Cape Cod Baseball League

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Cape Cod Baseball League
Ccbl.png
SportBaseball
Founded1885
PresidentChuck Sturtevant
CommissionerEric Zmuda
MottoWhere the Stars of Tomorrow Shine Tonight
No. of teams10
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Cotuit Kettleers
Most titlesCotuit Kettleers (17)
ClassificationCollegiate Summer Baseball
Official websitewww.capecodbaseball.org

The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL or Cape League) is a collegiate summer baseball league located on Cape Cod in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. One of the nation's premier collegiate summer leagues, the league boasts over one thousand former players who have gone on to play in the major leagues.

History[edit]

Hall of Famer Pie Traynor played for Falmouth in 1919
Danny MacFayden (Osterville 1924, Falmouth 1925) played for the Boston Red Sox from 1926 to 1932
6 ft 7 in slugger Aaron Judge played for Brewster in 2012

Origins[edit]

As early as the 1860s, baseball teams representing various Cape Cod towns and villages were competing against one another. The earliest newspaper account is of an 1867 game in Sandwich between the hometown "Nichols Club" and the visiting Cummaquid team. Though not formalized as a league, the games provided entertainment for residents and summer visitors.[1][2]

In 1885, a Fourth of July baseball game was held matching teams from Barnstable and Sandwich.[3] According to contemporary accounts, the 1885 contest may have been at least the twelfth such annual game.[4] By the late nineteenth century, an annual championship baseball tournament was being held each fall at the Barnstable County Fair, an event that continued well into the twentieth century, with teams representing towns from Cape Cod and the larger region.

In 1921, the Barnstable County Agricultural Society determined to limit the fair's annual baseball championship to teams from Cape Cod. Falmouth won the championship in 1921, and Osterville in 1922. Interest in baseball was growing, as was a movement to create a formal league of Cape Cod teams.

The "old Cape League" era (1923-1939)[edit]

The "Cape Cod Baseball League" was formed in 1923, consisting of four teams: Falmouth, Osterville, Hyannis, and Chatham.[5] Teams were made up of players from local colleges and prep schools, along with some semi-pro players and other locals. One notable player during this period was North Truro native Danny "Deacon" MacFayden, who went on to play for seventeen years in the major leagues.[6]

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the composition of the league varied from season to season. Towns did not opt to field teams in every season, and teams from other towns such as Barnstable Village, Bourne, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, and Wareham joined the league. Teams were not limited to league play, and often played teams from towns and cities in the larger region, as in 1929 when Falmouth played an exhibition game against the major league Boston Braves.

The league enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the 1930s, and even engendered competition in the form of the Barnstable County Twilight League and the Lower Cape League. However, as World War II raged in Europe, the nation's energies became focused on mobilization, and the Cape League disbanded in 1940.

The pre-modern era (1946-1962)[edit]

With young men returning home after World War II, the Cape League was revived in 1946. The league now excluded paid professional or semi-pro players, and for awhile attempted to limit players to those who were Cape Cod residents. The league was split into Upper Cape and Lower Cape divisions, and in addition to many of the town teams from the "old" Cape League, new teams now joined such as those representing the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Otis Air Force Base, and the Cape Verdean Club among others.

The modern era (1963-present)[edit]

In 1963, the Cape Cod Baseball League was reorganized and became officially sanctioned by the NCAA. The league would no longer be limited to Cape Cod residents, but would recruit college players and coaches from an increasingly wide radius.

In 1985, the league moved away from the use of aluminum bats, and became the only collegiate summer league in the nation at that time to use wooden bats.[7] This transition began a period of significant growth in the league's popularity and prestige among MLB scouts, as well as among college players and coaches. This popularity has translated into over one thousand former players who have gone on to major league playing careers, including multiple members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Structure and season[edit]

A night game at Doran Park, home of the Bourne Braves

The CCBL regular season runs from mid-June through mid-August.[8] Teams are geographically divided into the East Division and West Division. Each division consists of five teams which each play 44 regular season games in a largely balanced schedule that is not weighted toward intradivisional foes.

During the latter half of the regular season, an all-star game is contested between the all stars from the East and West divisions, and features a pre-game home run hitting contest. The all-star game was played at Fenway Park from 2009 to 2011, but is normally played at one of the CCBL home fields.

Following the regular season, the top four teams in each division qualify for the playoffs, which is an elimination tournament consisting of three rounds of best of three series to determine the league champion and winner of the Arnold Mycock trophy.

Teams[edit]

Current teams[edit]

Cape Cod Baseball League teams (West Division teams in red, East Division teams in blue)
Division Team Town/Village Home Field
West Bourne Braves Bourne Doran Park
(Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School)
Cotuit Kettleers Cotuit Lowell Park
Falmouth Commodores Falmouth Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field
Hyannis Harbor Hawks Hyannis Judy Walden Scarafile Field at McKeon Park
(Pope John Paul II High School)
Wareham Gatemen Wareham Clem Spillane Field
(Wareham High School)
East Brewster Whitecaps Brewster Stony Brook Field
(Stony Brook Elementary School)
Chatham Anglers Chatham Veteran's Field
Harwich Mariners Harwich Whitehouse Field
(Monomoy Regional High School)
Orleans Firebirds Orleans Eldredge Park
(Nauset Regional Middle School)
Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox South Yarmouth Red Wilson Field
(Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School)

Origin of team nicknames[edit]

Prior to 2009, six of the ten teams in the CCBL shared their team nickname with a team in Major League Baseball (MLB). However, in late 2008 MLB announced that it would enforce its trademarks, and required those CCBL teams to either change their nicknames or buy their uniforms and merchandise only through MLB-licensed vendors.

Three of the teams eventually changed their nicknames. In 2009, the Chatham Athletics became the Anglers, and the Orleans Cardinals became the Firebirds.[9] The following season, the Hyannis Mets became the Harbor Hawks.[10]

The Bourne Braves and Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox, teams who share nicknames with Boston's two historic professional baseball franchises, chose to keep their nicknames and use MLB licensees for their merchandise.

MLB could not enforce the "Mariners" trademark against the Harwich Mariners because the use of the nickname by Harwich predated the entry of the Seattle Mariners into MLB as an expansion team in 1977.

The four teams whose nicknames were not in conflict with MLB have locally-themed names such as the nautical monikers of the Falmouth Commodores and Brewster Whitecaps. The Cotuit Kettleers nickname recalls a legendary local Native American land transaction whose terms of sale involved the exchange of a brass kettle.[11] The Wareham Gatemen are the only team that does not play its home games on Cape Cod, as the town of Wareham sits on the edge of the mainland, at the "gateway" to Cape Cod.

Former teams[edit]

A team from Otis AFB played in the Cape League in the 1950s and 1960s. View of an inspection at Otis Field in August, 1944.

"Old Cape League" era (1923-1939) and prior

Below is a partial list of Cape Cod baseball teams from the 1860s through the end of the "Old Cape League" era (1939).

  • Barnstable Cummaquids
  • Barnstable Townies
  • Barnstable Village
  • Bourne
  • Brewster
  • Chatham Townies
  • Falmouth All-Stars
  • Falmouth Cottage Club
  • Harwich
  • Hyannis
  • Mashpee
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Orleans
  • Orleans Pants Factory
  • Osterville
  • Provincetown Longpointers
  • Sagamore
  • Sandwich Athletics
  • Waquoit Braves
  • Wareham
  • Wellfleet
  • West Barnstable Mastetuketts
  • West Falmouth
  • Yarmouth Mattakeesetts

Pre-modern era (1946-1962)

Below is a partial list of Cape League teams from the pre-modern era (1946-1962).

  • Barnstable Barons
  • Barnstable Red Sox
  • Barnstable Townies[12]
  • Brewster
  • Bourne Canalmen
  • Cape Verdean Club of Harwich
  • Chatham Red Sox
  • Chatham Sparklers
  • Cotuit Kettleers
  • Dennis Clippers
  • Eastham
  • Falmouth All-Stars
  • Falmouth Falcons
  • Harwich Mariners
  • Hyannis
  • Mashpee Warriors
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • North Truro Air Force Station Blue Sox
  • Orleans Cardinals
  • Orleans Red Sox
  • Otis Air Force Base Minutemen
  • Provincetown Longpointers
  • Sagamore Clouters
  • Wareham
  • Yarmouth Indians

League Championships[edit]

CCBL Hall of Famer Lou Lamoriello played in the CCBL and managed Sagamore to the 1965 league championship
CCBL Hall of Famer Jason Varitek won a league championship with Hyannis in 1991
Emmanuel Burriss won playoff co-MVP in Orleans' 2005 championship season
Buster Posey played shortstop and catcher for the 2006 & 2007 back-to-back CCBL champion Y-D Red Sox
DJ LeMahieu played on Harwich's 2008 CCBL championship team
Bradley Zimmer was playoff MVP of Cotuit's 2013 championship season
Championships by Season, 1946-1962
Year Winning team
1946 Falmouth
1947 Orleans
1948 Mashpee
1949 Orleans
1950 Orleans
1951 Sagamore
1952 Orleans
1953 Orleans
1954 Sagamore
1955 Orleans
1956 Sagamore
1957 Orleans
1958 Yarmouth
1959 Sagamore
1960 Yarmouth
1961 Cotuit
1962 Cotuit
Championships by Team, 1946-1962
Team Won Championship Seasons
Orleans 7 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957
Sagamore 4 1951, 1954, 1956, 1959
Cotuit 2 1961, 1962
Yarmouth 2 1958, 1960
Falmouth 1 1946
Mashpee 1 1948
Championships by Season, 1963-present
Year Winning team Manager Games Losing team Manager Playoff MVP
1963 Cotuit Jim Hubbard 2-0 Orleans Dave Gavitt Not Awarded
1964 Cotuit Jim Hubbard 3-1 Chatham Joe "Skip" Lewis Not Awarded
1965 Sagamore Lou Lamoriello 3-2 Chatham Joe "Skip" Lewis Not Awarded
1966 Falmouth Bill Livesey 3-1 Chatham Joe "Skip" Lewis Not Awarded
1967 Chatham Joe "Skip" Lewis 2-0-1 Falmouth Bill Livesey Not Awarded
1968 Falmouth Bill Livesey 3-1 Harwich John Carroll Not Awarded
1969 Falmouth Bill Livesey 2-1 Chatham Joe "Skip" Lewis Not Awarded
1970 Falmouth Bill Livesey 2-0 Orleans Tony Williams Not Awarded
1971 Falmouth Bill Livesey 3-2 Orleans Tony Williams Not Awarded
1972 Cotuit Jack McCarthy 3-1 Chatham Ben Hayes Not Awarded
1973 Cotuit Jack McCarthy 3-1 Yarmouth Merrill "Red" WIlson Not Awarded
1974 Cotuit Jack McCarthy 3-2 Orleans Tom Yankus Not Awarded
1975 Cotuit Jack McCarthy 3-2 Falmouth Jack Gillis Not Awarded
1976 Wareham Bill Livesey 3-2 Chatham Eddie Lyons Not Awarded
1977 Cotuit Jack McCarthy 3-2 Y-D Bob Stead Not Awarded
1978 Hyannis Bob Schaefer 3-1 Harwich Don Prohovich Not Awarded
1979 Hyannis Bob Schaefer 3-1 Harwich Don Prohovich Not Awarded
1980 Falmouth Al Worthington 3-2 Chatham Eddie Lyons Not Awarded
1981 Cotuit George Greer 3-1 Orleans Jack Donahue Not Awarded
1982 Chatham Eddie Lyons 3-0 Hyannis Rich Magner Not Awarded
1983 Harwich Steve Ring 3-2 Cotuit George Greer Not Awarded
1984 Cotuit George Greer 2-0 Wareham Mike Roberts Not Awarded
1985 Cotuit George Greer 2-1 Chatham John Mayotte Grady Hall, Cotuit
1986 Orleans John Castleberry 2-0 Cotuit George Greer Gary Alexander, Orleans
1987 Harwich Bill Springman 2-1 Y-D Don Reed Charles Nagy, Harwich
1988 Wareham Stan Meek 2-1 Orleans John Castleberry John Thoden, Wareham
Mo Vaughn, Wareham
1989 Y-D Don Reed 2-0 Hyannis Eddie Lyons Mark Sweeney, Y-D
1990 Y-D Don Reed 2-1 Wareham Jim Fleming Kirk Piskor, Y-D
1991 Hyannis Brad Kelley 2-0 Chatham Rich Hill Chad McConnell, Hyannis
1992 Chatham Rich Hill 2-0 Cotuit Roger Bidwell Steve Duda, Chatham
1993 Orleans Rolando Casanova 2-0 Wareham Don Reed Chris Ciaccio, Orleans
1994 Wareham Don Reed 2-0 Brewster Bill Mosiello Chris Boni, Wareham
1995 Cotuit Mike Coutts 2-1 Chatham John Schiffner Josh Paul, Cotuit
Josh Gandy, Cotuit
1996 Chatham John Schiffner 2-0 Falmouth Harvey Shapiro Jermaine Clark, Chatham
Keith Evans, Chatham
1997 Wareham Don Reed 2-0 Harwich Chad Holbrook Kevin Hodge, Wareham
1998 Chatham John Schiffner 3-2 Wareham Don Reed Matt Cepicky, Chatham
Ryan Earey, Chatham
1999 Cotuit Mike Coutts 2-1 Chatham John Schiffner Garrett Atkins, Cotuit
2000 Brewster Pat Shine 2-0 Hyannis Tom O'Connell Jack Headley, Brewster
2001 Wareham Cooper Farris 2-1 Chatham John Schiffner Aaron Hill, Wareham
2002 Wareham Cooper Farris 2-1 Orleans Carmen Carcone Mark Kutler, Wareham
2003 Orleans Carmen Carcone 2-0 Bourne Harvey Shapiro Cesar Nicolas, Orleans
2004 Y-D Scott Pickler 2-0 Falmouth Jeff Trundy Ryan Rohlinger, Y-D
Joshua Faiola, Y-D
2005 Orleans Kelly Nicholson 2-1 Bourne Harvey Shapiro Brad Meyers, Orleans
Emmanuel Burriss, Orleans
2006 Y-D Scott Pickler 2-1 Wareham Cooper Farris David Robertson, Y-D
2007 Y-D Scott Pickler 2-0 Falmouth Jeff Trundy Trevor Holder, Y-D
2008 Harwich Steve Englert 2-0 Cotuit Mike Roberts Jason Stidham, Harwich
Marc Fleury, Harwich
2009 Bourne Harvey Shapiro 2-0 Cotuit Mike Roberts Kyle Roller, Bourne
2010 Cotuit Mike Roberts 2-1 Y-D Scott Pickler Jordan Leyland, Cotuit
2011 Harwich Steve Englert 2-0 Falmouth Jeff Trundy Mike Garza, Harwich
2012 Wareham Cooper Farris 2-1 Y-D Scott Pickler Kyle Schwarber, Wareham
2013 Cotuit Mike Roberts 2-0 Orleans Kelly Nicholson Bradley Zimmer, Cotuit
2014 Y-D Scott Pickler 2-0 Falmouth Jeff Trundy Walker Buehler, Y-D
Marcus Mastrobuoni, Y-D
2015 Y-D Scott Pickler 2-1 Hyannis Chad Gassman Ben Bowden, Y-D
Donnie Walton, Y-D
2016 Y-D Scott Pickler 2-1 Falmouth Jeff Trundy Kevin Smith, Y-D
2017 Brewster Jamie Shevchik 2-1 Bourne Harvey Shapiro Nick Dunn, Brewster
Hunter Bishop, Brewster
2018 Wareham Don Sneddon 2-0 Chatham Tom Holliday Austin Shenton, Wareham
2019 Cotuit Mike Roberts 2-0 Harwich Steve Englert Casey Schmitt, Cotuit
The Cotuit Kettleers' record of 15 titles in the modern era and 17 overall is unmatched among CCBL franchises.
Skipper Mike Roberts led Cotuit to CCBL titles in 2010, 2013 and 2019
Championships by Team, 1963-present
Team Won Played Last Won Last Played
Cotuit 15 20 2019 2019
Wareham 8 13 2018 2018
Y-D* 8 13 2016 2016
Falmouth 6 14 1980 2016
Chatham 5 18 1998 2018
Orleans 4 12 2005 2013
Harwich 4 9 2011 2019
Hyannis 3 7 1991 2015
Brewster 2 3 2017 2017
Bourne 1 4 2009 2017
Sagamore 1 1 1965 1965
* Includes records of predecessor Yarmouth Indians.
Defunct.
Championships by Team, 1946-present
Team Won Championship Seasons
Cotuit 17 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975,
1977, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1995, 1999, 2010, 2013,
2019
Orleans 11 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1986,
1993, 2003, 2005
Y-D* 10 1958, 1960, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014,
2015, 2016
Wareham 8 1976, 1988, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2018
Falmouth 7 1946, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1980
Chatham 5 1967, 1982, 1992, 1996, 1998
Sagamore 5 1951, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1965
Harwich 4 1983, 1987, 2008, 2011
Hyannis 3 1978, 1979, 1991
Brewster 2 2000, 2017
Bourne 1 2009
Mashpee 1 1948
* Includes records of predecessor Yarmouth Indians.
Defunct.
CCBL Hall of Famer Scott Pickler has led Y-D to six league titles
Championships by Manager, 1963-present
Manager Team Seasons as Manager Total
Seasons
Total
Championships
Championship Seasons
Bill Livesey Falmouth
Wareham
1965 - 1972 (Falmouth)
1976 - 1977 (Wareham)
10 6 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 (Falmouth)
1976 (Wareham)
Scott Pickler Y-D 1998 - 2019 22 6 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016
Jack McCarthy Cotuit 1970 - 1978 9 5 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
Jim Hubbard Cotuit 1961 - 1969 9 4 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Don Reed Y-D
Wareham
1987 - 1990 (Y-D)
1991 - 1999 (Wareham)
13 4 1989, 1990 (Y-D)
1994, 1997 (Wareham)
George Greer Cotuit 1979 - 1987 9 3 1981, 1984, 1985
Cooper Farris Wareham 2001 - 2004
2006 - 2015
14 3 2001, 2002, 2012
Mike Roberts Wareham
Cotuit
1984, 2000 (Wareham)
2004 - 2019 (Cotuit)
18 3 2010, 2013, 2019 (Cotuit)
Bob Schaefer Bourne
Hyannis
1971 - 1972 (Bourne)
1978 - 1979 (Hyannis)
4 2 1978, 1979 (Hyannis)
John Schiffner Chatham 1993 - 2017 25 2 1996, 1998
Mike Coutts Cotuit 1995 - 1996
1999 - 2001
5 2 1995, 1999
Steve Englert Harwich 2003 - 2019 17 2 2008, 2011


All-Star Game[edit]

Mike Flanagan, CCBL Hall of Famer and winning pitcher in the 1972 CCBL all-star game
Jim Riggleman was MVP of the 1973 CCBL all-star game
Ron Darling, CCBL Hall of Famer and MVP of the 1980 CCBL all-star game
Billy Wagner, East MVP of the 1992 CCBL all-star game
Todd Helton, 1994 CCBL home run derby champion
Mark Teixeira, East MVP of the 1999 CCBL all-star game
Chris Sale, East MVP of the 2009 CCBL all-star game

The first CCBL all-star game of the modern era took place in 1963 when a team from the CCBL faced a team from the southeastern Massachusetts-based Cranberry League. The game was played at Keith Field in Sagamore, and the CCBL came out on top, 15-2.

From 1964 to 1969, the all-star game was contested between the CCBL's Upper Cape (western) and Lower Cape (eastern) divisions.

From 1970 to 1987, a team of stars from the CCBL played an annual interleague All-star game against stars from the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL). The games were typically played at major league stadiums including Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium in New York, and Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.

Since 1988, the all-star game has been contested between stars representing the CCBL's East and West divisions, and has also featured a pre-game home run hitting contest. The event is normally held at one of the CCBL home fields, though it returned to Fenway Park for a three-year stretch from 2009 to 2011.


All-Star Game Results, 1963-1969
Year Winning Team Score Venue Game MVP Winning Pitcher
1963 CCBL 15-2 Keith Field Not Awarded Bernie Kilroy, Cotuit
1964 Upper Cape 4-2 Veteran's Field Not Awarded Bud Knittel, Falmouth
1965 Upper Cape 10-9 Clem Spillane Field Not Awarded Steve Kadison, Falmouth
1966 Lower Cape 5-1 Guv Fuller Field Not Awarded Joe Jabar, Chatham
1967 Lower Cape 9-1 Eldredge Park Not Awarded Chuck Seelbach, Orleans
1968 Upper Cape 3-0 Veteran's Field Not Awarded Dave Stone, Falmouth
1969 Lower Cape 4-0 Whitehouse Field Not Awarded Hank Bunnell, Chatham


All-Star Game Results, 1970-1987
Year Winning Team Score Venue Game MVP Winning Pitcher
1970 CCBL 6-3 Yankee Stadium Not Awarded Paul Mitchell, Falmouth
1971 CCBL 6-3 Veteran's Field Not Awarded Paul Mitchell, Falmouth
1972* Falmouth Commodores 8-1 Guv Fuller Field Not Awarded Mike Flanagan, Falmouth
1973 CCBL 13-7 Yankee Stadium Jim Riggleman, Falmouth Dave Schuler, Yarmouth
1974 ACBL 4-2 Guv Fuller Field Tom Sohns, ACBL Jeff Albert, ACBL
1975 CCBL 1-0 Fenway Park Steve Tipa, ACBL Kent Seaman, Yarmouth
1976 CCBL 4-1 Yankee Stadium Steve Taylor, Chatham Steve Taylor, Chatham
1977 CCBL 8-3 Fenway Park Steve Balboni, Y-D Brian Denman, Cotuit
1978 Cancelled due to weather
1979 CCBL 6-5 Fenway Park Ross Jones, Hyannis Ed Olwine, Hyannis
1980 CCBL 10-9 Yankee Stadium Ron Darling, Cotuit Joe Pursell, Cotuit
1981 TIE 4-4 Fenway Park Wade Rowdon, Orleans None
1982 ACBL 5-2 Shea Stadium Bill Ashford, ACBL Bob Layne, ACBL
1983 CCBL 6-2 Fenway Park Jamie Sims, ACBL Dennis Livingston, Wareham
1984 CCBL 7-3 Veterans Stadium Mike Loggins, Harwich Joe Magrane, Harwich
1985 CCBL 12-9 Fenway Park Ken Jackson, ACBL Mark Hatje, Y-D
1986 CCBL 6-2 Shea Stadium Jack Armstrong, Wareham Tony Ariola, Cotuit
1987 CCBL 10-1 Fenway Park Joe Hall, Y-D Andy Berg, Harwich
  • * Due to a scheduling conflict with the ACBL, the 1972 all-star game was contested between the CCBL all-stars and the defending league champion Falmouth Commodores.[13]


All-Star Game Results, 1988-present
Year Winning
Division
All-Time
Record
Score Venue East MVP* West MVP* Home Run Hitting
Contest Champion
1988 West (1-0-0 West) 4-3 Eldredge Park J.T. Bruett, Cotuit (MVP)
Brian Ahern, Harwich (OP)
Frank Thomas, Orleans
1989 East (1-1-0) 3-0 Eldredge Park Jim Austin, Harwich (MVP)
Lance Dickson, Orleans (OP)
Mike Thomas, Orleans
1990 West (2-1-0 West) 9-1 Eldredge Park Mark Smith, Wareham (MVP)
Larry Thomas, Y-D (OP)
Mike Gropusso, Orleans
1991 East (2-2-0) 7-4 Guv Fuller Field Will Scalzitti, Brewster Doug Hecker, Hyannis Chad McConnell, Hyannis
1992 West (3-2-0 West) 3-1 Whitehouse Field Billy Wagner, Brewster Rick Ellstrom, Cotuit Todd Greene, Y-D
1993 West (4-2-0 West) 9-3 Clem Spillane Field Geoff Blum, Brewster Roy Marsh, Wareham Scott Krause, Cotuit
1994 West (5-2-0 West) 6-1 Eldredge Park Dan Kurtz, Harwich Boomer Whipple, Cotuit Todd Helton, Orleans
1995 West (6-2-0 West) 4-0 Guv Fuller Field Gary Burnham, Orleans Dan Olson, Hyannis Dan Olson, Hyannis
1996 TIE (6-2-1 West) 6-6 Red Wilson Field C.J. Ankrum, Brewster Kevin Nicholson, Wareham Eddy Furniss, Y-D
1997 West (7-2-1 West) 5-4 McKeon Park Edmund Muth, Y-D Jason Edgar, Falmouth John Scheschuk, Cotuit
1998 East (7-3-1 West) 3-2 Veteran's Field Matt Cepicky, Chatham Todd Donovan, Cotuit Matt Cepicky, Chatham
1999 West (8-3-1 West) 6-4 Clem Spillane Field Mark Teixeira, Orleans Garrett Atkins, Cotuit Doc Brooks, Falmouth
2000 East (8-4-1 West) 7-6 Cape Cod Regional
Technical High School
Ryan Stegall, Harwich Brian Stavisky, Hyannis Jason Cooper, Y-D
2001 East (8-5-1 West) 10-1 Guv Fuller Field Russ Adams, Orleans Matt Murton, Wareham Jason Cooper, Y-D
2002 West (9-5-1 West) 4-1 Whitehouse Field Tim Stauffer, Chatham Brian Snyder, Cotuit Matt Murton, Wareham
2003 East (9-6-1 West) 3-1 Guv Fuller Field Garrett Mock, Y-D Sam Fuld, Hyannis Cesar Nicolas, Orleans
2004 East (9-7-1 West) 13-0 Eldredge Park Frank Curreri, Y-D Dallas Buck, Falmouth Cesar Nicolas, Orleans
2005 East (9-8-1 West) 1-0 McKeon Park Colin Curtis, Orleans Daniel Bard, Wareham Aaron Bates, Brewster
2006 East (9-9-1) 7-2 Red Wilson Field Josh Satin, Orleans Brad Chalk, Falmouth Mitch Moreland, Bourne
2007 East (10-9-1 East) 3-2 Clem Spillane Field Dennis Raben, Orleans Aaron Crow, Falmouth Luke Murton, Wareham
2008 East (11-9-1 East) 8-6 Veteran's Field Grant Green, Chatham Ben Paulsen, Hyannis Angelo Songco, Orleans
2009 West (11-10-1 East) 3-0 Fenway Park Chris Sale, Y-D Zach Cox, Cotuit Connor Powers, Harwich
2010 West (11-11-1) 5-0 Fenway Park Caleb Ramsey, Y-D Zach Wilson, Wareham Paul Hoilman, Cotuit
2011 East (12-11-1 East) 4-1 Fenway Park James Ramsey, Y-D Konner Wade, Wareham Richie Shaffer, Chatham
2012 TIE (12-11-2 East) 1-1 Whitehouse Field Alex Blandino, Y-D Daniel Palka, Wareham Jacoby Jones, Harwich
2013 East (13-11-2 East) 9-3 Red Wilson Field J.D. Davis, Chatham Kevin Cron, Falmouth Skyler Ewing, Hyannis
2014 West (13-12-2 East) 5-0 Doran Park A.J. Murray, Chatham Ryan Perez, Hyannis Sal Annunziata, Harwich
2015 East (14-12-2 East) 1-0 Clem Spillane Field Donnie Walton, Y-D Devin Smeltzer, Hyannis
Ian Hamilton, Wareham
Logan Sowers, Wareham
2016 West (14-13-2 East) 8-0 Veteran's Field B.J. Myers, Harwich Zach Rutherford, Hyannis Kameron Esthay, Hyannis
2017 East (15-13-2 East) 5-3 Clem Spillane Field Jimmy Herron, Orleans Griffin Conine, Cotuit Stephen Scott, Orleans
2018 West (15-14-2 East) 4-3 Whitehouse Field Reid Detmers, Brewster Spencer Brickhouse, Bourne Carter Aldrete, Orleans
2019 East (16-14-2 East) 6-5 Eldredge Park Brett Auerbach, Brewster
Gage Workman, Brewster
Matt McLain, Wareham Tyler Hardman, Brewster
  • * From 1988-90, a single MVP and a single outstanding pitcher (OP) were named. Beginning in 1991, an MVP was named from each division.


Annual Award Winners[edit]

CCBL Hall of Famer and 1976 league MVP Nat "Buck" Showalter won the league batting title with a .434 average
CCBL Hall of Famer Steve Balboni, 1977 league MVP and oustanding pro prospect
CCBL Hall of Famer Walt Terrell was the league's outstanding pitcher in 1979
Steve Lombardozzi, 1980 sportsmanship award winner
CCBL Hall of Famer Joey Cora was league MVP in 1984
CCBL Hall of Famer Robin Ventura, 1987 outstanding pro prospect award winner
CCBL Hall of Famer Darin Erstad, 1994 league MVP
CCBL Hall of Famer Carlos Peña, 1997 league MVP and sportsmanship award winner
CCBL Hall of Famer Matt Wieters, 2006 outstanding pro prospect award winner
CCBL Hall of Famer Kolten Wong was league MVP in 2010
Stephen Piscotty was CCBL batting champ in 2011

The league annually presents several individual awards, including:

  • The Pat Sorenti MVP Award
  • The Robert A. McNeese Outstanding Pro Prospect Award
  • The BFC Whitehouse Outstanding Pitcher Award
  • The Russ Ford Outstanding Relief Pitcher Award
  • The Daniel J. Silva Sportsmanship Award
  • The Manny Robello 10th Player Award
  • The John J. Claffey Outstanding New England Player Award
  • The Thurman Munson Award for Batting Champion


Annual Award Winners, 1963-present
Year MVP Outstanding
Pro Prospect
Outstanding
Pitcher
Outstanding
Relief Pitcher
Sportsmanship 10th Player Outstanding
New Englander
Batting Champ
1963 Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Ken Voges
Chatham (.505)
1964 Ken Huebner
Cotuit
Not Awarded Bernie Kilroy
Cotuit
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Harry Nelson
Bourne (.390)
1965 Ron Bugbee
Sagamore
Not Awarded Noel Kinski
Sagamore
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded John Awdycki
Orleans (.407)
1966 Ed Drucker
Harwich
Not Awarded Joe Jabar
Chatham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Tom Weir
Chatham (.420)
1967 Thurman Munson
Chatham
Not Awarded Joe Jabar
Chatham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Thurman Munson
Chatham (.420)
1968 Dick Licini
Bourne
Not Awarded Phil Corddry
Orleans
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Dick Licini
Bourne (.382)
1969 Jim Norris
Orleans
Not Awarded Paul Mitchell
Falmouth
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Jim Norris
Orleans (.415)
MVP Pro Prospect Pitcher Relief Pitcher Sportsmanship 10th Player New Englander Batting Champ
1970 Jim Prete
Wareham
Not Awarded Paul Mitchell
Falmouth
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Mike Eden
Orleans (.378)
1971 Joe Barkauskas
Wareham
Not Awarded Bob Majczan
Wareham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Ken Doria
Chatham (.346)
1972 Brad Linden
Orleans
Not Awarded John Caniera
Bourne
Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Not Awarded Ed Orrizzi
Falmouth (.372)
1973 Steve Newell
Wareham
Not Awarded John Caniera
Chatham
Not Awarded Jeff Washington
Orleans
Not Awarded Not Awarded Dave Bergman
Chatham (.341)
1974 Phil Welch
Wareham
Not Awarded Andy Muhlstock
Harwich
Not Awarded Jim Foxwell
Wareham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Pete Ross
Yarmouth (.357)
1975 Paul O'Neill
Cotuit
Not Awarded Jerry Hoffman
Wareham
Not Awarded Ed Kuchar
Orleans
Not Awarded Not Awarded Paul O'Neill
Cotuit (.358)
1976 Nat Showalter
Hyannis
Bobby Sprowl
Wareham
Steve Taylor
Chatham
Mickey O'Connor
Chatham
Not Awarded Joe Gurascio
Chatham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Nat Showalter
Hyannis (.434)
1977 Steve Balboni
Y-D
Steve Balboni
Y-D
Brian Denman
Cotuit
Karl Steffen
Wareham
Not Awarded Russ Quetti
Chatham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Del Bender
Cotuit (.395)
1978 Bill Schroeder
Hyannis
Bill Schroeder
Hyannis
Chuck Dale
Orleans
Not Awarded Gary Cicatiello
Falmouth
Randy LaVigne
Cotuit
Not Awarded Not Awarded Randy LaVigne
Cotuit (.370)
1979 Ron Perry Jr.
Hyannis
Ross Jones
Hyannis
Walt Terrell
Chatham
Not Awarded Gary Kaczor
Harwich
John McDonald
Wareham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Ross Jones
Hyannis (.407)
MVP Pro Prospect Pitcher Relief Pitcher Sportsmanship 10th Player New Englander Batting Champ
1980 Ron Darling
Cotuit
Ron Darling
Cotuit
Joe Pursell
Cotuit
Not Awarded Steve Lombardozzi
Falmouth
Brick Smith
Hyannis
Not Awarded Not Awarded Brick Smith
Hyannis (.391)
1981 John Morris
Wareham
Wade Rowdon
Orleans
Greg Myers
Harwich
Not Awarded Joe Sickles
Y-D
Gary Melillo
Wareham
Jim Sherman
Chatham
Not Awarded Not Awarded Sam Nattile
Falmouth (.443)
1982 Terry Steinbach
Cotuit
Gary Kanwisher
Chatham
Scott Murray
Harwich
Not Awarded Jeff Innis
Cotuit
Not Awarded Not Awarded Terry Steinbach
Cotuit (.431)
1983 Greg Lotzar
Cotuit
Cory Snyder
Harwich
Dennis Livingston
Wareham
Not Awarded Jim Howard
Hyannis
Not Awarded Not Awarded Greg Lotzar
Cotuit (.414)
1984 Joey Cora
Chatham
Mike Loggins
Harwich
Bill Cunningham
Wareham
Not Awarded Tom Hildebrand
Cotuit
Not Awarded Not Awarded Jim McCollum
Falmouth (.413)
1985 Greg Vaughn
Cotuit
John Ramos
Cotuit
John Howes
Orleans
Not Awarded Dan Arendas
Wareham
Casey Close
Harwich
Not Awarded Not Awarded Tim McIntosh
Chatham (.392)
1986 Scott Hemond
Harwich
Cris Carpenter
Cotuit
Jack Armstrong
Wareham
Not Awarded Jim DePalo
Chatham
Scott Coolbaugh
Chatham
Not Awarded Scott Hemond
Harwich (.358)
1987 Mickey Morandini
Y-D
Robin Ventura
Hyannis
Pat Hope
Hyannis
Not Awarded Mike Hensley
Wareham
Tom Aldrich
Hyannis
Not Awarded Mickey Morandini
Y-D (.376)
1988 David Staton
Brewster
Chuck Knoblauch
Wareham
John Thoden
Wareham
Not Awarded Will Vespe
Hyannis
Steve O'Donnell
Y-D
Not Awarded Chuck Knoblauch
Wareham (.361)
1989 Kurt Olson
Y-D
Tyler Green
Hyannis
Mike Hostetler
Cotuit
Not Awarded Brian Bark
Orleans
Bob Rivell
Bourne
Not Awarded Bob Rivell
Bourne (.358)
MVP Pro Prospect Pitcher Relief Pitcher Sportsmanship 10th Player New Englander Batting Champ
1990 Mark Smith
Wareham
Doug Glanville
Wareham
Bill Wissler
Bourne
Not Awarded Mark Sweeney
Y-D
Chris Demetral
Cotuit
Not Awarded Mark Smith
Wareham (.408)
1991 Brent Killen
Y-D
Derek Wallace
Chatham
Bill Wissler
Bourne
Brad Clontz
Wareham
Craig Mayes
Falmouth
Jack Stanczak
Wareham
Not Awarded Mike Hickey
Wareham (.366)
1992 Rick Ellstrom
Cotuit
Billy Wagner
Brewster
John Kelly
Cotuit
Scott Smith
Chatham
Lou Merloni
Cotuit
Steve Hirschman
Falmouth
Not Awarded Lou Merloni
Cotuit (.321)
1993 Jason Varitek
Hyannis
Chris Clemons
Y-D
Andy Taulbee
Y-D
Don Nestor
Falmouth
Paul Ottavinia
Chatham
Nomar Garciaparra
Orleans
Not Awarded Jason Varitek
Hyannis (.371)
1994 Darin Erstad
Falmouth
Dave Shepard
Orleans
Bob St. Pierre
Falmouth
Scott Winchester
Falmouth
Karl Thompson
Wareham
Matt Quattraro
Harwich
Not Awarded Jon Petke
Y-D (.379)
1995 Josh Paul
Cotuit
Josh Paul
Cotuit
Eddie Yarnall
Harwich
Jason Ramsey
Chatham
Brendan Sullivan
Cotuit
Scott Steinmann
Falmouth
Scott Sollmann
Brewster
Not Awarded Josh Paul
Cotuit (.364)
1996 Kevin Nicholson
Wareham
Matt Anderson
Chatham
Billy Coleman
Harwich
Drew Fischer
Brewster
Clint Chrysler
Wareham
Andre Champagne
Falmouth
Jermaine Clark
Chatham
Not Awarded Lance Berkman
Wareham (.352)
1997 Carlos Pena
Wareham
Kip Wells
Brewster
Brent Hoard
Harwich
Chris Aronson
Cotuit
Carlos Pena
Wareham
Alex Santos
Hyannis
Not Awarded Jason McConnell
Y-D (.345)
1998 Bobby Kielty
Brewster
Kyle Snyder
Chatham
Phil Devey
Wareham
Jeff Heaverlo
Cotuit
Tim Lavigne
Bourne/Chatham
Ben Johnstone
Brewster
Jeff House
Bourne
Not Awarded Bobby Kielty
Brewster (.384)
1999 Lance Niekro
Orleans
Mark Teixeira
Orleans
Rik Currier
Chatham
Pat Pinkman
Wareham
Derrick DePriest
Chatham
Curtis Sapp
Hyannis
James Ramshaw
Cotuit
Not Awarded Jaime Bubela
Wareham (.370)
MVP Pro Prospect Pitcher Relief Pitcher Sportsmanship 10th Player New Englander Batting Champ
2000 Mike Fontenot
Wareham
Bob Brownlie
Falmouth
Dan Krines
Chatham
Ben Crockett
Wareham
Taft Cable
Orleans
Dan Rich
Brewster
Bryan Prince
Orleans
John Baker
Y-D
Not Awarded Steve Stanley
Brewster (.329)
2001 Matt Murton
Wareham
Russ Adams
Orleans
Chris Leonard
Wareham
Ryan Speier
Bourne
Bill Peavey
Cotuit
Adam Bourassa
Y-D
Ben Crockett
Wareham
Eric Reed
Wareham (.365)
2002 Pete Stonard
Cotuit
Wes Whisler
Y-D
Brian Rogers
Orleans
Zane Carlson
Chatham
Shaun Marcum
Harwich
Ryan Hanigan
Orleans
Ryan Hanigan
Orleans
Ryan Hanigan
Orleans
Pete Stonard
Cotuit (.348)
2003 J.C. Holt
Brewster
Wade Townsend
Wareham
Eric Beattie
Bourne
Jarrett Santos
Brewster
Richard Mercado
Hyannis
Justin Maxwell
Bourne
Chris Lambert
Chatham
J.C. Holt
Brewster (.388)
2004 Daniel Carte
Falmouth
Tyler Greene
Orleans
Matt Goyen
Brewster
Kevin Whelan
Wareham
Chris Robinson
Hyannis
Cliff Pennington
Falmouth
Frank Curreri
Y-D
Ryan Patterson
Brewster (.327)
2005 Evan Longoria
Chatham
Andrew Miller
Chatham
Andrew Miller
Chatham
Tim Norton
Falmouth
Steven Wright
Orleans
Joel Collins
Wareham
Brad Lincoln
Bourne
Tim Norton
Falmouth
Chris Coghlan
Chatham (.346)
2006 Justin Smoak
Cotuit
Matt Wieters
Orleans
Terry Doyle
Y-D
Shaun Siebert
Brewster
Joshua Fields
Y-D
Matt LaPorta
Brewster
Andrew Walker
Falmouth
Charlie Furbush
Hyannis
Matt Mangini
Hyannis (.310)
2007 Conor Gillaspie
Falmouth
Aaron Crow
Falmouth
Tom Milone
Chatham
Nick Cassavechia
Y-D
Shea Robin
Hyannis
Nate Freiman
Orleans
Bill Perry
Bourne
Conor Gillaspie
Falmouth (.345)
2008 A.J. Pollock
Falmouth
Grant Green
Chatham
Nick McCully
Bourne
Russell Brewer
Hyannis
Kevin Patterson
Cotuit
Andrew Giobbi
Harwich
Ryan Quigley
Harwich
Jimmy Cesario
Falmouth (.387)
2009 Kyle Roller
Bourne
Todd Cunningham
Falmouth
Chris Sale
Y-D
Tyler Burgoon
Y-D
Pierre LePage
Bourne
Pierre LePage
Bourne
Mickey Wiswall
Y-D
Todd Cunningham
Falmouth (.378)
MVP Pro Prospect Pitcher Relief Pitcher Sportsmanship 10th Player New Englander Batting Champ
2010 Kolten Wong
Orleans
Tony Zych
Bourne
Grayson Garvin
Bourne
Tony Zych
Bourne
Joe Panik
Y-D
Clint Moore
Harwich
Matt Watson
Y-D
John Ruettiger
Hyannis (.369)
2011 Travis Jankowski
Bourne
Victor Roache
Cotuit
Ryan Eades
Bourne
Trevor Gott
Orleans
Patrick Cantwell
Bourne
Ben Waldrip
Orleans
Nate Koneski
Falmouth
Stephen Piscotty
Y-D (.349)
2012 Phil Ervin
Harwich
Sean Manaea
Hyannis
Sean Manaea
Hyannis
Dan Slania
Cotuit
Zak Blair
Y-D
Jake Hernandez
Orleans
Tyler Horan
Wareham
Patrick Biondi
Y-D (.388)
2013 Max Pentecost
Bourne
Jeff Hoffman
Hyannis
Lukas Schiraldi
Chatham
Eric Eck
Hyannis
Connor Joe
Chatham
Matt Troupe
Orleans
Tommy Lawrence
Chatham
Kevin Newman
Falmouth (.375)
2014 Kevin Newman
Falmouth
Phil Bickford
Y-D
Kolton Mahoney
Orleans
Phil Bickford
Y-D
Adam Whitt
Cotuit
Anthony Hermelyn
Harwich
A.J. Murray
Chatham
Chris Shaw
Chatham
Kevin Newman
Falmouth (.385)
2015 Nick Senzel
Brewster
Nick Senzel
Brewster
Mitchell Jordan
Orleans
Austin Conway
Bourne
Thomas Hackimer
Brewster
Will Haynie
Cotuit
Johnny Adams
Harwich
Aaron Civale
Hyannis
Andrew Calica
Wareham (.425)
2016 Ernie Clement
Harwich
Michael Gigliotti
Falmouth
Jeff Passantino
Falmouth
Garrett Cave
Hyannis
Johnny Adams
Harwich
Austin Filiere
Harwich
Willy Yahn
Bourne
Cole Freeman
Wareham (.374)
2017 Greyson Jenista
Cotuit
Griffin Conine
Cotuit
Kris Bubic
Y-D
Riley McCauley
Y-D
Ryan Feltner
Bourne
Joshua Breaux
Falmouth
Marty Bechina
Falmouth
Mickey Gasper
Brewster
Tanner Dodson
Wareham (.350)
2018 Matthew Barefoot
Hyannis
J.J. Bleday
Orleans
Adam Laskey
Falmouth
Dylan Thomas
Hyannis
Maverick Handley
Falmouth
Andre Lipcius
Harwich
Justin Lasko
Bourne
Jacob Wallace
Bourne
Matthew Barefoot
Hyannis (.379)
2019 Nick Gonzales
Cotuit
Austin Wells
Y-D
Ian Bedell
Wareham
Zachary Brzykcy
Falmouth
Max Troiani
Orleans
Austin Masel
Falmouth
Jared Shuster
Orleans
Zach DeLoach
Falmouth (.353)


Statistical Records[edit]

CCBL Hall of Famer Tim Teufel hit 16 home runs and had 52 RBI for Cotuit in 1979
CCBL Hall of Famer Cory Snyder slugged 22 home runs for Harwich in 1983
CCBL Hall of Famer Mickey Morandini swiped 43 bases for Y-D in 1987
CCBL Hall of Famer Eric Milton posted a 0.21 ERA with Falmouth in 1996
CCBL Hall of Famer Ryan Speier saved 16 games for Bourne in 2001

Individual season records below are for a 42-game regular season from 1963-1987 and a 44-game regular season from 1988-present.


Individual Batting, Season (1963-present)

Batting Average (AVG)
AVG Player Year
.505 Ken Voges, Chatham 1963
.443 Sam Nattile, Falmouth 1981
.434 Nat "Buck" Showalter, Hyannis 1976
.431 Terry Steinbach, Cotuit 1982
.425 Andrew Calica, Wareham 2015
.420 Thurman Munson, Chatham 1967
.420 Tom Weir, Chatham 1966
Home Runs (HR)
HR Player Year
22 Cory Snyder, Harwich 1983
16 Tyler Horan, Wareham 2012
16 Dave Staton, Brewster 1988
16 Tim Teufel, Cotuit 1979
15 Jim McCollum, Falmouth 1984
15 Bill Schroeder, Hyannis 1978
Runs Batted In (RBI)
RBI Player Year
54 Doug Fisher, Falmouth 1984
54 Terry Steinbach, Cotuit 1982
52 Mike Lopez, Wareham 1982
52 Tim Teufel, Cotuit 1979
51 Chris Morgan, Hyannis 1983


At Bats (AB)
AB Player Year
191 Paul Ottavinia, Chatham 1993
189 Donn Samra, Wareham 1983
188 Warner Jones, Wareham 2004
186 Warner Jones, Wareham 2003
Runs Scored (R)
R Player Year
50 John Morris, Wareham 1981
48 Tim Teufel, Cotuit 1979
47 Cory Snyder, Harwich 1983
47 Ron Perry Jr., Hyannis 1979
Base Hits (H)
H Player Year
75 Terry Steinbach, Cotuit 1982
70 Sam Nattile, Falmouth 1981
70 Rod Peters, Harwich 1981
69 Mark Smith, Wareham 1990
69 Ron Perry Jr., Hyannis 1979


Doubles (2B)
2B Player Year
19 Dan Olson, Hyannis 1994
19 Walt Weiss, Wareham 1984
18 Kevin Nicholson, Wareham 1996
18 Terry Steinbach, Cotuit 1982
Triples (3B)
3B Player Year
8 Bruce Thompson, Hyannis 1993
8 Ed Drucker, Harwich 1966
7 Travis Jankowski, Bourne 2011
7 Jeff Groth, Chatham 1978
Stolen Bases (SB)
SB Player Year
48 Roy Marsh, Wareham 1993
47 Jeremy Carr, Chatham 1992
43 Mickey Morandini, Y-D 1987
42 Billy Rapp, Wareham 1986



Individual Pitching, Season (1963-present)

Wins (W)
W Player Year
11 Pat Hope, Hyannis 1987
10 Noel Kinski, Sagamore 1965
9 (12 players tied)
Strikeouts (SO)
SO Player Year
126 Paul Mitchell, Falmouth 1969
122 Dan O'Brien, Chatham 1974
120 Bill Fuller, Chatham 1972
119 John Caneira, Bourne 1972
118 John Caneira, Chatham 1973
Earned Run Average (ERA)
ERA Player Year
0.21 Mitchell Jordan, Orleans 2015
0.21 Eric Milton, Falmouth 1996
0.39 Shaun Siebert, Brewster 2006
0.39 Eric Beattie, Bourne 2003
0.40 Brian Rogers, Orleans 2002
0.43 Jonathan Gonzalez, Wareham 2000
0.45 Ed Baird, Chatham 1965
0.55 Kyle Schmidt, Bourne 2003
Minimum 34 innings pitched


Games (G)
G Player Year
30 Jeff Innis, Cotuit 1982
29 Ryan Cahalan, Cotuit 2004
29 Mike Dennison, Bourne 2001
27 Donnie Bivens, Y-D 1996
Innings Pitched (IP)
IP Player Year
123 Walt Terrell, Chatham 1979
115 Pat Hope, Hyannis 1987
111 John Caneira, Bourne 1972
110 Dan O'Brien, Chatham 1974
110 Oz Griebel, Harwich 1970
Saves (SV)
SV Player Year
16 Ryan Speier, Bourne 2001
15 Derrick DePriest, Chatham 1999
13 Josh Fields, Y-D 2006
13 Clint Chrysler, Wareham 1996
13 Drew Fischer, Brewster 1996
13 Scott Winchester, Falmouth 1994


Hall of Fame and Museum[edit]

CCBL Hall of Famer Thurman Munson
CCBL Hall of Famer Peter Gammons
CCBL Hall of Famer Kyle Schwarber

The CCBL Hall of Fame and Museum is a history museum and hall of fame honoring past players, coaches, and others who have made outstanding contributions to the CCBL.[14] Since its inaugural class in 2000, the hall of fame has held annual inductions of new members, enshrining over 160 members to date.

Originally opened to the public in 2003 at the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, the hall of fame and museum moved in 2008 to the lower level of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts. In 2017, it moved from this location, and is currently awaiting the completion of its new home within the planned Total Athletics of Cape Cod sports training facility in Hyannis.


Inductees (by year):




CCBL Players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

The following former CCBL players have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.


Player Year Inducted CCBL Team
Pie Traynor
Pie Traynor 1948 Falmouth
1919
Carlton Fisk
Carlton Fisk 2000 Orleans Cardinals
1966
Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas 2014 Orleans Cardinals
1988
Craig Biggio
Craig Biggio 2015 Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
1986
Jeff Bagwell
Jeff Bagwell 2017 Chatham A's
1987, 1988

In popular culture[edit]

Freddie Prinze Jr, star of the movie Summer Catch
  • Baseball by the Beach (ISBN 0-9719547-4-7) by Christopher Price was published in 1998 and discusses the league and its history.
  • The Cape Cod League was the setting for the 2001 Hollywood film Summer Catch, directed by Michael Tollin and starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, and Matthew Lillard.([15]
  • In 2002, writer Jim Collins followed the Chatham Athletics (now the Chatham Anglers) for the season and wrote The Last Best League (ISBN 0-306-81418-8) about the team and its players.
  • The 2003 documentary film Touching the Game by Jim Carroll chronicled the 2003 CCBL season and explored the league's history.[16]
  • Baseball on Cape Cod (Images of Baseball) (ISBN 978-0-7385-3508-1) (2004) by Dan Crowley has many photos of the early and modern Cape League eras.
  • The 2004 novel Slider (ISBN 0-06-058033-X) by Patrick Robinson takes place in a Maine summer league, but is actually based on the Cape League.
  • In 2005, Beach Chairs and Baseball Bats (ISBN 1-4196-0508-9) by author Steve Weissman and Cape Crusaders (ISBN 1-4137-6232-8) by author Mike Thomas were published. The latter focuses on player interviews, while the former goes behind the scenes of a typical Cape League season.
  • The 2014 independent documentary Summer Heat by Nick Johnson and D.J. Jamiel followed the lives of several Hyannis Harbor Hawks players.[17]
  • In 2015, Showtime's 60 Minutes Sports aired a feature on the CCBL.[18]
  • In 2016, WPRI-TV produced the feature The Cape Cod Baseball League Story. [19]
  • In 2018, Fox Sports produced the documentary Cape Cod: Journey to the Bigs. [20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Cod Baseball: The First Team Was In Sandwich". sandwichhistory.org. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Al Irish a walking history of Falmouth baseball". wayneindependent.com. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "It's been 70 great years for the Cotuit Kettleers". capecodlife.com. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cape Cod League a Talent Showcase". sabr.org. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Falmouth Commodores' History in the Cape Cod Baseball League". falmouthcommodores.com. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Career statistics of Danny MacFayden". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "Welcome Page". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  8. ^ "CCBL Schedule". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  9. ^ Katie Thomas (October 24, 2008). "In Cape Cod League, It's Tradition vs. Trademark". New York Times. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  10. ^ 2010 Article Archived 2011-06-17 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Origin of Cotuit Kettleers Name". kettleers.org. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  12. ^ [1] About Jack Aylmer, former player on the Barnstable Townies who founded the Hyannis Mets
  13. ^ "Cape League All-Star Game Awarded to Harwich Mariners". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "Summer Catch". IMDB. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  16. ^ Touching the Game website
  17. ^ "Summer Heat: A film by Nick Johnson and D.J. Jamiel". vimeo.com. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "S2015, E5 - 60 MINUTES SPORTS". sho.com. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  19. ^ "The Cape Cod Baseball League Story". WPRI-TV. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  20. ^ "Cape Cod: Journey to the Bigs". Fox Sports. Retrieved July 28, 2019.

External links[edit]


Official Team Websites