The Harwich Mariners
are a collegiate summer baseball
team based in Harwich, MA
. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League
and plays in the league's Eastern Division. Harwich currently plays its home games at Whitehouse Field
in the historic village of Harwich Center. Like other Cape League teams, the Mariners are funded through merchandise and concession sales, donations, and other fundraising efforts at games such as fifty-fifty raffles.
Harwich has only reached the championship series on four occasions in the past 27 years, but has won the title three of those times. In 2008, the Mariners made only their eleventh playoff appearance, just the second since their 1987 title. They won five of six to close the regular season with a record of 24-20, good for second in the Eastern Division. The Mariners swept through the postseason defeating East Champion Orleans 4-3 and 1-0 (18 inn.) and West Champion Cotuit 11-2 and 2-1.
The Mariners have been a member of the Cape League since 1930, when the team first began play in Harwich. In the league's Modern Era, the team has qualified for the playoffs on ten different occasions. Their first appearance came in 1968, when Harwich dropped the championship series three games to one to the Falmouth Commodores
in what would become the first of Falmouth's four consecutive titles between 1968 and 1971.
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