Hosting a Player for the Cape Cod Baseball League for the 2023 Summer

hosting a player for the cape cod baseball league for the 2023 summer

Have you ever considered being a host family for a player for the Cape Cod Baseball League? Cape Cod Baseball League has the distinction of being one of the leading collegiate summer baseball leagues in the nation. Over 1,000 players who participated have ended up playing in the major leagues.

A few stand-out Cape League players include:

  • Catcher Jason Vartek went on to play with the Red Sox from 2004 to 2007 and win the World Series championship.
  • Infielder Norman Garciaparra played for nine seasons with the Red Sox and he is one of only a handful of players to hit two grand slams in a single game.
  • Catcher Carlton Fish went on to play with both the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox.

Do you love the game of baseball? If so, why not host a player for the Cape Cod Baseball League for the summer of 2023?

hosting a player for the cape cod baseball league for the 2023 summerHosting a Player for the Cape Cod Baseball League

Currently, the registered, non-profit Cape Cod Baseball league is seeking host families. As a host family, you will share your home with either one or two players during the summer of 2023. Hosting starts June 10th and lasts through the early part of August.

Most host families enjoy the experience so much that they continue to host a player for the Cape Cod Baseball League every year. The bond that develops between the players and the host families will last a lifetime.

If you love the sport of baseball then this is a way to truly participate and enjoy things on a whole new level.  In order to host a player for the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2023 you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a private bedroom for the player
  • Access to a washer and dryer.
  • Access to a refrigerator with food.
  • Access to a bathroom with shower/bath facilities

Host families do receive a weekly allowance to help cover the expenses of providing accommodations for the players.  You do not need to worry about providing transportation to the player.

Hosting a Cape Cod league baseball player is a way to share your love of the sport and give back to the community.

All About the Cape Cod League

The baseball season for the Cape League runs from mid-June to mid-August. The player will have the opportunity to play 44 games during the time period.

All of the baseball games are open to the public and very popular in the community. You can attend the baseball game with your family for free.  Host families regularly attend these sporting events to cheer on the player staying with them and show community support. In some situations, the teams may ask for donations as the door or they will offer raffles to raise money for the league.

Host families regularly attend these sporting events to cheer on the player staying with them and show community support.

In most situations, the Cape Cod venue plays host to the games but on occasion, Fenway Park might also host games. The all-star game places the all-star East Division playing against the all-star West Division.

As the season winds down, the top eight teams (each division has four) will go on to the playoffs. The playoffs will determine the league champion through the process of elimination by having three rounds of the best-of-three series.  After the playoffs, the team that wins takes home the Arnold Mycock trophy.

History of the Cape League

hosting a player for the cape cod baseball league for the 2023 summer

The history of the Cape Cod Baseball League  is impressive and dates all the way back to the 1860s. The teams were named Canalmen, Townies, and Clouters. They included Cape Cod residents who enjoyed the sport and liked to play each summer.

In 1963, the NCAA sanctioned the leagues and the club was able to recruit leading college players from across the country. Since those days, players from a multitude of states come to live with host families and play in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.

What is Unique about the Cape Cod Baseball League?

The players use wood bats instead of aluminum. It’s not easy to see just how a hitter performs using an aluminum bat because they have a large acceptable hitting area and do not break. The use of wood bats gives a player a new hitting experience and lets the hitting leaders truly shine.

Over 1,400 players have joined the Cape League over the years and that number continues to grow. A few stand-out Cape League players include:

  • Catcher Jason Vartek went on to play with the Red Sox from 2004 to 2007 and win the World Series championship.
  • Infielder Norman Garciaparra played for nine seasons with the Red Sox and he is one of only a handful of players to hit two grand slams in a single game.
  • Catcher Carlton Fish went on to play with both the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox.

hosting a player for the cape cod baseball league for the 2023 summerBecome a Cape Cod Baseball League Host Family!

Show community support and share your love of the sport of baseball by signing up to become a host family for players on Cape Cod. Visit the Cape Cod Baseball League website to learn more about hosting a player today!

The 2024 season opens June 15th.

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