There is really nothing that can replace the experience of catching a Cape Cod Baseball League game on a warm summer night. This collegiate baseball league has been going strong for 140 years. These players have so much potential that many of them end up playing professionally. In fact, more than 1,000 players from Cape Cod League Baseball have made it to the MLB. This doesn’t come as a surprise for regular attendees, as the games are full of competitive action and a skill level that you can’t ignore.
No matter where you are on the Cape, it’s likely you’re not far from a Cape Cod Baseball League game. The 10-team loop includes the Bourne Braves, the Brewster Whitecaps, the Chatham Anglers, the Cotuit Kettleers, the Falmouth Commodores, the Harwich Mariners, Hyannis Harbor Hawks, the Orleans Firebirds, the Wareham Gatemen, the and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. There are games just about every night during the summertime. The Cape Cod Baseball league has 44 games in the regular season and an even more exciting post season. You can even check out the open tryouts for the Cape Cod Baseball League in July.
One great aspect of the Cape Cod Baseball League is that there are no tickets, none at all! This is because they have made it their mission to provide families on the Cape with summer entertainment that is affordable. The league survives on donations and contributions from different sponsors. You may be asked for a donation at the door, but this is completely voluntary. So, there’s really no excuse for not bringing the whole family to one of these fantastic games. Want to take something special home from the game? Find all of your Cape Cod Baseball memorabilia online or at their Hall of Fame in Hyannis.
If you have to miss out on the action for some reason, you catch the games on Internet, TV and radio broadcasts. There are free Internet videos on the Cape Cod Baseball League website as well as radio broadcasts on WEEI 96.3 Cape FM and News Radio 95.1 FM. There are also several active blogs that cover the Cape League including Beach Ball, A View From The Stands and Right Field Fog
If you want to read up on the history of the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League, Baseball by the Beach (1998) by Christopher Price discusses the history in depth. Writer Jim Collins also shadowed the Chatham Anglers for a summer and wrote his book The Last Best League about the CCBL and it’s players. Other publications about the league include Baseball on Cape Cod (Images of Baseball) by Dan Crowley, Beach Chairs and Baseball Bats by Steve Weissman, and Cape Crusaders by Mike Thomas.