New class enters Cape League Hall of Fame – Sports – capecodtimes.com


HARWICH — Some of the biggest names in the recent history of the Cape Cod Baseball League joined its Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 included Yarmouth-Dennis manager Scott Pickler, who has won more Cape League championships and playoff games than any other manager in CCBL history and turned the Red Sox into the most successful club of the 21st century; Paul Galop, who handled all the day-to-day operations of the league for 15 years as commissioner and his been part of the league since 1980; and Nick Zibelli, an umpire since 1974 and the man responsible for having trained umpires at every Cape League game as president of the Collegiate Baseball Umpires Assigning Organization.

The five former players inducted even include Kyle Schwarber, who helped the Wareham Gatemen win a league title in 2012 and then helped the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series title in more than a century.

“It’s amazing when you can go in with the people we went in with,” Pickler said. “Going in with Schwarber, he beat us in 2012. I so respect Paul, and everybody did. Going in with Paul Galop, it couldn’t have been any better.”

Former players inducted also included Conor…

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