Top ten Red Sox who played in the Cape Cod Baseball League

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Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right) is chased by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (left) in a run down in the fifth inning during game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Falmouth – Jacoby Ellsbury, OF
Boston Red Sox, 2007-13
Falmouth Commodores, 2004

Before the speedy Ellsbury took center stage at Fenway Park, he was part of the engine that pushed the Commodores to their first appearance in the Cape League finals since 1980. The Oregon State product earned an All-Star nod that season, swiping 12 bases in 15 attempts and displaying ridiculous range in the outfield.

Reportedly, Ellsbury attended a game at Fenway Park during his summer on the Cape and purchaed a Red Sox hat: a sign of things to come.

Relief pitcher David Aardsma (’02), a member of the Red Sox in 2008, was elected to the CCBL Hall of Fame in 2012. Other alumni include John Tudor (’75), woeful Sox catching acquisition Javy Lopez (’97), the equally woeful Kevin Cash (’99), and the original LOOGY Tony Fossas (’78).