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CCBL Hall of Fame welcomes 12th class

by Anglers Media Team
Monday, November 21, 2011

CCBL Hall of Fame welcomes 12th class
CHATHAM - The Cape Cod Baseball League has inducted its 12th Hall of Fame class. Former A's Mike Lowell ('94) and David Bush ('00-01), along with six other Cape League alumni, were enshrined in a private plaque unveiling Friday evening at the JFK Hyannis Museum. The weekend's festivities continued Saturday at Chatham Bars Inn beginning with a brunch in CBI's Main Dining Room, followed by the presentation of inductees in CBI's Monomoy Meeting House.

David Bush and John Schneider

John Schiffner and Mike Lowell
Also recognized by the CCBL Hall of Fame were Peter and Diane Troy. The longtime Chatham Athletic Association volunteers received the Fred Ebbett Lifetime Achievement Award, the first husband and wife combination to be so honored.

The addition of Bush and Lowell brings the total number of Chatham players and coaches in the CCBL Hall of Fame to 20, listed below by year of induction.

Chatham Alumni in CCBL Hall of Fame

2000 Ed Lyons, manager ('76-82); Thurman Munson ('67)
2002 George Greer ('66-67)
2003 Ed Baird ('65-67); Joe Jabar ('66-67)
2004 John Caneira ('73); Don Reed, coach ('85-86)
2005 Ken Voges ('63)
2006 Steve Duda ('91-92); Rik Currier ('98-99)
2007 Steve Saradnik ('64-67); Walt Terrell ('79)
2008 Derrick DePriest ('99); Mike Stenhouse ('77-79)
2009 Zane Carlson ('01-03); Joe "Skip" Lewis, manager ('65-69)
2010 Tom Grieve ('66); Tom Weir ('66)
2011 Dave Bush ('00-01); Mike Lowell ('94)

David Bush (Chatham, 2000 & 2001)
Presented by Chatham teammate John Schneider, the hard-throwing Wake Forest right-hander posted impressive-back-to-back seasons in the A's bullpen, posting a 0-1 record with a league-leading 11 saves and 0.84 ERA in 2000 and returning with a 1-1 mark, a microscopic 0.34 ERA and one save in 01. A native of Berwyn, Pa., Bush was drafted by Toronto in the second round in 2002 and played two seasons with the Blue Jays, compiling a 10-14 record with a 4.15 ERA, before being traded to Milwaukee, where he pitched from 2006-2010. He joined the Texas Rangers during the offseason, moved from Texas to the Chicago Cubs organization and finally joined the Phillies.

Mike Lowell (Chatham, 1994)
John Schiffner's first recruit as manager of the Chatham A's turned out to be a World Series MVP. Seventeen years after his summer on the Cape, and four years after winning the Fall Classic with Boston, Mike Lowell was presented to the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame by the manager who called him a "team leader" even back in 1994. The Florida International product was a .307 hitter that summer with a fifth-in-the-league total of 51 hits. A fine defensive second baseman, Mike was chosen for the CCBL All-Star Team, showing the potential that prompted the Yankees to make him their 20th-round draft choice the following spring. After three impressive minor league seasons, Mike was called up by New York in September 1998, launching a 13-year MLB career, the last five as the Red Sox regular third baseman. Mike made four All-Star teams and was the 2007 World Series MVP for Boston. He also was the Sox MVP and Good Guy Award winner that year. Mike was born in San Juan, PR and grew up in Miami, graduating from Coral Gables High School.


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