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See the stars of tomorrow for free in the Cape Cod Baseball League

Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox played for Falmouth in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2004.
Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox played for Falmouth in the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2004.
AP Photo/Tom Mihalek

Take the family to a Cape Cod League baseball game this summer, where admission is free and the chance to watch the stars of tomorrow is priceless.

The premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885, the Cape League plays from June to mid- August. The league has 10 franchise teams, assuring one or more games every night of the season. The Cape Cod Baseball League celebrates its 126th season in 2010 and continues to provide competitive baseball entertainment, where the country’s top college players display their skills.

One in seven current Major League Baseball players played in the Cape League. Among the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox who played in the Cape Cod Baseball League are World Series MVP Mike Lowell (Chatham ’94), team captain Jason Varitek (Hyannis ’91 & ’93), former Gold Glove first baseman Kevin Youkilis (Bourne ’00), and speedy centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Falmouth ’04).

The quality of play is high, and you'll feel like you're watching pro ball. Pick up a program and find a seat in the bleachers. While there is no admission charge, some teams may suggest a donation or pass the hat. Contribute something if you can, but there's no pressure.

Seeing your favorite team is never a problem. Teams are located in Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Orleans, Wareham, and Yarmouth-Dennis.

The Cape League is recognized as the best amateur summer leagues in the country by college coaches, as well as professional baseball scouts. Players from around the USA and all college divisions are recruited to play in the ten-team loop.
 

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