Two former Cape Cod Baseball League stars are among the 15 American League nominees for the 2014 Hank Aaron Award, which “The Hammer” himself will present during the 2014 World Series. There are no Cape League grads on the list of National League nominees for the award, which has been presented annually since 1999 to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
Four former Cape Cod Baseball League players are among this year’s 30 nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the Major League Baseball player “who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement."
A former Cotuit catcher hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Charlotte's BB&T Ballpark, giving the Omaha Storm Chasers a 4-2 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox in a rain-delayed 2014 Triple-A national championship game.
Eighteen former Cape Cod Baseball League players are on the rosters of the Pawtucket Red Sox and the defending champion Omaha Storm Chasers, the opponents in Minor League Baseball’s winner-take-all Triple-A National Championship game Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C.
When Kansas City rookie Brandon Finnegan (Falmouth, 2013) recorded his first strikeout in the sixth inning of the Royals' 6-2 loss to the Yankees on Saturday, it came against another former Commodore, Jacoby Ellsbury (Falmouth, 2004).
Three former Cape Cod Baseball League players joined the ranks of major leaguers Wednesday, the most to do so on any single day all season. Two of the three debuted for the same team – the San Francisco Giants – another first in 2014.