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Celebrate John Schiffner's CCBL career with induction into the league's Hall of Fame

by Anglers Media Team
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Celebrate John Schiffner's CCBL career with induction into the league's Hall of Fame

Former Chatham manager John Schiffner will be inducted in to the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame on December 1 at the Chatham Bars Inn.

Limited tickets are on sale now for $90. To purchase tickets and for information about the event please call Mary Henderson (508) 432-4298.

Schiffer stepped down last summer after 25 years managing in Chatham. The Providence graduate guided the Anglers to two CCBL championships, six East titles, 15 playoffs and 541 regular season wins before retiring after 2017. From 1978-82, Schiffner served as assistant for Chatham and scout with Montreal until 1988. He returned to Chatham in 1990 as assistant under Manager Rich Hill until being named manager July 7, 1993. Schiffner has coached and managed close to 1,000 players, including 39 first round draft picks and 125 Major Leaguers, including Evan Longoria, Andrew Miller and Kris Bryant. He served as coach of Plainfield HS from 1978-2011, guiding team to state tournaments in 31 of his 33 years. In 2001, Schiffner was named ABCA, District I, Div. III National HS Coach of the Year and in 2000, honored as Connecticut HS Baseball Coach of the Year. While at Providence, Schiffner captained baseball team and played with Harwich Mariners from 1974-76. He’s currently assistant coach at U. Maine/Orono. Schiffner, who lives with wife, Martha, in Harwich, was named to Connecticut High School Coaches Association's Hall of Fame.

Arthur "Ace" Adams, Barbara Ellsworth, Peter Gammons, Craig Hansen and Mark Sweeney will also be inducted as part of this year's Cape League Hall of Fame class.