The Cape Cod Baseball League finished up its 2014 season about a week later than usual in mid-August entertaining upwards of 300,000 fans during the course of the season.
Cape League President Judy Scarafile said the season was one of excitement from start to finish.
The 10 teams of the prestigious Cape League entertain fans on Cape Cod with a 44-game regular season schedule plus an action-packed post-season beginning in mid-June and lasting until mid-August.
The league may be best known for featuring games of high quality baseball without the high ticket prices of the major leagues.
The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox beat the Falmouth Commodores in this year’s playoff series—a best of three quarter final, semifinal and championship series—to win the coveted Arnold Mycock Championship Trophy and the Cape League title.
But there were highlights throughout the season.
Perhaps the biggest story of the season, the one that made national news was the League’s ambidextrous pitcher, Ryan Perez.
Playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, Perez, 20, attends Judson University in Illinois and is being talked about as a potential high-round 2015 draft pick.
Perez was chosen as an All-Star and was named the game’s MVP for the West division after striking out the side in his lone inning of work, pitching with both arms.
The 2014 Cape League All-Star game on Saturday, July 26 at Doran Field, home of the Bourne Braves was part of the Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration and attracted an overflow crowd of fans watching the talents of the best of the league in action.
The league has been considered the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since its beginnings in 1885.
Until the 2015 season starts, fans can visit the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame exhibit at the JFK Museum on Main Street in Hyannis.