07/17/2023 9:29 AM
Article By: Daniel Curren
As the Cape Cod Baseball League celebrates its 100th anniversary, several of its teams are also celebrating their centennial. The Falmouth Commodores, one of the three original teams that are still active, honored their history on Saturday before their game against the Chatham Anglers with a pre-game party for their 100th anniversary.
Out beyond the right field wall at Guv Fuller Field was a series of activities and for players and attendees to participate in. Some of the fun offered included a live band, dunk tank, player autograph tent, lawn games, and 25-cent hot dogs.
The festivities continued before the game with several Commodores icons and alumni being honored before the game. Those honored included Arthur “Ace” Adams (‘73 ‘74), Cliff Pennington (‘04), and former GM Charles Sturtevant.
Adams served as a player and manager during the 12 years he spent in the organization, and he got to see first hand the role the team plays in the community.
“It's great entertainment for all the people to come here and watch the best players,” Adams said. “I think it's a phenomenal league. I spent 12 years coaching here and playing here. So it’s a wonderful, beautiful environment.
Adams also went on to coach several Major League organizations thanks to the experience he got with the Commodores. He appreciates the time he spent in Falmouth and what the organization gave to him and his players.
“When I managed [the community] was so supportive of our teams and they really helped all the players get good housing,” he said. “In all the years I coached and played here. There was never a player that didn't want to stay here because of how the whole organization was.”
The Commodores defeated the Chatham Anglers 10-6 on the day of their 100th anniversary celebration.