03/21/2022 8:15 AM
Article By: CCBL Public Relations Office
Cape Cod League Game Between the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox Set for July 20th at 11 AM
(Hartford, Conn) The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced that the Cape Cod Baseball League is returning to Connecticut. The Hyannis Harbor Hawks and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox will play a league game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Wednesday, July 20th at 11:00 AM. The “Connecticut Cape Cod Classic” will feature two teams with very impressive alumni lists. Hyannis and Y-D battled for the Cape Cod League Championship in 2015, and former Yard Goats pitcher Ben Bowden was named the Most Valuable Player as a Junior at Vanderbilt University.
In 2018, the first-ever Cape Cod League game was played in Connecticut at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Cape Cod League All-Star Game is often played at Fenway Park in Boston. The Y-D Red Sox has won the Cape Cod League Championship ten times.
“We are excited that our fans will once again have the opportunity to watch some of the greatest amateur players in the country, right here in Hartford,” Yard Goats President Tim Restall said. “The Connecticut Cape Cod Classic will feature two outstanding teams and we are happy to host them at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.”
“The Hyannis Harbor Hawks are so excited to be playing at Dunkin’ Donuts Park,” Hyannis Harbor Hawks President Dan Johnson said. “It is the jewel of minor league baseball. This is the first time Hyannis has played a game outside of the state. What a unique opportunity for our players and coaching staff.”
Tickets for the Connecticut Cape Cod Classic start at $10 and may be purchased by calling the Yard Goats at 860-246-GOAT (4628), online at www.yardgoatsbaseball.com, or in-person by visiting the Click It or Ticket Box Office at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. In addition to regular seating options, hospitality suites, picnics, party decks, and dugout suites are also available for the game.
About the Cape Cod Baseball League
The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) is a collegiate summer baseball league located on Cape Cod in the state of Massachusetts. Comprised of 10 franchises, the CCBL hosts the top collegiate baseball players from around the country each summer. Many future Major League Baseball players have played in the CCBL during their college years. 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.
Notable alumni from Hyannis:
Buck Showalter (1976) – Manager New York Mets
Kyle Freeland (2013) - Colorado Rockies (Hartford Yard Goats)
Notable Alumni from the Y-D Red Sox:
Chris Sale (2009) – Boston Red Sox
Joe Panik (2010) – San Francisco Giants