By Sean Wilcoxson
It's that time of year again. The time when America's favorite pastime is reborn in another season of fun and excitement in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Unlike the big leagues which often bring big ticket prices, it’s possible to bring the whole family to a game. I
What is also great about the Cape Cod Baseball League is that it is local, but the players are top-tier star athletes from colleges around the country. The Wareham Gatemen are one of nine other teams located on Cape Cod who provide an opportunity for these athletes to shine.
Cape Cod League Baseball dates back to 1885, making it one the nation’s first forms of organized baseball. The Wareham Gatemen joined the League officially in 1946.
Ever since 1965 when the Major League began to assist in many changes, the Cape Cod Baseball League became something more than just baseball. Players had to be from a two-four year university, have good grades, and be eligible to be employed so they can pay room and board. Host families take these players into their homes, providing a place for them to stay during the season.
Information about the schedule and roster, as well as how to sign up for the clinic, can be found at the Wareham Gatemen website: www.gatemen.org. The Cape Cod League website contains the full schedule, information about all teams, and archives. Visit http://www.capecodbaseball.org/
read the entire artilce in the May, 2010 isuue of the South Coast Insider at http://issuu.com/coastalmags/docs/sci_may10