Jerusalem Mill, Md
On a clear and very warm Sunday afternoon at Jerusalem Mill, the Chesapeake Nine hosted the Cecil Base Ball Club in a pair of seven inning matches. The day of base ball was dedicated to memory of our great friend Scott “Curly” Murphy of the Talbot Fair Plays, who passed away very suddenly the day before. We will really miss him.
Employing a relentless station-to-station style of offense, the Cecil club jumped off to a big lead in both matches and steadily built on those leads in both contests. The visitors took the first match 19-3 and the second match 32-4. Despite the lopsided outcomes, there were a number of bright spots for the Chesapeakes. Farmer played several infield positions, turning in several sparkling plays including the front end of a double play. Nat gave it a 110% despite playing with an injured knee. Hobbs, Frag, Cobb, and Shazam minimized extra base hits by plugging the holes in the garden. And Burner, who set up shop behind the dish, kept Cecil runners on their toes with her rocket arm.
Up next for the Chesapeake Nine are an exhibition match against the Colorado Base Ball Club, Thursday afternoon, July 14, and a pair of matches against the Diamond State Base Ball Club of Delaware, Sunday afternoon, July 17. Both events will take place at Jerusalem Mill.
In photo #1, our club historian, Richard “Pastime” D’Ambrisi, is shown serving as arbiter in Sunday’s matches. Photo #2 is a full-field view of Sunday’s action at Jerusalem Mill.