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Cape Players in the Film

One of the great things about the Cape Cod Baseball League is you can see future MLB stars up close as they transition from college to professional baseball. You can then follow their progress in the succeeding years as they make their climb through the Minor Leagues. One in seven Cape players eventually make it to the Major Leagues. Touching The Game, The Story of The Cape Cod Baseball League was primarily filmed in the summer of 2003. In this film, we speak to many hopeful prospects about playing on the Cape, and in some cases we follow them through the seven-week CCBL season.

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The following is an update on where those players are now.

Cape Player College Level* Where Are They Now?
Rodney Allen Oklahoma State   Retired
Josh Baker Rice   Retired
Ryan Baty Kansas   Retired
Eric Beattie Tampa   Retired
Dennis Bigley Oral Roberts   Retired
Brandon Boggs Georgia Tech AAA Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Rangers)
Matt Cooksey George Mason   Retired
Trever Crowe Arizona MLB Cleveland Indians
Jeff Frasier Rutgers MLB Deroit Tigers
Sam Fuld Stanford AAA Iowa Cubs (Cubs)
Sean Gamble Auburn   Retired
Kevin Guyette Arizona   Retired
Jeff Hardy Arizona   Retired
Justin Hedrick Northeastern   Free Agent
Chuck Jeroloman Auburn   Retired
Ryan Klosterman Vanderbilt AAA New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins)
Andy Laroche Grayson County CC MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
Chris Lewis Stanford   Retired
Billy Lockin Loyola Maramount   Retired
Don Lucy Stanford AA Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
Matt Macri Notre Dame AAA Rochester Redwings (Twins)
Tommy Manzella Tulane MLB Houston Astros
Justin Maxwell Maryland MLB Nationals
John Mayberry Stanford AAA Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Phillies)
Garrett Mock Houston AAA Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)
Cory Newman So. Illinois   Retired
Cesar Nicholas Vanderbilt AAA Toledo Mudhens (Tigers)
Eric Nielsen UNLV   Free Agent
Jeff Palumbo George Mason   Retired; Asst. Coach at UCF
Dave Purcey Oklahoma MLB Toronto Blue Jays
Robert Ransom Vanderbilt   Retired
Will Startup Georgia A Frederick Keys (Orioles)
Glen Swanson UC Irvine   Free Agent
Jonathon Tucker Florida AA Bowie Baysox (Orioles)
Adam Yates Union   Retired
*Minor League Levels (from highest to lowest):
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+ (advanced)
  • A
  • R (rookie)