Peter Gammons among six to be inducted into Cape Cod League Hall of Fame
Longtime baseball reporter Peter Gammons will be one of six honorees inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame Saturday morning in ceremonies at the Chatham Bars Inn.
Gammons began his career at the Globe in the late 1960s and went on to become a three-time National Sportswriter of the Year. He also worked in broadcast roles with ESPN and MLB Network.
The other inductees:
■ Former Harwich closer Craig Hansen was drafted by the Red Sox in 2005 and became the first player in franchise history to play a major league game the same year he was drafted.
■ Holliston native Mark Sweeney won playoff MVP honors in 1989 and led Yarmouth-Dennis to consecutive championships in 1989-90. He went on to finish second in major league history with 175 pinch hits.
Arthur “Ace” Adams earns the nod after a 42-year coaching career and a three-year playing career as a pitcher in the Cape League from 1972-74.
■ John Schiffner coached Chatham to two league championships and 541 regular-season wins over 25 years before retiring in 2017.
■ Late Cape League executive board member and Yarmouth-Dennis executive Barbara Ellsworth hosted 153 players, including 12 current and former major leaguers, over 34 years as a league executive.
Also, Boston TV personality Scott Wahle will receive the Fred Ebbett Lifetime Achievement Award and longtime scorer and statistician Chris Thoms, who is now the official scoring supervisor of the Cape League, will receive the Richard Sullivan Executive of the Year Award.