It’s Base Ball, 1861 style on opening day at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! At 12pm Lowell Baseball Nine will take on the Lynn Live Oaks and then at 2pm the Newburyport Clamdiggers will challenge the Ipswich Brewers. 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.