Peabody's finest will once again take the diamond at Emerson Park on Labor Day for a little charity baseball. And once again, players from the Lynnfield police will be joining their Peabody brethren.The charity baseball game enters its 57th consecutive year and pits police against former professional athletes from around the North Shore, including several former Red Sox players.
The Old Timers lineup features Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Chris Howard, Rawly Eastwick, Kenny Ryan and Peabody's own Steve Lomasney and John Tudor.
The day begins with a baseball clinic for ages 8-12 from 8-10 a.m. with a focus on hitting, fielding, throwing and a skills competition. The clinic is followed by the game itself at 10 a.m. There will be food, raffles, face-painting, a moon bounce and a silent auction with various items.
All proceeds and donations benefit the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
For more information, contact Peabody Detective Stephanie Lane at 978-538-6361.