Scrimmage vs. Conn College added to schedule

We’ll be playing a scrimmage with the Connecticut College Baseball Club on Saturday, April 29th on the Tempel Green at Connecticut College. Game time is 10:00am.

2017 Schedule released

Here’s our schedule for 2017. There’s a chance we made add a couple more games but these games are definite.

Sunday, June 4 vs. Bristol & Lisbon @ Lisbon
Saturday, June 10 vs. Woodstock @ Fort Trumbull
Saturday, July 22 vs. Lisbon @ Lisbon
Saturday, July 29 vs. Bristol @ Bristol
Sunday, August 13 vs. Flemington, NJ @ Fort Trumbull
Saturday, August 19 vs. Bristol @ Fort Trumbull
Saturday, August 26 vs. Woodstock @ Woodstock
Saturday, September 9 vs. Lisbon @ Fort Trumbull

Game times will be 10am or 11am in most cases and will be set close to the game date.  Any changes to our schedule will be posted on the 2017 Season schedule page.

Remember: The name is ‘Base Ball’

Remember: The name is ‘Base Ball’ – Rita Christopher/The Day

“Where can you be a crank that people want to see? Observe a dewdrop that isn’t wet? Call for rover and not get a nuzzle from a golden retriever? At the tri-town vintage baseball game sponsored by the historical societies of Essex, Chester and Deep River on Sunday at Devitt Field in Deep River…”

HOF adjusts Veterans Committee rules

The new schedule for the Eras Committees means that Doc Adams won’t come up for a vote again until 2020.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — After two years of no electees by separate Veterans Committees, the National Baseball Hall of Fame board of directors moved on Saturday to change the process…

Read more: HOF board adjusts Veterans Committee rules – Barry M. Bloom/MLB (23 Jul 2016)

Grave of Baseball Pioneer Finally Marked

The new Davis gravestone. The epitaph was written by James Whyte Davis more than a century ago. Davis had a reputation for showing up at games after the action had already started; hence his nickname, “Too Late to the Home Plate.” Davis denied habitual lateness.

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) recently created its 19th Century Baseball Grave Marker Project. Its first task: marking James Whyte Davis’s grave.

So, this past Saturday, on a lovely spring morning, a crowd gathered at James Whyte Davis’s grave. John Thorn, major league baseball’s official historian, and Peter Nash, spoke about Davis. Two great granddaughters of Doc Adams, a member of the Knickerbockers who had played with Davis on the Knickerbockers and had written out the early rules of baseball–a document that sold just days earlier for $3.26 million, read a letter that Adams wrote…

Read more: Grave of Baseball Pioneer Finally Marked – Jeff Richman/Greenwood Historian Blog (17 May 2016)