Topics: Chatham Anglers

After earning a playoff berth by securing a third-place finish in the East Division on the final day of the regular season, the Orleans Firebirds were ousted from the playoffs following a 2-0 series sweep against the second-seeded Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Orleans suffered a season-ending 8-4 loss to Y-D on Friday at Eldredge Park after the teams played the final inning of the first game of the series earlier i...

Grice’s Hard Work Shines Despite Inconsistent Summer

By: Brendan Samson

CHATHAM – Failure is a constant part of baseball. Players who are able to muster three hits out of every 10 at-bats are considered superstars, and because of this, baseball is a game for the mentally tough. Chatham Angler Caden Grice exhibits that toughness every day. Grice, a rising junior at Clemson University, had a brief stint with the Anglers in 2021, but is in his first full season with the team this ...

WAREHAM – Sixteen home runs in two minutes. That is how Chatham Anglers outfielder Lyle Miller-Green opened Saturday’s festivities at the Cape League’s first All-Star game since 2019, which saw the East top the West 4-1 at Wareham's Spillane Field. Those 16 bombs cemented Miller-Green’s spot in the Home Run Derby finals and pushed him past his first-round opponent Carson Jones, an outfielder for the Bourne Bra...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Anglers didn’t need any extra motivation for Sunday’s marque matchup against the Harwich Mariners. The game provided the Anglers with an opportunity to pick up some ground on their crosstown rival in the East Division standings. It also offered both teams a spotlight, as the game was broadcast live on the New England Sports Network (NESN), the television home of the Boston Red Sox. Alt...

For the first time since 2019, the Cape Cod Baseball League will hold an All-Star Game this weekend. Cape League fans from the Lower Cape will be plenty familiar with the East Division roster, as a combined 21 of the 28 players on the team hail from the Brewster Whitecaps, Chatham Anglers, Harwich Mariners and Orleans Firebirds. The defending champion Whitecaps and the Mariners each had six players named to...

CHATHAM – America may run on Dunkin’, but the Chatham Anglers run on Sweet Tomatoes Pizza, specifically the establishment’s chicken parmesan subs. For Chatham Anglers players, most days involve baseball, the beach and at least one chicken parm sub, a game-day meal of choice for both Ben Hampton, a sophomore left-handed pitcher from West Virginia University, and Marcus Brown, a junior shortstop from Oklahoma St...

CHATHAM – The cotton candy-colored clouds resting above Veterans Field and the unrelenting fog rolling in from the outfield. The thrill of a towering home run or a comeback victory, and the suffocating agony that lingers in the wake of a crushing defeat. Those are just a few of the sights – and feelings – Dan D’Uva captured while announcing Chatham A’s games during the early 2000s. D’Uva and his childhood f...

CHATHAM – The Chatham Anglers’ opening day starter is heading to the MLB draft after four starts with the team. Carson Whisenhunt, a senior left-handed pitcher from East Carolina University, is a projected first-round selection in the upcoming MLB entry draft on July 17. After missing the entire 2022 college season due to a suspension following a positive PED test, Whisenhunt joined the Anglers to get back int...

CHATHAM — Although Chatham Anglers manager Tom Holliday has only coached shortstop Marcus Brown for 14 games, the connection between the two is much deeper. Their relationship extends far beyond Cape Cod to Stillwater, Okla., where Brown plays college ball for Holliday’s sons, Josh and Matt, at Oklahoma State. The Holliday boys have paved their own baseball paths independent of their father. Josh has coache...

The four Lower Cape-based Cape Cod Baseball League teams are ramping up preseason preparations ahead of the league’s full slate of Opening Day games set for June 12. Although team officials from Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster have different to-do lists to accomplish before the first pitches are thrown, the four East Division rivals are all on the same page about one thing: they’re excited for another s...

Recapping The Cape League's Return To Play

By: Brad Joyal

They came. They got vaccinated. They played. This summer the Cape Cod Baseball League faced a challenge it hadn’t seen since World War II: It had to come back and play a season following a summer without baseball. The Cape’s year-round residents and summer tourists packed the ballparks and the CCBL set new attendance records all summer long, beginning in June when the league’s five opening day crowds drew 1...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – It goes without saying that many Cape Cod Baseball League players are tremendous athletes. Even so, some are more athletic than others. Over the years, the Cape League has attracted some of the nation’s top collegiate ballplayers. Their talent isn’t limited to the diamond, though—former Oklahoma University star Kylar Murray played for the Harwich Mariners in 2017 and now plays quarterback for ...

Chatham manager Tom Holliday doesn’t mince his words. Ask the Anglers skipper about any aspect of the Cape Cod Baseball League and he’ll shoot you straight, often offering a colorful sound-byte that provides a glimpse at the manager’s unique outlook of baseball. Knowing Holliday is forthright, it makes the manager’s analysis of Chatham shortstop Josh Rivera all the more impressive. “He’s the real deal. He’s...

COTUIT – Slowly, John DeGirolamo rubs a fresh baseball in the palms of his mud-stained hands. “This is Lena Blackburne’s rubbing mud,” he says. “It comes from a top-secret location on the shores of the Delaware River.” DeGirolamo points out that this particular mud — commonly used to rub new baseballs — was featured on Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs a number of years ago. He remembers the show’s host, Mike ...

CHATHAM – It’s not always easy for Cape Cod Baseball League teams to come together. With an ever-changing carousel of teammates coming and going as players are added and subtracted to and from rosters, each week can feel like a new round of the name game for players and coaches. For the players, the process of meeting and learning about their new teammates can be similar to arriving at college as a freshman. T...

Eric Zmuda was riding high in early 2020. It was for good reason, too. He had completed the 2019 summer — the first in which he served as Cape Cod Baseball League commissioner — and was gearing up for a second season he anticipated would run even more smoothly than his first. “Going into year two as a commissioner was pretty exciting,” Zmuda said. “Year one was a good success with all 10 organizations. I ha...