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Cliff Pennington:Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Cliff Pennington Hall of Fame Class of 2020
11/14/2021 5:55 AM

Article By: CCBL Public Relations Office

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Cliff Pennington: Hall of Fame class of 2020


The Texas A&M talent led the 2004 Falmouth Commodores to first place in the West Division and a trip to the CCBL championship series. Pennington was a switch-hitting, strong-armed shortstop. He posted a .277 average with 41 hits in 39 games and stole 21 bases, five more than any other Cape League player that season. Pennington excelled with his glove, too, and was compared by one writer to a “walking highlight reel.” Pennington is remembered for playing the game with a high energy contagious to his teammates. Pennington was drafted in the first round of the 2005 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics and enjoyed a successful 11-year big league career, hitting .242 with 36 home runs and 242 RBI for the Athletics, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Angels, and Reds before retiring after 2018. Cliff now coaches baseball for Dallas Baptist. 


The Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Sunday, November 21. Complete event details, including a full list of inductees can be found on our event page: