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2022 IN MEMORIAM CAA




        PAUL GALOP
        Paul joined the Chatham Athletic Association (CAA) in the early 1980’s before moving to New Hampshire. When Paul
        returned to Chatham in 1991, he rejoined the CAA where he remained until 2002.  Paul took on numerous responsibilities
        within the CAA, he began as a volunteer, then expanded his CAA role by becoming a host parent, the team’s public
        address announcer, and then rotating with close friend Peter Troy between serving terms as the Board President and the
        Board Treasurer.
        Paul’s passion for the Chatham A’s was deep. Each year the Galops housed four college baseball players who immediately
        became members of Paul’s family.  In many cases the players became Paul’s lifetime friends, often seeking Paul’s advice.
        While his advice often came with a joke or a one liner, Paul’s humor served many purposes, truly a trait that anyone that
        knew Paul will always cherish.
        Paul’s participation with the Chatham A’s came during a great period in the team’s history. Three championships were
        won in the 90’s decade, and Paul’s contributions both on and off the field demonstrated his hard work, creativity and
        energy.  Paul was always looking for ways to improve the fan experience along with our team revenues, both of which
        he was usually successful at achieving.
        In 2002 the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) came calling and Paul was offered, and accepted, the position of CCBL Commissioner where he remained for fifteen years, overseeing
        many challenges and changes to summer collegiate baseball.
        Paul was a great husband, father and grandfather who had many friends.  Beyond baseball, Paul, his wife Laurie, daughter Kate and son Pete were active members of the Chatham
        and Lower Cape community. If there was cause to help the less fortunate the Galop family was often involved.
        Paul was everyone’s friend, but his true love was his wife Laurie and his immediate family.  He was the model of unconditional love and a role model for every husband, father and
        grandfather. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Galop family. He was deeply proud of all of them.
        To know Paul made one’s life better and we will miss him deeply.  May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.


        JOHN MAYOTTE
        One of our former head coaches, John Mayotte, passed away in January.  Coach Mayotte coached Chatham from 1983-1987,
        and was named the Cape Cod Baseball League Manager of the Year in 1985.  Coach Mayotte compiled a 103-102-5 record in
        his five seasons at Chatham’s helm.  Several future Major League players including Joey Cora, Tim McIntosh, Mark Petkovsek,
        Marvin Freeman, Bobby Witt, Scott Coolbaugh, Albert Belle, Darrin Fletcher and Jeff Bagwell played for Chatham under
        Coach Mayotte.
        Several former players commented on how important Coach Mayotte was to not only their baseball development, but also
        to their development as young men.  Coach Mayotte was always there to address any issues his players faced, and because
        of this closeness to his players many of them remained friends with him long after their playing days ended.















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