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

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1992 Upper Deck

Cotuit – Jeff Reardon, RP
Boston Red Sox, 1990-92
Cotuit Kettleers, 1974-76

The talented reliever from UMass Amherst via Dalton, MA saved 367 games in the Majors, including 88 in parts of three seasons with Boston. Reardon at one time held the all-time record for saves. He was on the mound for the final out of the 1987 World Series as a member of the Minnesota Twins and closed out the clinching game for the 1990 AL East title for the Sox.

Reardon spent three summers in Cotuit and credits the experience with getting him to the big leagues. He was inducted to the Cape League Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2000.

Lou Merloni, the 1992 Cape League batting champion and a 2010 CCBL Hall of Fame inductee, also played for a summer in Cotuit after competing for Bourne the previous year.

Other Kettleer alumni to play for the Sox include 2004 World Series champions Mark Bellhorn (’93) and Dave McCarty (’89), outfielder Darren Bragg (’89) and infielder Tim Naehring (’87).