The Cape Cod Baseball League is the apex of summer baseball in Massachusetts. Cape Cod has one of the oldest summer baseball leagues in the country. For 140 years they have been featuring college-level baseball talent who move on to become professional players. More than 1,000 players who have played in the Cape Cod Baseball League ended up making it to the MLB.
Even ask Freddie Prince Jr. and Jessica Biel! The film Summer Catch takes place on Cape Cod. The story line revolves around a baseball prospect who gets the opportunity to play for the Chatham A’s. Even Phillies players Mike Lierberthan, Pat Burrell, Doug Glanville, and Ken Griffey Jr. make appearances in this famous film about the Cape Cod Baseball League.
No matter where you are on the Cape you can find a CCBL game near you. 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 and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. There are games just about every night during the summertime. The regular season includes 44 games finished by a very exciting post season. You can even go watch the open tryouts for the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Want to take something home? Find all of your Cape Cod Baseball memorabilia online or at their Hall of Fame in Hyannis.
If you are interesting in learning about some of the most famous players to pass through summer baseball in Massachusetts ot the Cape Cod Baseball League like Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlton Fisk, check out our Cape Cod League Alumni Page.
The Lowell Spinners are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The team got its start in 1966 and is part of the New York – Penn. League. Many future stars come through this franchise at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA. The stadium seats 4,797 people with a standing capacity of 5,030. The field is located near Umass-Lowell and overlooks the Merrimack River and the arches of the Aiken Street bridge.
If your family is looking to enjoy summer baseball in Massachusetts without hurting your wallet at a Sox game, check out a Spinners game in Lowell. The home games have been sold out every year and there is always a long waitlist for season tickets. Spinners games are nothing short of exciting and the big names that have passed through this team are not easy to ignore, including; Youkilis, Papelbon, and Ellsbury. You can find the Lowell Spinner Schedule on their website.
Massachusetts College Baseball
Aside from the countless minor and major league baseball games to check out, there are also some seriously talented college teams who play summer baseball in Massachusetts.
The NCAA Collegiate Summer Baseball teams in Division 1 include the Boston College Eagles, the Bryant University Bulldogs, the Harvard University Crimson, the Holy Cross Crusaders, the Northeastern University Huskies and the Umass Amherst Minutemen.
Two other leagues to keep your eye on this summer are the New England Collegiate Baseball League and the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a wood-bat league. We have ten different teams between the two leagues, each providing a platform for top-level college players to showcase their talents for scouts. Both leagues primarily take players from the New England area, giving you a chance to check out some amazing local talent. The NECBL has been around for some time, it got its start back in 1993. While the FCBL is only three years old! Despite the fact that they have only had three seasons, the FCBL is regarded as one of the most talented leagues out there. The NECBL has a 44 game schedule while the FCBL plays 56 games. Both leagues hold playoffs after the regular season concludes. The NECBL and FCBL both offer both affordable and highly entertaining games for your family this summer.
The teams included in these leagues are as follows:
- North Adams Steeple Cats
- Valley Blue Sox
- New Bedford Bay Sox
- Plymouth Pilgrims
- Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
- Brockton Rox
- North Shore Navigators
- Pittsfield Suns
- Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
- Worcester Braveheart