Peabody Police Challenge North Shore Oldtimers for the Jimmy Fund

August 30, 2010

The Peabody Police Department will step up to the plate to benefit the Jimmy Fund on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, at Perkins Street Park in Peabody. Members of the police department will challenge the North Shore Oldtimers, a team made up of former professional athletes.

Played since 1956, the Peabody Police Jimmy Fund baseball game has become a local tradition to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It is the second oldest continually running event for the Jimmy Fund.

The North Shore Oldtimers team always comes through with a winning line-up for past games, including baseball players like Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Rowley Eastwick, Chris Howard, Bill Lee, Steve Lomasney, Mike Pagliarulo, Brian Rose, Kenny Ryan, and John Tudor. This year's final roster has not been released.

There is no charge to attend the game, but donations for the Jimmy Fund will be accepted. It is estimated that the Peabody Police, through the game and a variety of other fundraisers, have contributed more than $300,000 to the Jimmy Fund.

The event features plenty of food and activities. The game gets under way at 10 a.m. at Perkin's Street Park in Peabody. The Oldtimers will run a two-hour baseball clinic for children ages eight through twelve at 8:00 a.m.

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