John “Face plant” Lynch
On Sunday after the second game of our quadruple header Lowell Nine catcher John “Face Plant” Lynch will shave his head for children’s cancer treatment. Below are the details
John’s personal page that people can use for online donations –https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=2673956&langPref=en-CA
“This will be my 5th year buzzing it off for kids with cancer. It started with a radio ad five Springs ago and has been an important event for me ever since. The first Buzz Off was especially important because my good friend’s son was undergoing cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital. Happily, his treatment went tremendously well and I feel this is a great event to continue to support! Here are websites about the event and organization, One Mission… http://buzzforkids.org/ ”
Opening day is finally here.. Sunday June 7th, games 1 and 2 will feature the Lowell Base Ball Nine vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams, games 3 and 4 will see Lynn Live Oaks vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers square off. Games kick off at 10am and don’t forget Ipswich Ale will be on hand with their fine ales.
Don’t forget in two weeks our Fathers Day games and BBQ
We are sad to say that Draft Horse Plow Day and Opening Day have been canceled for May 31st due to the weather forecast. We return to action June 7th.
President of the Essex Base Ball Organization, Brian “Cappy” Sheehy, will be traveling to Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY to participate in the 27th annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture with his colleague David Alexander to discuss “Baseball in the Classroom“. Cappy is a high school history teacher at North Andover High School has developed several sports related electives at North Andover and he believes that sports are a viable way of engaging students in learning history. The goal of his program is to provide other educators professional development and resources so that they can include baseball in their classrooms. For more info click here
May 2nd 2015 Concord MA Lynn Live Oaks vs. Lowell Ladies Men
The Essex Base Ball Organization has been busy the past two weeks with several great events. On Saturday May 2nd we traveled to Concord, MA to participate in our first of several events in partnership with the Concord Museum’s summer exhibit “The Art of Baseball”. This first game and the following one in July will strive to recreate the rivalry in 1877 between the Lynn Live Oaks and Lowell Ladies Men. The modern version of the rivalry started off well with both Lowell and the Live Oaks coming out swinging but due to a few errors in both games on the Live Oaks part the Ladies Men were able to win both games. We look forward to going back in July.
On Saturday May 9th a mixed nine from the Essex Base Ball Association traveled to Woodstock CT to play two teams they have never played before from the Nutmeg State. In the first game against the Woodstock Hilltoppers the Essex boys took full advantage of the short right field and racked up numerous ground rule doubles. The defense was solid and hitting strong which allowed the Essex boys to win comfortably. In the second game we were matched up against the Wethersfield Red Onions and in a back and forth match Essex was able to hang on to a 13-10 victory.