Schroeder, Vaughn honored by Cape League
The historic Cape Cod Baseball League inducted 10 new members to its Hall of Fame including Pie Traynor, who also has a spot in Cooperstown, and a pair of former Brewers.
Here are the entries on that duo from a story in the Cape Cod Times. Thanks to the guys at Brewerfan.net for pointing me to the story:
Bill Schroeder, Hyannis – A slugging catcher, he led Clemson to the 1978 ACC championship and continued his heavy hitting as he sparked the Hyannis Mets to a dominating 31-11 CCBL season. His 15 home runs set single-season records that still stand for the most ever by a Met and most by a Cape League catcher. He was the seventh player to lead the league in two Triple Crown categories – home runs (15) and RBI (38) – and received three post-season honors – All-League catcher, Outstanding Pro Prospect and Most Valuable Player. He was voted the first-team catcher on the CCBL 1970s All-Decade Team. He played eight MLB seasons, the first six with Milwaukee, which drafted him in the eighth round in 1979, and has been an analyst on Brewers telecasts since 1995.
Greg Vaughn, Cotuit – The Sacramento City star led Cotuit to two Cape League championships in his two seasons with the Kettleers. He hit .261 with four home runs and 12 stolen bases in 1984 and returned in 1985 to win league MVP honors by batting .343 with 10 home runs, 29 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He is one of six players to reach double digits in both steals and home runs in a season. Vaughn signed with Milwaukee after being drafted in the first round in 1986. He also played for the Padres, Reds, Devil Rays and Rockies. Vaughn belted 50 home runs in 1998 and was a four-time MLB All-Star.
An enshrinement ceremony is planned for noon ET on Saturday for the 10 new inductees, who bring the Cape’s Hall of Fame membership to 98.
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