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Commissioner's Column: End of Season Report

09/28/2004 9:56 AM

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Aug, 2004

Commissioner's Column

End of Season Report

     The 2004 Cape Cod Baseball League season ended in dramatic fashion from the final weekend of the regular season through the Championship Series. Nine of our ten teams were still in the playoff hunt on the next to last day of the regular season. 


     Although the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox from the Eastern Division and the Falmouth Commodores from the Western Division had sewn up divisional championships, most other teams had league officials scrambling in preparation for playoff games to identify which teams would ultimately qualify to make post-season play. As the dust settled on that exciting weekend, the Brewster Whitecaps earned the right to take on the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the East while the Hyannis Mets and the Falmouth Commodores battled in the West. Regular season division champs Y-D and Falmouth prevailed against Brewster and Hyannis respectively to set up a Championship Series that turned out to be one for the ages. Record crowds and competition at a fever pitch would describe the setting modestly. Outstanding plays and clutch performances proved to be the norm, inning by inning. Ultimately, the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox captured their first championship since 1990 and were presented with the coveted Arnold Mycock Trophy emblematic of their excellence. 

     Our 2004 season exceeded all expectations in field performances, sponsorship, attendance, franchise accomplishments and professionalism. Our relationship with Major League Baseball continues to flourish and we are most grateful for their interest in our success. The ECAC did an outstanding job in supplying us with top quality and professional umpires and we look forward to continuing that relationship in 2005. Our local and corporate sponsors continue to be a major reason for our success and the value we provide to one another is exceptional. Finally, our volunteers and fans are absolutely second to none. The contribution in time and dedication by our loyal volunteers and fans is the single most significant reason why the Cape Cod Baseball League in nationally recognized as the best of the best. Our excitement and sense of accomplishment as we close the books for 2004 is only exceeded by our eager anticipation for the 2005 season to get started. From all of us at the CCBL to all of you, thank you so much and stay tuned for off-season updates!

-Paul A. Galop, Commissioner