Saturday, June 29, 2013

Play Ball!

The Cape Cod Baseball League offers major league action by some of the country's top collegiate baseball players. Recognized by college coaches and baseball scouts as the premier summer amateur league in the country, the League is made up of ten teams that play a 44-game regular season schedule and an All-Star Game that draws thousands of fans.  Top teams play a postseason that includes quarterfinal, semi-finals and championship series.

2013 marks the League's 129th season and it remains popular with players and Cape Codders alike.  Part of its charm is the support communities show for their team.   Players live with host families and many have jobs in local businesses.  Residents volunteer their time working at the games and assisting with other duties of the League. There are teams in Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Orleans, Wareham, and Yarmouth-Dennis.

Major league scouts are a familiar site at games, with their radar guns trained on top pitching prospects.  Check it out for yourself.  Who knows, maybe you'll spot the next Jacoby Ellsbury, Tim Lincecum, or Nomar Garciaparra.

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