Cape League Mourns Death of Longtime Volunteer

Joe Sherman, right, pictured with NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman at the Cape League All-Star game in 2011

Joe Sherman, right, pictured with NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman at the Cape League All-Star game in 2011

FALMOUTH – The Cape Cod Baseball League is mourning the loss of a jack-of-all-trades in their organization.

Joe Sherman, who served as the league’s senior writer, editor, league historian and director of special projects, died on Saturday after a long illness.

Former CCBL President Judy Scarafile described Sherman as unique.

“He had ideas that no one in a million years would ever think of, but he wasn’t just the idea man, he knew how to make it happen,” said Scarafile.

The 74 year old Falmouth resident also served as the league’s statistician and publicist in the early 1960’s and was a member of the CCBL committee whose efforts helped combine the Upper and Lower Cape leagues into one entity.

Scarafile attributes Sherman’s help to the success of the league.

“He would contact Major League Baseball, he’d contact different Major League teams, he just made it happen,” said Scarafile. “He was our incredible Special Events person.”

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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