Sports Archives - Cape Cod LIFE Publications

PLAY BALL! From the Cape Cod Baseball League to the Hall of Fame

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, Summer 1981)

‘SELDOM ANY SPLENDID STORY IS wholly true, thought Samuel Johnson. The official version of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s history points up what the English literary figure had in mind, but facts of the league’s past may well be more interesting than folklore.

The Cape League has boasted of “a long and proud history…

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Play Ball!

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, July 1999)

The Barnstable Bat Company hits a homerun with their custom baseball bats

Baseball, the tribulations of the Red Sox aside, is a very “user friendly” sport, welcoming every level and stripe of fan. The season begins before the crocuses with the ritual of spring training, and ends in the crisp October air. The 162…

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In A League All Its Own

(originally published in Cape Cod LIFE, April/May 1994)

For decades, one of the Cape’s most memorable summer attractions has been its own amateur baseball league. An organization made up of ten teams and boasting some of the best college players in the country, the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) has long been, as Boston Red Sox talent scout Bill Enos has said,…

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It’s been 70 great years for the Cotuit Kettleers

A brief history of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s winningest team

Fans of the Cape Cod Baseball League who tuned in to the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians likely recognized some familiar faces between the foul lines.
Cleveland’s lights-out closer, Andrew Miller, once brought the heat for Chatham, while Cubs catcher David Ross called games for…

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Rise and shine, it’s game time!

The Dennis Women’s Flag Football League offers competition, camaraderie, and some early morning exercise on the gridiron

When watching members of the Dennis Women’s Flag Football League (DWFFL) in action, the classic Irving Berlin song “Anything You Can Do [I Can Do Better]” immediately comes to mind. “When I was growing up, women could ‘only’ play soccer, softball, or field hockey,”…

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There’s a new game in town!

Offering exercise, camaraderie, and a lot of fun, pickleball is getting pretty popular on Cape Cod!

While vacationing in Florida recently, Bourne resident Ric Collamore fell hard and fast; the attraction was strong and immediate. His heart was pumping, his feet were moving—and his life would never be the same. What was the object of his affection? Pickleball!
“I became addicted to the…

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Golfers might call this a safe approach

With a change in ownership, many club members now own equity in TGC in Falmouth

There are many fantastic golf courses on Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Shore, but there’s only one that goes by the name “The Golf Club.” Located in East Falmouth, TGC—as the club is now officially known—is a private, top-of-the-line golf-only club, meaning few distractions…

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