Bourne Braves

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Team Bio[edit]

The Bourne Braves joined the Cape Cod Baseball League in 1988 as an expansion team. The Braves play their home games in Bourne, MA at Doran Park. The Braves have won the CCBL championship just once, in 2009.

The Bourne Braves, like other summer college baseball teams, are dedicated and designed to provide minor league level competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball and routinely send players to the MLB amateur draft. The Braves 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 Bourne Braves 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.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs
1988 12-29-3 Jim Watkins
1989 24-17-3 Jim Watkins 1st Round
1990 19-24-1 Jim Watkins
1991 20-20-4 Bob Gendron
1992 19-23-1 Bob Gendron
1993 15-28-1 Bob Gendron
1994 12-28-3 Nino Giarratano/Bob Stead
1995 18-23-3 Bob Stead
1996 18-25-1 Bob Stead
1997 27-17-2 Kevin O'Sullivan 1st Round
1998 20-21-3 Jayson King 1st Round
1999 23-20-1 Mike Rikard
2000 13-29-1 Mike Rikard
2001 23-18-3 Spencer Graham 1st Round
2002 16-24-4 Matt Noone
2003 23-19-1 Harvey Shapiro Runner Up
2004 19-24-1 Harvey Shapiro
2005 26-17-1 Harvey Shapiro Runner Up
2006 9-32 Harvey Shapiro
2007 25-17-2 Harvey Shapiro 1st Round
2008 23-20-1 Harvey Shapiro 1st Round
2009 25-17-2 Harvey Shapiro Champions
2010 24-20 Harvey Shapiro 1st Round
2011 22-20-2 Harvey Shapiro 1st Round
2012 17-27 Harvey Shapiro Semi-final
2013 21-21-1 Harvey Shapiro Semi-final
2014 28-15-1 Harvey Shapiro 1st Round
2015 22-20-2 Harvey Shapiro Semi-final
2016 21-21-2 Harvey Shapiro Semi-final
2017 22-22 Harvey Shapiro Runner Up