The Cape League today announced an unbelievable class of inductees to its Hall of Fame. I had to read the press release twice. Hall of Famer Harold “Pie” Traynor posthumously heads the 10-member Class of 2009. Longtime Pirates third baseman Traynor played for both Falmouth and Oak Bluffs in 1919 and is one of only two Cape Leaguers to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (catcher Carlton Fisk is the other.).
Traynor is joined by four other former big leaguers:
- Cotuit outfielder Greg Vaughn, who starred for the Brewers;
- Harwich hurler Joe Magrane, who pitched for the Cardinals, White Sox and Angels;
- Hyannis catcher Bill Schroeder, a former Brewers player and current television analyst;
- Orleans double threat Art Quirk, who pitched for the Orioles and Senators;
- Wareham and Yarmouth-Dennis designated hitter/first baseman Mark Angelo;
- Orleans slugger John Awdycki;
- Chatham closer Zane Carlson;
- All-Star player and manager Lou Lamoriello;
- Chatham manager Joe “Skip” Lewis.
Bobby Valentine and Peter Gammons will attend the Nov. 14th induction.