Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

CHATHAM ─ Two alumni of the Chatham Anglers' baseball program were inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 in a traditional ceremony held at the Chatham Bars Inn. Joining the Hall in 2017 were 1984 infielder Joey Cora and 1985 heavy hitter Timothy McIntosh. Quick on base paths and a keen eye at the plate, Cora, an infielder from Vanderbilt, played a stellar season, primarily at ...

CHATHAM ─ When Tom Holliday realized after 41 years in baseball that he was best known as a college ball guy, he decided to stick with that label, which is why it suits the former Oklahoma State University head coach just fine that he'll be taking the reins as the new manager of the Chatham Anglers. “When (former head coach) John Schiffner told us mid-season that this would be his last, we knew a replacement...

CHATHAM ─ It all started in a hockey rink half an hour outside London, England when I was four years old. I had never seen anything like it. What happened between the boards captivated me. I loved the sound of skates slicing the ice, chaotic in the frenzy of push and shove. And the speed. They glided like dancers, graceful with an awareness of their surroundings that I could not comprehend. When my parent...

CHATHAM ─ John Schiffner might have moved on from his post as head coach of the Chatham Anglers, but that doesn't mean he's finished with baseball. Instead, he's taking his talents from the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the evergreen hills of Orono, Maine where he will serve as the assistant baseball coach for the UMaine Black Bears. According to Schiffner, he will be working with hitters and infielders, servi...

BREWSTER/ORLEANS ─ It all came down to one run. Unfortunately for the Orleans Firebirds, that run wasn't in their favor during the Cape League playoffs as it lifted the Brewster Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory that put them into the finals and in position to win their first CCBL Championship since 2000. The Firebirds' final game started out in promising fashion with the league-leading home team taking an early...

CHATHAM/ORLEANS ─ To every beginning there is an ending, and on Aug. 7, many days after the arrival of new players, the first pitch, and the first home game of the summer, the Chatham Anglers 2017 season drew to a bittersweet end when the Orleans Firebirds claimed a 3-1 victory in the playoffs. After the final out, the softly falling rain mingled with more than a few tears on the faces of fans as longtime he...

HARWICH ─ What do you do when it's your last home game of the 2017 Cape League season and you want to give fans something to celebrate? If you're the Harwich Mariners you groove to the music playing over the PA system, give the game your all, and come away with a 7-4 victory against Brewster. In his final appearance with the Mariners, top-notch hurler and Cape League All-Star Tyler Baum earned the win by thr...

HARWICH ─ When you've got nothing to lose as the end of the Cape League season nears, it's good to have a little fun, which is just what the Harwich Mariners did this past weekend, though the team member having the most fun was probably Nick Dalesandro who started Sunday's game on the mound, and won it at the plate. Dalesandro, who spent the majority of his summer behind the catcher's mask for the Mariners, ...

A Day With The Firebirds

By: Ed Maroney

ORLEANS — A baseball story is more than a play-by-play and a box score. It's a summertime ritual that enfolds more stories than you can imagine. Take last week's Cape Cod Baseball League game at Eldredge Park between the circuit's top two teams, the Orleans Firebirds and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. With just a week to go until the last regular-season contest on Aug. 3 (the Firebirds are in Chatham tonight t...

WAREHAM ─ It was an evening of magic moments and sweet surprises when the best of the East took on the best of the West in the 2017 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game at Spillane Field in Wareham Saturday. The West Division hopped to an early 3-0 lead in the traditional outing between divisions, scoring a run in the second inning and two more in the third, but the beasts from the East were not to be outd...

HARWICH ─ The Harwich Mariners had 10 hits to Chatham's five on Saturday night, with three of those hits becoming key runs for the visiting squad, which earned a 3-0 shutout win at Whitehouse Field. Along with solid hitting was stellar pitching as southpaw Jeff Belge earned the win for the A's. Belge lasted six innings in the outing, allowing four hits with no runs and only two walks with two K's before givi...

Take a glance at the Cape Cod Baseball League website and you’ll note that the Orleans Firebirds have much to celebrate this week. Not only is the team sitting atop the East Division, but it's also well represented in Saturday’s All-Star game in Wareham with an impressive nine men on the East roster. Comprising the game-play lineup will be first baseman Ethan Paul, second baseman Romy Gonzalez, left-fielder Ji...

Firebirds fans had much to cheer about this week when their top-notch team took to the road and trounced both Chatham and Harwich in back-to-back outings, with the wins helping to keep the Orleans team poised firmly atop the East Division as the second half of summer baseball gets under way. Strong Pitching, Timely Hitting Lift Orleans To An 8-2 Win Against Chatham A four-run fifth inning and solid pitchi...

CHATHAM ─ On a summertime afternoon John Schiffner stands at the third-base dugout fence gazing out at Veterans Field, taking a breather in between fielding text messages and phone calls that followed in a flurry after the announcement that his 2017 season as head coach of the Chatham Anglers will be his last. “It's time, for a lot of reasons,” Schiffner said. While the winningest head coach in Cape Cod B...

HARWICH ─ The magic number when Harwich Mariners hosted the Chatham Anglers on July 2 was five. The Mariners were looking to end a five-game losing streak and thanks to a five-run fifth inning did so with a bang, coming away with a 7-3 victory to end their drought. The game-changing inning kicked off when Max Burt reached first on an error by Chatham first baseman Ashton McGee, with Burt racing to second bef...

Swing by Whitehouse or Veterans fields on any given weekday morning and you'd expect to see ballplayers at work honing their skills. After all, the fields are the respective homes of the Cape Cod Baseball League's Harwich Mariners and Chatham Anglers. But while baseball skills are a big part of mornings during the summer months, the fun belongs to the game's future generations taking part in the annual youth clin...