins
Saturday August 5th– Essex @ Bethpage, NY in the Doc Adams Festival
Saturday August 12th Fiber Revival Lowell BBC vs. Clamdiggers*12
August 12-13– Members of the Association playing as the Melrose Pondfielders @ National Silver Ball Tournament in Mumford, NY
Saturday August 19th Clamdiggers vs. Rockinghams location TBD
Saturday August 26th– Essex vs. Dirigo in Biddeford Maine
September 2nd and 3rd- Mix Nine @ Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival
Saturday September 16 Ipswich Ale Fallfest Live Oaks vs. Rockinghams* 12pm
Sunday September 24 Haverhill Game
Saturday September 30 American Music Festival (playoff and championship)
Saturday, October 14th– 5th annual Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts
The Jan’s Pitch Game will be Saturday October 1st rain or shine. (lets hope for shine), so swing by Spencer Peirce Little Farm and catch a little vintage base ball & help raise money for breast cancer research and inner city art programs in Lawrence, MA. There will be three games starting at 11…in addition to base ball, there will be Ipswich Ale, Jim Jam Hot Dogs, silent auctions, raffles, a donkey, a giant pig and more! To buy tickets ahead of time (they will be on sale at the door as well) or make a donation you can click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-jans-pitch-game-tic…
There is also an updated list of raffle and auction items onwww.janspitchgame.wordpress.com
On a beautiful fall day this past Saturday members of the Essex Base Ball Organization laced up their cleats for an action packed day of baseball, entertainment, and fine Ipswich Ale. Four close and exciting games took place during the Ipswich Ale Harvestfest.
In a game where Lowell had several new recruits and a few fill in the Lowell bats came to life scoring 15 runs to charge ahead but throughout the game Lynn chipped away and made a game of it but in the end Lowell was able to hang on for a 15-11 victory.
The Lowell bats fell asleep and the Live Oaks answered the call winning 6-2.
The Clamdiggers defeated Portsmouth 11-9 in the first of two games with
clutch hitting and flashy defense. Right fielder Drew “Captain Clam” Murphy
threw out a runner trying to score from second and catcher John “Specs”
Curley tossed out a runner trying to steal second. On offense Dan
“Minuteman” Kent shined while his newborn daughter Madison looked on and
cheered/cried with excitement.
The final game of day was the second game of the Portsmouth & Newburyport
doubleheader and it didn’t disappoint the large group of spectators in
attendance. Superior defense and strong pitching on both sides proved to be
the theme as the two Port cities dueled back and forth while keeping the
cranks on the edge of their seats. Newburyport took a 5-3 lead into the
bottom of the 9th when the Portsmouth bats came alive just in time to tie
the game on a clutch two out single by Cam “Shaggy” Champey after a long
hard fought at bat. The game continued scoreless into the bottom of the 11th
when Jon “Wheels” Allen led off with a hard hit single. After Allen’s timely
steal of 2B, Jim “Champ” Champey smashed a single into LF bringing Allen
into 3B to set up the potential game winning run with no outs recorded. The
Clamdigger’s made their first out of the inning on a great catch and throw
from CF which held Allen at 3B, however the Rockingham’s rookie outfielder
Tyler “Walk-Off” Nauffts stepped up and confidently drove in the game
winning run with a hard single up the middle thus ending the Essex Base Ball
Association’s regular season the same way it began with each team in the
league getting a victory on the day.
Members of the EBBO will form a Mixed Nine squad Sunday September 18th to play the Boston Beaneaters on Boston Common.
Calling all Ipswich Ale fans..It’s that time of year again!
The Ipswich Ale Harvest Fest features great beer out of the Tapmobiles, live music by the Orville Giddings Band & Vintage Base Ball with 1860’s rules!
Games will start at 10am (festival starts at 12pm) with Lowell Nine vs. Lynn Live Oaks (double header) then Newburyport Clamdiggers vs. Rockinghams of Portsmouth (double header)
The festival will be complete with lawn games, a bouncy house, face painting and more! Bring the kids (and the dog!) down to the farm for a day of great local beers and fall fun!
This is a FREE ADMISSION event.
Friendly dogs welcome and must be on a leash.