Cape League to Enshrine 5 Former Players into Hall of Fame

baseballCHATHAM – The 2014 Cape League Hall of Fame class will be honored Saturday at an induction ceremony at the Chatham Bars Inn.

The League will be enshrining five former players, including Major League outfielder Sam Fuld, who played for the Hyannis Mets in 2003.

“He hit over .360 that year and was a human highlight film in center field, and that really gave him the confidence to go on and do very well. He’s fashioned a nice 10-year career for himself,” said Cape League Public Relations Director John Garner.

Fuld will be enshrined alongside three former Cape League pitchers, Eric Beattie (Bourne ’03), Bob St. Pierre (Falmouth ’94), and Phil Corddry (Orleans ’68). Also being inducted is Donald Hicks Sr., who played for Mashpee and Cotuit in the late-40s and early-50s.

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The players will be presented with their Hall of Fame plaques and will deliver a speech. “It’s very nice, they talk a lot about their careers here, their summers. Most all of them say the same thing: it was the best summer of their lives down here when they were 20, 21, 22 years old,” Garner said.

US Congressman Bill Keating will also be on hand to deliver a proclamation from the House of Representatives.