2022 will be a very special year for the Cotuit Kettleers as we celebrate the 75th year of baseball on Cape Cod. Many people have contributed over the past 75 years-players, donors, house parents, coaches, volunteers and of course the many fans who have flocked to Lowell Park to watch and cheer for the Kettleers. This is another in the series as we recall the many memories people have of the Cotuit Kettleers!
Tony Capo-Player 1961, 1962, 1963
As a member of a group of players from Holy Cross College, we played in 1961, 1962, 1963. During college time, we played in the College World Series in 1962 and 1963. As players with the Kettleers, we won the Cape Cod League Championship in all three years. I was the first Crawford Team MVP in 1962, playing centerfield and donated my team jacket from that period to the Cotuit Kettlers and it now hangs in the Lowell Park “museum”.
Met my wife of 56 years in Cotuit as she was a Barnstable Life Guard at the Cotuit beaches. My job when I played was to drive the Town garbage truck to many beaches and I got to know her. We now live in Osterville and we get to see games each summer, many with my children and then my grandchildren.
I would like to mention my friendship with Arnold Mycock, Cotuit’s long running greatest fan. He was a wonderful man.
My time on the team was a great experience for me and a fond memory.
From Left to right…Tony Capo, Arnold Mycock and Joe Russo