Beach Chairs and Baseball Bats: A Celebration of the Cape Cod Baseball League! Reviews
Beach Chairs and Baseball Bats
A Celebration of the Cape Cod Baseball League



"A fascinating book as accessible to the novice as it is to the die-hard fan ... will surely delight both locals and tourists equally ... a lively narrative that covers every aspect of the league in fascinating detail ..."

The Cape Codder
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"Does an excellent job of weaving in players' interviews while detailing every aspect of the league ... a must read for every fan."

Judy Walden Scarafile, President
Cape Cod Baseball League

"Takes the reader 'round the bases, introducing players, managers, ball parks ... offers answers to the questions that fans ask, but no one knows how to answer, such as: Who decides who plays where and for whom? How can you host a player in your home? What is it like for players to spend a summer so far away from family and friends? Beach Chairs and Baseball Bats features chapter titles that beg the reader to continue, 'She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not,' 'Blue Moon Rising,' 'Tending the Revolving Door,' and 'No Tomorrow.'"

Annie Saganic, West Falmouth Library
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"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book. I have been collecting books about the CCBL in order to keep with all of Dad's awards, letters of appreciation and pictures of his umpiring days. Your book gave all fans a special insight into the League. Thank you so much for putting it on paper for generations to enjoy."

Gail Wiley, daughter of Cape League
Hall of Fame Umpire Curly Clement

"The perfect beach read!"

Marshall Canosa, Coach
Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox

"This book has brought back many great memories, as the summer I played on the Cape was one of the best of my life."

Dave Staton, former Brewster Whitecap and San Diego Padre,
and member of the Cape League Hall of Fame

"Weissman captures the essence of the Cape League and makes you pine for summer and baseball 365 days a year."

Peter Frechette, Coordinating Producer
Touching the Game

"Steve Weissman slugs the game out of the pages with such enthusiasm you get three times 'round the bases -- wrapped by by all the color, passion, chatter and family fun that can fit in the stands!"

John J. Heney, Author, The Thunder Within

"Goes beyond the baseball and captures the Cape League experience ... best of all, it answered all of the questions I had about the CCBL ... This book is a compelling, feel-good read -- I read it twice this summer and may end up reading it again this winter when I want to recapture a little of that summer magic."

Ted Farmer (Massachusetts) on

"If you know nothing about the league or even baseball itself now, you will become a fan as you read. This book really captures the great human stories and the inner workings of the league. When I meet people who don't know why baseball is still America's pastime, I show them this book ... it is great that such a pure baseball experience still exists and we can all enjoy it! A great slice of Americana!"

Julia Simpson (Boston) on

"This book is the best option for anyone who has been, or plans to go to a Cape game and wants to learn more about the league."

Andrew Wirtanen (Massachusetts) on