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03/15/2000 5:21 PM

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For immediate release:  March 15, 2000

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    CAPE COD, MA., March 15, 2000 --  The 114-year-old Cape Cod Baseball League, known nationally for showcasing the NCAA's top baseball talent each summer, will lend its name and serve as the backdrop for the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures' Summer Catch.  The production will begin filming on Cape Cod beginning mid-June. 
   The Cape Cod Baseball League, a nonprofit organization run by volunteers and funded by a grant from Major League Baseball and corporate donations, prides itself on having helped launch the professional baseball careers of such Major League stars as Nomar Garciaparra, Mo Vaughn, Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Jason Varitek, Darin Erstad, Greg Vaughn and countless others.
    Collegiate players and coaches who take to the Cape League fields each summer are housed by local families during a 10-week, 44-game schedule, work local jobs during the day and receive no pay from the league for playing ball.  One out of every six Major League players has played in the Cape Cod Baseball League. 
    Summer Catch stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel and Matthew Lillard. The film is directed by Mike Tollin, who produced last summer's smash hit Varsity Blues, as well as the upcoming Ready to Rumble.  It is produced by Tollin, Brian Robbins and Sam Weisman.  Herb Gains is the executive producer. Summer Catch features a screenplay by Kevin Falls and John Gatins, story by Kevin Falls.  A Tollin/Robbins Production, Summer Catch will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.