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By historyball - Jun 22, 2006, 8:43 AM
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Come join the Essex Base Ball Club and Lynn Live Oaks for vintage 19th century baseball action

Fifth Annual History, Hot Dogs and Hits
Come join the Essex Base Ball Club as they take on the Melrose Pondfeiders in the fifth annual History, Hot Dogs, and Hits on Monday June 26th, 6pm at Endicott Park in Danvers, MA. Come enjoy a fun filled night of 1861 baseball action, so bring a blanket or chair along with the whole family. For more information or directions check us out on the web at www.essexbaseball.org or contact Brian Sheehy at 978-790-5707 or email historyball@yahoo.com

Cambridge Discovery Walk Celebration
Join the Essex Base Ball Club of Danvers, MA and Cornish Game Hens of Providence, RI as they celebrate Cambridge Discovery Days and pay homage to Cambridge, Massachusettes' three Hall of Fame baseballists, Tim Keefe, Joe Kelley, and John Clarkson. The teams will play two vintage base ball game by 1861 and 1886 rules at St Peters Field (57 Sherman St) ,in Cambridge from 10AM-2PM on Saturday, July 1st. In addition, the clubs will present a full exhibit on the lives of these three Cambridge sporting legends. Come and see how the game was played, see the Hall of Famer's uniforms modeled by members of the clubs, and learn about Cambridge's rich base ball history. You'll even have the opportunity to take your best swings against "Clarkson" and "Keefe" or hurl against the mighty "Kelley" from 1PM to 2PM. The event is sponsored by the Historic Cambridge Collaborative. For more information on the game contact Brian Sheehy at 978-790-5707, email historyball@yahoo.com or check us out on the web at www.essexbaseball.org . For information on other tours and events during Cambridge Discovery Days, please call the Cambridge Historical Commission at 617 349 4683 or visit their website at www.cambridgema.gov/~Historic.

Open Practices
Interested in playing vintage 19th century base ball? We are always looking for players, so come join the Essex Base Ball Club and the Lynn Live Oaks in July for our open practices, Wednesday July 5th, Thursday July 13th and Thursday July 27th. All will be welcome to participate with the club and learn the rules and customs of 1861 base ball. For more info contact Brian Sheehy at historyball@yahoo.com or call 978-790-5707, www.essexbaseball.org

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