For immediate release: 5 December, 2000
CHATHAM -- The Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame Executive Committee announced Wednesday night that tickets for the Jan. 20, 2001 Inaugural CCBL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony were sold out in a matter of just five days.
Committee chairman Paul Galop made the announcement during the regular monthly meeting of the CCBL Board of Directors. Galop added that former Wareham Gatemen star and inaugural inductee Mo Vaughn of the Anaheim Angels had confirmed he'll be on hand to accept his induction plaque, but also announced that Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas, a former Orleans Cardinals star, would not be able to make the ceremony due to a prior commitment.
Vaughn and Thomas are just two of 13 former Cape League players and officials who comprise the newly established Hall of Fame's first class of inductees.
The Hall of Fame will be housed permanently at The Heritage Plantation in Sandwich. CCBL Commissioner and Hall of Fame Committee member Bob Stead also announced that Heritage will erect a small display of inductee and Cape League memorabilia in the summer of 2001 prior to its unveiling of a more complete museum display in 2002.The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be hosted at the Chatham Bars Inn, Jan. 20, 2001.