BOSTON (CBS) – If Sunday is an indication, it should be a great year for the Cape Cod Baseball League after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
The opening day on Sunday included all 10 teams in action at five Cape Cod arenas. The result was a total attendance of 10,808, which was more than double the total of 4,828 at the opening day 2019.
The largest draw was at Red Wilson Field with 2,800 attendance, followed by 2,533 at Eldredge Park and 2,021 at Lowell Park. A total of 1750 people participated in the game at Guv Fuller Field and 1,704 were in the stands at Doran Park.
“It’s going to be a great summer,” the league tweeted.
Record-breaking 10,808 fans on Opening Day ?!
It’s going to be a great summer. pic.twitter.com/jFZKqt67ns
– Cape League (@OfficialCCBL) June 21, 2021
The Orleans Firebirds, Bourne Braves and Cotuit Kettleers won to open the year.
The Brewster Whitecaps and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox played to 5-5 nine innings, while the Chatham Anglers and Falmouth Commodores settled for a 7-7 draw.
Every summer, the Cape Cod League shows top college baseball players from across the country. According to the league, one in six Major League Baseball players has appeared in the league.