02/10/2005 10:08 AM
for immediate release: 10 February, 2005
CCBL Hall of Fame Nominations Due March 31
CAPE COD, Mass. – The deadline for 2005 Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame nominations is March 31. Anyone wishing to nominate former players, coaches, fans or administrators may do so by mailing a letter of nomination to Judy Walden Scarafile, Braggs Lane, Barnstable Village, MA. The 2005 class will be announced at the First Pitch Brunch on Sunday, June 12 at the 99 Restaurant in West Yarmouth at 10 am. The Hall of Fame ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Chatham Bars Inn at 10 am.
Brazelton Receives Tony C. Award
Former Harwich Mariners (’99) pitcher Dewon Brazelton of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays was honored with the Tony Conigliaro Award at the Boston Baseball Writers annual awards dinner in January. A former first round draft pick of the Devils Rays in 2001, he has overcome personal adversity during his life.
The Tony C. Award is given annually to the player who best overcomes an obstacle and continues to thrive through the adversity. Conigliaro was a slugging outfielder with the Boston Red Sox in the 1960’s until hit by a Jack Hamilton pitch in August, 1967. Tony returned to the lineup in 1969 and hit 20 home runs, slammed a career–high 36 HR in 1970, but retired due to impaired eyesight. Conigliaro died in 1990, eight years after a heart attack and the award has been given annually in honor of his life.
Other Tony C. award winners include former Red Sox pitcher Brett Saberhagen and former Cape Leaguers Mike Lowell (Chatham ’94) of the Florida Marlins and Jim Mecir (Falmouth ’90) of the Oakland A’s.
CCBL All-Star Game Set For Hyannis On July 30
The Cape League All-Star Game will be held at McKeon Field, home of the Hyannis Mets on Saturday, July 30 beginning at 3 p.m. The mid-summer classic will be preceded by an array of pre-game festivities, including an autograph signing session and the popular Home Run Hitting Contest.
Scout Days Are Here Again
The second annual CCBL Scout Days have been announced for 2005: July 23 - Y-D at Hyannis, 2 pm; July 24 - Orleans at Cotuit 2 pm; July 25 - Chatham at Bourne, 4:45 p.m.; July 27- Falmouth at Harwich, 7 pm; July 28 – Wareham at Y-D, 5 pm; July 29 Brewster at Orleans, 7 pm.
CCBL Equipment Donated To Dominican Republic
The Cape Cod Baseball League, through the auspices of CCBL senior VP Jim Higgins, delivered several wooden bats, batting practice jerseys, pants, several dozen baseballs, 4 sets of catcher's equipment and several used baseball gloves. The items were donated to the baseball club at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo through CCBL Hall of Famer Carlos Pena's cousin, Jose' Morillo.
The remaining items have been donated to the community of Los Tres Brazos in the Dominican Republic through the Circle K International chapter of Kiwanis International and Cultural Convergence International at Duke University. You can visit their web-site at www.CircleK.org. The Cape League items were donated by all 10 teams in the CCBL.
Free Admission To CCBL Hall Of Fame In February
Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, home of the CCBL Hall of Fame and baseball exhibit, is offering free admission on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 - 4 til February 23rd. Anybody who would like to loan or donate baseball memorabilia may contact Sunnee Spencer at [email protected]
CCBL To Sponsor Team In March Of Dimes Telerama
For the third straight year, the Cape League will sponsor a team for the March of Dimes Telerama at Cape Cod Community College, Sunday, Feb. 20 from 9-10 pm. Anyone who like to join the fund-raising team should contact league secretary Kim Wolfe at 508-760-4631.
CCBL All-Star Appreciation Day Slated At Fenway Park
The Cape League All-Stars will be recognized at Fenway Park before the Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox game, Tuesday, August 2 at 7:05 p.m. During the the past two seasons, former CCBL players Kevin Millar and Doug Mirabelli have posed with current all-stars for photos on the field during pre-game ceremonies.
Mets Spring Training Set For March 6 At Roadhouse Café
The Hyannis Mets have scheduled their annual spring training event at the Road House Café (South St., Hyannis), Sunday, March 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Mets will announce the roster for the upcoming season and the event will include a 50/50 raffle. There will be a $15 donation, with all proceeds to benefit the McKeon Park Improvements. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Kim Wolfe at 771-7205.
John Garner, Jr.
CCBL Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394 [email protected]