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Cape League Roots Date Back to July 4, 1885

This "broadside," which can be found at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is an important part of the Cape Cod Baseball League's history.

     It is one of the earliest pieces of printed material that actually mentions baseball on Cape Cod and it is considered so important that it has taken on almost legendary status, as the league points to its very existence as evidence of our origins.

     Like playwright Neil Simon, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, whimsical cartoonist Rube Goldberg and quintessential American songwriter Stephen Foster, the Cape League proudly proclaims that we were "born on the Fourth of July."

     Happy birthday, America ---- and Cape League Baseball!