Essendon Baseball Club
|Essendon Bombers Baseball Club|
|League||Baseball Victoria Summer League - Summer, Melbourne Winter Baseball League - Winter (Summer - Division 1 & 4, Winter - B grade)|
|Colors||Red & Black|
The Essendon Bombers Baseball Club is a Baseball Club based in the Melbourne suburb of Strathmore, The club formed in 1893, however a team under the Essendon name was formed with the formation of the Victorian Baseball League, it is one of the oldest continuously running Baseball Clubs in Australia.
The Club enters 6 Senior teams, 3 Women's teams and 8 junior teams in the Baseball Victoria Summer League, in 2012 the club entered its first team into the Melbourne Winter Baseball League the team played in the B grade section.
The Essendon Baseball Club was formed 1893, after a meeting at the Essendon Cricket, Bowls and Tennis Club on 24 April. For the clubs entire history it has started in the highest division every year of its existence.
The Essendon was the last Baseball Club to play Baseball Victorian Football League curtain raiser games, by 1948 the trend had moved towards reserve Football to be played before all VFL matches, The Essendon Football Club had been trying to get exclusive use of the ground with an attempt in 1935 to have School Boy Football played before their games.
1965 was a successful year. Essendon won their fourth State Premiership, defeating Melbourne 7-1 in the Grand Final, but a closer examination of the ‘entire’ Club’s performances that year, reveal that 1965 was indeed a banner year in the Club’s history.
In 2015, following four consecutive premierships, Essendon Baseball club was announced as winners of the “Inside Sports Magazine” Best club in Australia Award which covered all sports. They were presented this award at the Extreme Sports Expo at the Melbourne Show grounds. The prize received was a Hyundai Mini van to the value of $40,000. The club president, Tony Cornish was later interviewed on SEN, airing Sunday 22nd 2015.