Vintage BaseBall at Spencer-Peirce Little Farm

Come see how baseball used to be played at Spencer Pierce Little Farm. Photo: Matthew Muise Photography

It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was played in the 1860's.

  • Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs
  • No reserved seating
  • Weather permitting

The Essex Base Ball Organization, a non-profit “vintage” baseball group that plays baseball as it was played in the 19th century. We are based out of Newbury, MA and have four teams in our organization the Essex Base Ball Club, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Club, and Newburyport Clamdiggers. One of our goals is to teach the history of baseball through games and demonstrations. In addition to playing a full schedule of games every summer, we run youth clinics in which we teach children the evolution of the game through hands on activities; we also give lectures on baseball history at historical societies, libraries, and other civic organizations.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 11am-3pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10am
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Time TBD
Historic NE Members: FREE
Non-Members: $5