Harwich is another long-time member of the Cape League. While not as well known as Chatham or Orleans, the Mariners have captured four league championships (1983, 1987, 2008, and 2011). Harwich alumni include Kevin Millar (1992), Shaun Marcum (2002), and Tim Lincecum (2005).
Harwich’s Whitehouse Field is a great place to catch an evening Cape Cod Baseball League game. The field is surrounded by woods, tucked behind Harwich High School. There is usually plenty of space in the bleachers on either side of the field, but space is also available to place lawn chairs just past the bleachers. When visiting Whitehouse Field, make sure to pack bug spray as the mosquitoes can be annoying.
If you are planning to catch an evening game at Whitehouse Field, you might as well make it a day in Harwich as the seaside community has a lot to offer. The Sweet and Sour Pancakes (filled with cranberries and blueberries) at Dino’s Harwich Port Grille (561 Main Street (Route 28), Harwich Port) are a great way to start the day on the Cape. After breakfast, find a parking spot, and take a stroll down Main Street in Harwich Port. Then visit Bank Street Beach or head over to Pleasant Lake to spend the afternoon.
Looking for dinner before the game, try out a few options popular with the locals. Get ready for the Harwich game at the Hot Stove Saloon (551 Route 28 #4, Harwich Port), a historic-baseball-themed pub in Harwich Port. In the mood for pizza, some of the best pizza on Cape Cod can be found at George’s Pizza House (564 Main Street (Route 28), Harwich Port). To satisfy a wide variety of tastes, 400 East (1421 Orleans Road #21, Harwich) offers everything from salads to burgers to pasta and pizza. For seafood, Brax Landing Restaurant (705 Route 28, Harwich) is a solid choice.
After the game, Sundae School (606 Main Street, Harwich Port) and the Schoolhouse Ice Cream & Yogurt (749 Route 28, Harwich Port) both serve wonderful ice cream in a wide variety of flavors.
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