Alphabetically he is the first Major Leaguer in the book. Now he can add another distinction: Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame. David Aardsma (Falmouth), Seattle Mariners closer, heads (again, alphabetically) a list of 10 men announced this weekend to the CCBL Hall of Fame.
Inductees include former Texas Rangers slugger, general manager and current broadcaster Tom Grieve (Chatham), former Boston Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni (Bourne/Cotuit), former major league record-setting closer Wayne Granger (Sagamore). Also slated for induction are the Harwich trio of southpaw Peter Ford, pitcher/outfielder Casey Close and slugging outfielder Michael Loggins; Cotuit right-hander Jack Cressend, who also made it from the Cape League to the big leagues; the late Chatham catcher Tom Weir, and longtime Wareham GM and manager Steve Robbins.