75 Oak Street, Harwich, MA
The tagline for the Cape Cod Baseball League is “Where the stars of tomorrow shine tonight!” and never have truer words been spoken. One in seven players in Major League Baseball spent a summer – or more – playing with the Cape league which is widely considered the top collegiate league in the country. Harwich is lucky enough to have its own team, the Mariners. The regular season runs from early June through early August – longer if the Mariners make the playoffs – and games are played at Whitehouse Field at Monomoy Regional High School, less than three miles from Seadar Inn. There are typically three home games per week. Much like attending a Red Sox home game, a Mariners game is about the experience almost as much as it is the sport. Grab a hot dog or burger, or some peanuts or popcorn, at the concession stand and munch away while you watch the action. Kids, dogs too, are actually encouraged to run around and even make a little noise at the beautiful park. Attendance is free; donations to the nonprofit organization are greatly appreciated.
The Mariners have been a member of the Cape League since 1930, when the team first began play in Harwich. In the league’s Modern Era, the team has qualified for the playoffs on ten different occasions. Their first appearance came in 1968, when Harwich dropped the championship series three games to one to the Falmouth Commodores in what would become the first of Falmouth’s four consecutive titles between 1968 and 1971. Kevin Millar and Carlos Pena are both Harwich Mariner alumni.
75 Oak St Harwich Center