for immediate release: 12 June, 2005
Ten Legends to be Inducted into
Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame
Ceremony Set for 12 November 2005 at Chatham Bars Inn
CAPE COD, Mass. – Committee Chair Judy Walden Scarafile announced that 10 former players, administrators and coaches will be inducted into the 6th Annual Cape Cod Baseball League’s Hall of Fame Class, Saturday, November 12, with a ceremony at the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Mass.
The announcement was made June 12 at the Cape League’s First Pitch Brunch, held at the 99 Restaurant in West Yarmouth, Mass.
The 2005 CCBL Hall of Fame class includes major leaguers Bobby Kielty, Mickey Morandini and Tim Teufel, standout players San Nattile, Pat Pacillo, Jack Sanford, John Thoden and Ken Voges and league administrators Mike Curran and Manny Pena.
Mike Curran, League Administrator
Former assistant editor of the Cape Cod Times who promoted the Cape League, he also rose through the ranks of the league as a scorer & publicist (1970-75), secretary (1972-75) and president (1976-77). Also served as liaison with major league scouts. Curran was instrumental in the start of nation-wide recruiting of college players for the CCBL, a significant movement that brought the league national prominence.
Bobby Kielty, Brewster outfielder
The Ole Miss standout won the Cape League batting title with a .384 average for the Whitecaps in 1998, with six homers and 45 RBI and a .629 slugging pct. A three-time CCBL Player of the Week, Kielty was named the league’s MVP and has enjoyed a solid career in professional baseball after signing with the Minnesota Twins and is now playing for the Oakland A’s.
Mickey Morandini, Yarmouth-Dennis infielder
The Indiana product enjoyed a tremendous 1987 season in the Cape League, winning the batting title with a .376 average and also led the league with 62 hits, 46 runs, 91 total bases, 15 doubles and 43 stolen bases, which is third all-time. An All-Star who was also named league MVP, Morandini signed with Philadelphia and enjoyed a productive major league career.
Sam Nattile, Falmouth outfielder
The Central Florida native enjoyed one of the best seasons in Cape League history in 1981, batting .443 (2nd all-time) with 70 hits (2nd all-time), eight homers, 40 runs and 32 RBI. Slugged the game-tying home run in the All-Star Game and was named to the All-League Team. Signed with the Boston Red Sox.
Pat Pacillo, pitcher/outfielder, Harwich
Hailing from Seton Hall, Pacillo played for two seasons in the Cape League for the Harwich Mariners, batting .338 with eight homers and 24 RBI at the plate in 1983, while going 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA on the mound. The pitcher-outfielder led the Mariners to the CCBL title and homered in the playoffs. During his initial campaign in ’82, he batted .272 with 10 homers and 28 RBI. Pat was a first round draft pick with the Cincinnati Reds and a 1984 Team USA player.
Manny Pena, catcher, Falmouth and Sagamore, League manager and umpire
Played for the Falmouth All-Stars from 1946-49 and for Sagamore from 1950-55. Here served as Field manager for Sagamore from 1956-61, winning Upper Cape championships in 1956 and ’59. Began umpiring career in 1962 and served as umpire-in-chief from 1976-83, a significant position at a time when the CCBL was gaining national attention for being the best summer college league in the country.
Jack Sanford, pitcher, Bourne/Sagamore
The hard-throwing southpaw played for the Bourne and Sagamore teams from 1946-54 and holds the pre-modern era (before 1963) record for most wins in a season with 14. He accumulated a league-record 60 wins during his career. His best seasons were 1951 when he posted a 14-1 record and followed that up with an 11-1 mark in ’52, posting a 25-2 mark – the best two-year record in Cape League history. Signed a contract with the Boston Braves after leading Sagamore to its first league championship.
Tim Teufel, infielder, Cotuit
The Clemson Tiger batted .351 for the Kettleers in 1979 and set a league record with 16 home runs , RBI (52) and runs (48). Named to both the All-Star and All-League teams as the starting second baseman. After signing with the Minnesota Twins, he starred for the New York Mets for 11 seasons.
John Thoden, pitcher, Wareham
The North Carolina Tarheel hurler posted an impressive 9-1 record for the Gatemen in 1988, posted a 2.43 ERA with 69 K’s in 89 innings with seven complete games. He was the winning pitcher for the West Division in the All-Star game and was also named to the All-League Team and as the league’s outstanding pitcher. He signed with the Montreal Expos.
Ken Voges, outfielder, Chatham
The Texas Lutheran standout still hosts the league record for highest batting average in one season when he hit .505 in 1963 for the A’s, with 55 hits in 109 at-bats. The Chatham A’s standout is the only Cape Leaguer in modern history to finish with a season batting average above .500. He later signed with the Chicago Cubs.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier collegiate summer league and currently lists 197 former players competing in Major League Baseball and 1,004 in professional baseball overall. A total of 166 Cape League players were selected in the 2004 Major League Draft, including 13 in the first and supplemental rounds. The Cape League Hall of Fame is housed at the Heritage Museum & Gardens in Sandwich, Mass. For more information on the Cape Cod Baseball League, visit www.capecodbaseball.org.
John Garner, Jr.
CCBL Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394 [email protected]