Cotuit Kettleers

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Team Bio[edit]

The Cotuit Kettleers are a Summer Collegiate Baseball team playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League, considered by many to be the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. The Kettleers, who were formed in 1947, play their home games at Lowell Park in Cotuit, MA. They are by far the most successful team in the CCL, with 14 league championships. Former manager Jack McCarthy led the Kettleers to four straight titles in the seventies.

The Kettleers invest heavily in actively recruiting and training top players, and have hosted elite collegiate athletes from throughout the United States and Canada, including several Major League players. The Kettleers have won 14 CCBL championships.

The Cotuit Kettleers, like other summer college baseball teams, are dedicated and designed to provide minor league-style competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball and routinely send players to the MLB Drafts. The Kettleers operate in the model of an Independent Minor League team: recruiting athletes, playing nightly before fans in stadiums which seat thousands, using wood bats and minor league specification equipment, and experiencing road trips between games. Like all other summer collegiate players, the Cotuit Kettleers are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and live with host families in the same manner as Single A and Independent League players.

Yearly Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1963 28-4 Jim Hubbard Champions
1964 31-3 Jim Hubbard Champions
1965 15-16 Jim Hubbard
1966 14-22 Jim Hubbard
1967 22-16 Jim Hubbard
1968 16-24 Jim Hubbard
1969 21-22-2 Jim Hubbard 1st Round
1970 23-21 Jack McCarthy 1st Round
1971 20-18-4 Jack McCarthy 1st Round
1972 26-15-1 Jack McCarthy Champions
1973 24-17 Jack McCarthy Champions
1974 20-19-3 Jack McCarthy Champions
1975 24-18 Jack McCarthy Champions
1976 25-12-5 Jack McCarthy 1st Round
1977 27-13-2 Jack McCarthy Champions
1978 19-22-1 Jack McCarthy
1979 23-17-2 George Greer 1st Round
1980 25-15-2 George Greer 1st Round
1981 19-18-5 George Greer Champions
1982 24-16-2 George Greer 1st Round
1983 27-11-3 George Greer Runner Up
1984 22-16-4 George Greer Champions
1985 28-14 George Greer Champions
1986 23-18-1 George Greer Runner Up
1987 22-18-2 George Greer 1st Round
1988 21-18-5 Pete Varney
1989 23-20-1 Pete Varney
1990 22-19-2 Pete Varney 1st Round
1991 21-21-2 Roger Bidwell
1992 28-14-1 Roger Bidwell Runner Up
1993 24-20 Roger Bidwell
1994 20-21-2 Roger Bidwell
1995 29-11-3 Mike Coutts Champions
1996 23-19-2 Mike Coutts
1997 21-21-2 Tom Walter
1998 18-22-4 Tom Walter
1999 26-18 Mike Coutts Champions
2000 17-26 Mike Coutts
2001 20-20-4 Mike Coutts
2002 23-16-5 Garrett Quinn 1st Round
2003 20-21-2 Garrett Quinn
2004 20-23-1 Mike Roberts
2005 22-19-3 Mike Roberts 1st Round
2006 27-16-1 Mike Roberts 1st Round
2007 14-27-3 Mike Roberts
2008 24-18-2 Mike Roberts Runner Up
2009 20-18-6 Mike Roberts Runner Up
2010 19-23-2 Mike Roberts Champions
2011 14-30 Mike Roberts
2012 30-14 Mike Roberts 1st Round
2013 25-18-1 Mike Roberts Champions
2014 18-25-1 Mike Roberts Semi Final
2015 17-27 Mike Roberts 1st Round
2016 15-28-1 Mike Roberts
2017 22-21-1 Mike Roberts 1st Round
2018 22-18-4 Mike Roberts 1st Round
2019 20-20-4 Mike Roberts Champions

Notable Kettleers Alumni[edit]

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