The Ivoryton Nine Take the Field

The Ivoryton Nine Take the Field” – Rita Christopher/The Day

ESSEX – It was a perfect day for baseball-sunny, not too hot, a bit of an afternoon breeze. In New York, the Yankees were playing their traditional rivals, the Boston Red Sox. In Ivoryton, there was a ball game, too, but not the one that the major leaguers were playing. The Ivoryton Nine were taking on the Lyme Taverners in a game governed by the rules of 1864, when base ball, as it was then spelled, was a different game…”