The 20th team in our #SummerOfBaseball series comes to us from the Cape Cod League – the Chatham Anglers!
The Cape Cod League is considered the top of the Collegiate Summer Leagues. We’ve heard Ron Darling talk about how he played in the league before he was drafted. The skipper of the Anglers is John Schiffner, who is in his 23rd season managing in the league and recently hit a very significant milestone by winning his 500th game – becoming the first manager to ever reach this mark in the league.
The Chatham Anglers (known as the A’s and Athletics prior to the 2009 season) has had some pretty famous players in their history including Bobby Valentine, Jeff Bagwell, Jason Bay, Eric Byrnes, Mike Lowell, Evan Longoria, Todd Frazier and Thurman Munson.
Oh – and the Mets just happen to have a pretty famous former Angler on their roster… the Dark Knight himself – Matt Harvey. Bobby Parnell was also a former Angler.
The Anglers were great enough to send in an official Cape Cod League ball autographed by the milestone manager himself – very awesome indeed!
So give the Anglers a follow on twitter @ChathamAnglers and check out their website chathamanglers.com