“We’re back.” With that two-word statement released by the Cape Cod Baseball League on April 22nd, fans and players rejoiced! After the league’s first cancelled season since 1945, the beloved summer league returns on June 20th. The games are free of charge for spectators and are a great chance to see the “stars of tomorrow”, as many pro-baseball players once spent time in the Cape summer league. The Cape League reports that one in six MLB players spent time in the Cape League. Founded in 1885, the Cape League has been a longstanding summer tradition on Cape Cod.
While the 2021 season is condensed slightly and may have some safety modifications, it’s sure to be a fun time for all! The 40-game season will be played on ten fields across the Cape. Though there is no All-Star game, Fenway Scouts trip, doubleheaders, extra innings or makeups scheduled this year, players and fans are just excited for some baseball.
This summer season will be especially important for players and scouts, as many collegiate teams did not take the field this season or last. The players will continue the tradition of staying with welcoming host families on the Cape and in turn the host families will surely enjoy cheering on their ‘Summer Sons’!
The regular season is packed from June 20th to August 4th with games happening most days. Starting on August 6th, the playoffs will include four teams playing two best 2 out of 3 series.
Teams include: Bourne Braves, Harwich Mariners, Brewster Whitecaps, Hyannis Harbor Hawks, Chatham Anglers, Orleans Firebirds, Cotuit Kettleers, Wareham Gatemen, Falmouth Commodores, and Yarmouth/Dennis Red Sox.