Cape Cod Baseball League Guide

By: Stephen Kota

The Cape Cod Baseball League, or Cape League, is one of the top collegiate summer baseball leagues in the United States. Over the years,best cape cod baseball league more than a thousand former players from the summer league have gone on to play in the major leagues, including these legendary players:

  • Catcher Carlton Fisk, who played for the league during the 1966 season, played for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox during his 24-year-long career.
  • Catcher Jason Varitek, who played in the league for five summers in the ‘90s, won the World Series Championship with the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007.
  • Infielder Nomar Garciaparra, who played for the league during the 1993 season, spent nine seasons with the Red Sox. He made history by being one of just a handful of Major League Baseball players to hit two grand slams in one game.

These three former players weren’t the only ones who went on to make a best cape cod baseball leaguename for themselves. See all the members of the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.

The Cape League has its roots in the informal summer baseball games that began taking place on Cape Cod as early as 1860. After several decades, four teams – Falmouth, Osterville, Hyannis, and Chatham – founded the Cape League in 1923. Today, the league has grown significantly; ten teams currently compete in the league, five from the East Division and five from the West Division.

List of Cape League teams in the East Division

TeamHome fieldUpcoming games
Brewster WhitecapsStony Brook Field (Stony Brook Elementary School)See the schedule.
Chatham AnglersVeteran’s FieldSee the schedule.
Harwich MarinersWhitehouse Field (Monomoy Regional High School)See the schedule.
Orleans FirebirdsEldredge Park (Nauset Regional Middle School)See the schedule.
Yarmouth-Dennis Red SoxRed Wilson Field (Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School)See the schedule.

List of Cape League teams in the West Division

TeamHome fieldUpcoming games
Bourne BravesDoran Park (Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School)
220 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532
See the schedule.
Cotuit KettleersLowell Park
10 Lowell Park
Cotuit, MA 02635
See the schedule.
Falmouth CommodoresArnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field
790 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
See the schedule.
Hyannis Harbor HawksJudy Walden Scarafile Field at McKeon Park (Pope John Paul II High School)
120 High School Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601
See the schedule.
Wareham GatemenClem Spillane Field (Wareham High School)
7 Viking Drive
Wareham, MA 02571
See the schedule.

How to catch a Cape League game

The Cape League’s regular season runs from mid-June to mid-August every year. During this season, each team plays a total of 44 games. These games are open to the public, who can attend every game free of charge. During this time, the teams raise money through donations (which they may ask for at the entrance to the game) and raffles.

Want to attend the next Cape League game? See a complete schedule of upcoming Cape League games.

In addition to the 220 regular season games, the Cape League also hosts an all-star game during the second half of the regular season. The all-star game pitts all stars from the East Division against all stars from the West Divisions. A Cape Cod venue typically hosts the game, although Fenway Park has hosted some all-star games in recent years.

At the end of the season, the top eight teams, four from each division, qualify for the playoffs. The playoffs determine the league champion by eliminating teams using three rounds of best-of-three series. When the playoffs are over, the winning team takes home the Arnold Mycock trophy, which is named for one of the league’s most influential managers.

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