Essex organization's teams represent 1860s-era squads

The Essex Base Ball Club was founded in 2002 by the Danvers Historical Society.The club's name comes from an actual club playing 'base ball' in Dan...

September 9, 2022
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The Essex Base Ball Club was founded in 2002 by the Danvers Historical Society.The club's name comes from an actual club playing 'base ball' in Danvers in 1859.The Essex Base Ball Club played its inaugural match on July 1, 2002 vs. the Melrose Pondfielders before 1,000 assembled around an open field in Endicott Park, Danvers. Since then, the EBBC has traveled throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Maryland, and Connecticut playing and promoting vintage base ball. Several historical references to clubs calling themselves the Essex Base Ball Club have been found but the newest and most local is a club from Newburyport that played in 1867.

Lillian Shapiro