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

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Feb 21, 2014; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox special assistants to the general manager Jason Varitek (33) heads towards the practice field during spring training at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Hyannis – Jason Varitek, C
Boston Red Sox, 1997-2010
Hyannis Harbor Hawks, 1991, ‘93

Before he was captain of the Red Sox, before he caught four no-hitters and established a reputation as one of the best catchers in the Majors, Varitek spent two summers with the then-Hyannis Mets, his time split by a stint with Team USA. Varitek won the Cape League MVP and Thurman Munson Award in 1993 with a .371 average, getting on base more than 50% of the time. He was elected to the Cape League Hall of Fame in 2002.

Other distinguished Hyannis alumni include current Sox manager John Farrell (’82), recently-demoted center fielder Jackie Bradley (’09), 1990’s Sox infield cog John Valentin (’88), Varitek’s fellow backstop Doug Mirabelli (’90), infielder Eric Hinske (’97) and the legendary John “Way Back” Wasdin (’92), who gave up far too many long balls but will always be remembered for his incredible 7-0 start in 1999.