The benefits of spending a summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League are many.
The experience that players gain throughout the 44-game grind of a season ― whether it be a full summer or just a few short days or weeks on a temporary contract ― goes a long way in bettering them for the rest of their college careers.
Though their stints began under different circumstances and lasted varying lengths of time, Northeastern University’s Ian Fair (Walpole, Mass.) and Lasell College’s Joe Sullivan (Sandwich, Mass.) were just two New Englanders who had the opportunity to showcase their talents with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
Fair joined Hyannis at summer’s start as a temporary player, hitting safely in a pair of June games. However, he originally was unable to extend his stay as full-contract players started to arrive from their respective schools.