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Step up to the Plate

for immediate release: 4 August, 2003
      

Step Up To The Plate


CAPE COD, Mass. – 
To ensure continuing prosperity, the Cape Cod Baseball League is selling its own commemorative license plates. These authentic automobile license plates issued through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will bear the official Cape Cod Baseball League logo. A portion of the automobile registration fee and all subsequent renewal fees would go directly to the league.


     This league is unique in that it does not charge admission at any of its 10 fields throughout the Cape. Donations are accepted and encouraged but no fan is denied entrance to see baseball’s stars of tomorrow. 


     Massachusetts residents must complete and submit commitment forms before the plates can be manufactured. However, the Cape League is asking baseball fans from around the country to get involved in order to move forward with the license plate program. A $20.00 non-refundable, tax-deductible donation to the Cape Cod Baseball League (Plate Fund) will be used to help promote the project. Massachusetts’s residents interested in buying a plate can send $40.00 to the league address payable to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.


     Limited edition Cape Cod Baseball League License Plate tee shirts ($35.00 includes shipping and handling) are being offered to support the program. Only 1,000 of these commemorative license plate shirts will be available. All fans living in the United States who purchase a tee shirt are automatically entered into a drawing for a trip for two (2) people to a future CCBL All Star Game once the license plates are issued or all the shirts are shipped.


     Since 1885, The Cape Cod Baseball League has provided a summer place for the professional baseball players of the future to hone their skills and shine for big-league scouts. Regarded as America’s premier amateur baseball league, the CCBL has been playing a pivotal role in developing the nation’s top ballplayers for over a century, who have in turn delighted millions of baseball fans. Perennial all-stars Jeff Bagwell and Nomar Garciaparra, Toronto’s Eric Hinske, the 2002 American League Rookie of the Year and Oakland’s Barry Zito, the 2002 A.L. Cy Young Award Winner all graced the diamonds of the Cape League. Nearly 200 current big leaguers spent at least one summer playing on the Cape.




Steve Hunt
Jim McGonigle
Director of Communications
(508) 432-6909 or vipjlm@usadatanet.net