Summertime means baseball, and visitors to our two Cape Cod boutique hotels, The Coonamsesett in Falmouth and Provincetown's AWOL are in luck, as the area is home to the Cape Cod Baseball League. This amateur baseball league is made up of 10 teams and is recognized by the NCAA as one of the best scouting grounds in the country for professional players. Any lover of the sport will find a Cape Cod Baseball League game to be one of the summer's highlights on Cape Cod.
The Cape Cod Baseball League started in 1885 and was populated by men returning from World War I and II. Today, many of the players in the league are also on college teams, meaning the season is a short one, only lasting from mid-June to early August. But with games five to seven nights a week throughout the summer, you're sure to catch one during your time on the Cape. The ten fields can be found at schools and community parks in Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Orleans, Wareham and Yarmouth-Dennis (pro tip: bring a seat cushion or a blanket, as the stands are frequently aluminum bleachers). Whether you're rooting for the Falmouth Commodores or the Orleans Firebirds, there's a Cape Cod Baseball League not too far away.
With hundreds of Cape Cod Baseball League alumni going on to play in the major leagues, the league truly is the place "where the stars of tomorrow shine tonight." And this family-friendly event is accessible for all—the games are free of charge. Instead of tickets, the non-profit league asks for donations at each game. Don't miss your chance to see the next up and coming players or to simply enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes with the Cape Cod Baseball League.