Falmouth Commodores

The Falmouth Commodores are an amateur baseball team based in Falmouth, MA. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the league's Western Division. Falmouth currently plays its home games at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field, one of 6 ballparks in the Cape League with the luxury of lights. Like other Cape League teams, the Commodores are funded through merchandise sales, donations, and other fundraising efforts at games such as fifty-fifty raffles.

In 2007, the Commodores finished the season with 44 points, placing them in second place in the Western Division and in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Falmouth has not won the league championship since 1980, despite reaching the championship series three times since then.

History

The Pre-Modern Era

Falmouth has been a member of the Cape League since since its inception in the early 1900s. Pie Traynor, a former Commodors shortstop in 1919, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948, becoming the first former Falmouth player to earn that honor [2001 Cape Cod Baseball League Official Yearbook, p. 19] .

The Modern Era

Falmouth was the dominant team in the Cape League from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s. Falmouth reached the championship series six consecutive times beginning in 1966, when they defeated the Chatham Athletics three games to one to win the crown. The Commodores went on the win the Cape League championship four consecutive years between 1968 and 1971, cultminating a span of six years in which they won the league title five times.

The only other championship for Falmouth came in 1980 when they again defeated the Chatham Athletics three games to two. The Commodores have lost in the finals three times since that year, most recently in the 2007 season when they fell to the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox two games to none. [ [http://www.capecodbaseball.org/archives/Records/awards_Champions.htm Cape League Championships] . Retrieved 2007-07-04.]

Famous Alumni

* Darin Erstad 1993-1994
* Adam Kennedy 1996
* Mark Loretta 1992
* Eric Milton 1995-1996
* Javier Lopez 1997
* Jeff Weaver 1997
* Khalil Greene 1999-2000
* Luke Scott 2000
* Pat Misch 2002
* Jacoby Ellsbury 2004
* Jensen Lewis 2004
* David Aardsma 2002

References

External links

* [http://www.falcommodores.org/ Falmouth Commodores official site]
* [http://www.capecodbaseball.org/ CCBL Home Page]
* [http://baseball.cape.com/ CCBL Broadcast Page]


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