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 Cod Baseball League is the premier collegiate summer baseball league in the nation founded in 1885. The Cape Cod Baseball League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Players from across the United States representing all NCAA college divisions are recruited to play in the 10-team league. Teams are located in Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Orleans, Wareham and Yarmouth-Dennis. The Cape Cod Baseball League has a 40-game regular-season schedule and an action-packed postseason made up of best-of-three quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship series. The league operates primarily with volunteers and has since its’ inception which is another unique and appealing quality that is the Cape Cod Baseball League.
One in every six Major League Baseball players has played in the Cape Cod Baseball League. There are annually 300 active Cape Cod Baseball League Alumni playing in the major leagues and more than 1,250 all-time. Current major leaguers who played in the Cape Cod Baseball League include: Boston Red Sox Chris Sale (Yarmouth-Dennis 2009), Chicago Cub Kris Bryant (Chatham 2011), New York Yankee Aaron Judge (Brewster 2012), Minnesota Twin Josh Donaldson (Harwich 2006), Houston Astro George Springer (Wareham 2009-10), Colorado Rockie Charlie Blackmon (Cotuit 2005), Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr. (Hyannis 2009-11), New York Met Marcus Stroman (Orleans 2008), Los Angeles Dodger A.J. Pollock (Falmouth 2008) and Boston Red Sox Mitch Moreland (Bourne 2006-07).
With 136 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 2021 season!