The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885. After being populated mostly by GIs returning from World War I in 1919 and WW II in the late 1940s, the CCBL continued to be populated by a combination of local and regional college players until 1963, when it became officially sanctioned by the NCAA. Following a decade (1974-84) of using aluminum bats, the Cape League became the first collegiate summer league to use wooden bats in 1985 and became even more popular with major league scouts and college players and coaches and still is to this day!
The Cape League embarks this June for its 134th season, featuring a 44-game regular-season schedule and an action-packed postseason made up of best-of-three quarterfinal, semifinal and championship series. Among the highlights will be the 2019 Cape League All-Star game on Sunday, July 21 at Eldredge Park, home of the Orleans Firebirds.
The Cape League is recognized as the best amateur summer leagues in the country by college coaches and professional baseball scouts. Players from across the USA and representing all college divisions are recruited to play in the 10-team loop. Traveling throughout Cape Cod you will always be able to catch a game with our teams being in Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Orleans, Wareham and Yarmouth-Dennis. Each of these fields/teams are unique and we urge you to check out each one!
You won’t want to miss any of the action as this is the place to see the “Future Stars of Tomorrow”. Last year we broke the 300 mark of active Cape League Alumni playing in the big leagues and more then 1,100 all-time alumni performing at all levels of professional baseball. Some of our current MLB alumni include New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury(Falmouth 2004), Boston Red Sox’s Chris Sale (Yarmouth-Dennis 2009), Chicago Cub’s Ian Happ (Harwich 2013-2014) and Kris Bryant (Chatham 2011), Colorado Rockies Chad Bettis (Falmouth 2008) and many more! Check out the complete list here – Current Cape League MLB Alumni.
With 134 years of success the Cape League wouldn’t be where it is today without the great partnership of all of our franchises, players, fans, friends and families! We would like to thank you for your support and we are looking forward to a great 2019 season!