CBI hosts 12th hall of fame inductees this weekend
It was a big day for Cape Cod baseball Saturday when 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell and seven others were inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Chatham Bars Inn.
Among the inductees were Boston Red Sox third baseman and 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell who played for the Chatham A's in 1994 and current Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge who played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in 1988.
Rounding out the rest of the group were former MBL pitcher Scott Kamieniecki (Harwich Mariners, 1984), former MBL outfielder Mark Smith (Wareham Gatemen, 1990), pitcher David Bush (Chatham A's, 2000-2001), currently under contract with the Phillies, CCBL batting champion Paul O'Neill (Cotuit Kettleers, 1974-1975), CCBL first baseman Doug Fisher (Falmouth Commodores, 1984-1985) and two-time CCBL outstanding pitcher Bill Wissler (Bourne Braves, 1990-1991).
On Friday, the inductees and their families attended a private reception in Hyannis and toured the Hall of Fame and Museum where their permanent plaques were unveiled.
Saturday the inductees, CCBL officials and others attended a brunch at Chatham Bars Inn, followed by an induction ceremony at the Monomoy Theatre.
Including the eight inducted on Saturday, there are now 116 former league players in the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.
The Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum at 297 in Main Street. Hours of operation follow those for the JFK Museum. See the JFK Museum website here for directions, hours and additional information.