The Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) is a collegiate summer baseball league located on Cape Cod in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Founded in 1885, the league consisted largely of local and regional college players until 1963, when it became officially sanctioned by the NCAA. In 1985, the league moved away from the use of aluminum bats, and became the only collegiate summer league in the nation at that time to use wooden bats. This transition began a period of significant growth in the league's popularity and prestige among Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts, as well as among college players and coaches. The league continues to be one of the nation's premier collegiate summer leagues, receiving significant financial support from Major League Baseball, and boasting well over 1,000 alumni who have gone on to play in the major leagues. During the 2018 MLB season alone, 303 CCBL alumni played on major league teams.Wareham, Massachusetts
Wareham (, WAIR-əm) is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 21,822.Wareham Gatemen
The Wareham Gatemen are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Wareham, Massachusetts. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the league's Western Division. Wareham currently plays its home games at Clem Spillane Field in the town of Wareham.
Like other Cape Cod Baseball League teams, the Gatemen are funded through merchandise sales, donations, and other fundraising efforts at games such as 50–50 raffles. At the midway point of the 2010 MLB season, the Wareham Gatemen had 23 players at the MLB level.
The Gatemen finished the 2018 Cape Cod Baseball League Season with a 25–17–2 record, placing them first in the Western Division. Wareham went on to sweep the CCBL Playoffs to earn their 8th Cape League Title.