As the warm weather slowly rolls in, Chatham, Massachusetts prepares for one of its longstanding summer traditions – Cape Cod baseball league season. The premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885, the Cape Cod baseball league celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. With over 1,000 alumni performing at all levels of professional baseball in 2008, a record total 212 former Cape leaguers play in the major leagues.
With such a high caliber of talent, it stands to reason that the Cape Cod ball games are consistently packed with fans who enjoy unsurpassed entertainment for only a voluntary donation. The Captains House Inn, located just 1/2 mile from the Chatham Anglers, (formerly the Chatham Athletics), ball field is an ideal location to stroll over to catch a game, and maybe grab a burger at the nearby Red Nun. The Anglers will kick off opening day at a home game against Wareham on June 12th at 7:00 p.m. The new schedule has been published and tourists and locals alike wait with baited breath for opening day – the official start to Cape Cod summer.