Jammed Pack Weekend

On Saturday the Essex Nine traveled to Brimfield, MA for “The Civil War Reenactment: The Battle of Brimfield”. For the day a local group of softball players put down their metal bats and gloves and tried their hand at 1861 rules. Despite being a little short handed the Essex Nine was able to borrow a few cranks from the crowd to fill out the roster. The Essex Nine expected to control the game from the beginning the experienced softball players sprayed the ball all over the field. The final score was not remembered but a great game of 1861 base ball was played. After the game Brian “Cappy” Sheehy headed over to the main tent and gave a lecture on the history of 19th century base ball.

Sunday a mix of Essex and Lynn players joined the Bristol Blues and Ipswich Brewers out on Georges Island for a full day of games. In the first game Essex/ Lynn battled the Bristol Blues back and forth but ended up victorious 14-10. The Essex/ Lynn squad was aided by a 7th inning in which all 10 of their batters went up to the plate. In the second game the Blues took out their frustrations on the Brewers, winning handily. The last match was an abbreviated affair but once again saw the Essex and Lynn contingent win the match.

A mix of Essex and Lynn players will head up to New Gloucester Maine this Saturday August 14th to take on the Dirigo BBC of Maine.


2009 Season

2009 Schedule

Sunday March 9th- Lawrence, MA St Patty’s Parade
Saturday March 28th- Irish Movie Night @ The Baseball Tavern Boston, MA
Tuesday April 14th- Appearance at Andover Historical Society 7:30
Saturday April 18th- Cricket and Rounders- 12pm Cricket and 2pm Rounders. All are welcome to come try to play.
Sunday April 19th- Essex vs. Lynn Open Scrimmage in Danvers, MA
Saturday April 25th- Lynn/ Leominster/ Melrose Round Robin
Sunday April 26th- Essex vs. Fitchburg in Danvers, MA
Saturday May 2nd- Beaneaters @ Cadets
Sunday May 3rd Essex/ Lynn/ Fitchburg Open Game
Saturday May 9th- Melrose vs. Essex in Danvers, MA
Saturday May 16th Melrose vs. Lynn in Danvers, MA
Sunday May 17th Essex @ Fitchburg in Devens, MA
Sunday May 24th- Vintage Base Ball Day at NH Fisher Cats Game in Manchester, NH
Thursday May 28th- Educational Day NH Fisher Cats Game in Manchester, NH
Sunday May 31st- Lynn/ Essex/ Dirigo in Danvers, MA
Sunday June 7th- Essex/ Lynn/ Bristol @ Spencer Pierce Farm
Sunday June 14th- Waterbury Conners @ Essex in Georgetown, MA
Sunday June 28th- Fitchburg/ Lynn/ Melrose
Monday June 29th – Hot Dogs and Hits vs. Melrose- 6pm at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA
Sunday July 5th 3pm Demonstration on town common in North Andover, MA
July 11th- 18th- Members of the Essex Base Ball Organization in Ireland
Sunday July 12th Lynn vs. Essex on Georges Island
Thursday July 23rd- NH Fisher Cats Camps Days Appearance
Saturday July 25th Beaneaters @ NH Granite
Sunday July 26th- Essex vs. Ipswich Brewers 4pm @ Raymond Fields in Ipswich, MA
Monday July 27th- NH Fisher Cats Appearance
Saturday August 1st- Beaneaters @ Boston Colonials 11am
Saturday August 8th- New England All Stars play 60’s. 70’s. 80’s, 90’s. Rules 10am at St Peter’s Field in Cambridge, MA
Sunday August 9th- Essex vs. Park Rangers on Georges Island
Sunday August 16th- Essex vs. Dirigo @ Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, ME
Saturday August 22nd – Lynn vs. Fitchburg on Georges Island
Saturday August 29th- Beaneaters vs. Cadets @ Riverside Park in Haverhill 12pm
Saturday Sept 12th Essex/ Lynn vs. Melrose @ Morelli Field in Melrose 1pm
Saturday Sept 19th- Essex/ Lynn vs. Bristol Blues at Cogshell Farm in Bristol RI http://www.coggeshallfarm.org/
Sunday September 20th- Essexvs. Ipswich Brewers in Methuen, MA Trails and Sails
Saturday September 26th- Fitchburg vs. Lynn in Danvers, MA Trails and Sails
Saturday September 26th- Cappy @ the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
Sunday September 27th- Essex vs. Melrose` in Danvers, MA Trails and Sails
Sunday October 4th- Essex/ Lynn/ Fitchburg and the Ipswich Brewers 11am @ Spencer Pierce Farm *Kids Game at 2pm* All Kids Welcome to try
Saturday October 17th Essex vs. Providence Grays in 1864 and 1871 rules on Salem Common in Salem, MA
Sunday October 18th- NMVBBL Championship in Devens, MA
Friday November 13th- Civil War Roundtable Group of the North Shore Lecture 7pm Lynn, MA