HYANNIS, Mass. ---- The Cape Cod Baseball League announced this week that the new playoff format expansion from six to eight teams adopted last season will return in 2011 and that playoff games at non-lighted fields will begin at 4 p.m. instead of 3.
The new starting time was voted on and passed by the CCBL Executive Committee and will allow more working fans to attend playoff games in early August.
More than 300,000 fans attended Cape League games last summer, including 10,470 at the All-Star Game at Fenway Park and a record 44,121 during the playoffs in early August.
Four special events took place in September involving the CCBL and Boston Red Sox, including the Gentleman’s Smoke fundraiser at the Chatham Bars Inn, the Red Sox Hall of Fame Luncheon at Fenway Park, the BoSox Club Awards Luncheon, and the Boston Red Sox Listening tour at the JFK Hyannis Museum and the Cape League’s own Hall of Fame.