Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox
The Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox, or Y-D Red Sox, are a collegiate summer baseball team based in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) and plays in the league's Eastern Division. The Red Sox play their home games at Red Wilson Field on the campus of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.
|Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox|
|League||Cape Cod Baseball League (Eastern Division)|
|Location||South Yarmouth, Massachusetts|
|Ballpark||Merrill "Red" WIlson Field|
|League championships||1958, 1960, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|Former name(s)||Yarmouth Indians (1946-67)|
Yarmouth Red Sox (1968-76)
|General Manager||Steven Faucher|
|President||George M Barton|
The Red Sox most recently won the CCBL championship in 2016 when they defeated the Falmouth Commodores two games to one to win the best of three championship series. The title was the team's third consecutive and sixth in a 13-year span. The Red Sox also won back-to-back league titles in 1989 and 1990. The team has been led since 1998 by Cypress College field manager Scott Pickler.
- 1 History
- 1.1 The Pre-Modern Era
- 1.2 The Modern Era (1963-present)
- 2 CCBL Hall of Fame inductees
- 3 Famous alumni
- 4 Yearly results
- 5 League Award Winners
- 6 Managerial History
- 7 Red Sox in Media
- 8 Fan Culture
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
The Pre-Modern EraEdit
Baseball in the town of Yarmouth dates back to the early days of the sport on Cape Cod. The "Yarmouth Mattakeesetts" were organized in 1867 and battled the "Barnstable Cummaquids" on at least three occasions that year. After splitting their first two recorded contests, the seemingly evenly-matched teams met for a highly-anticipated third game, this time as an attraction at the Barnstable County Fair. The Cummaquids took the lopsided match, 30-13, and with their victory secured the prize of a "beautiful silver mounted carved black walnut bat costing $15." The Yarmouth team met up with a team from Barnstable again in 1883 for a July 4 contest that had become an annual event.
The 1940s through the early 1960s: a border rivalry and two league titlesEdit
The Cape League reorganized in 1946 after a hiatus during World War II. The "Yarmouth Indians" and "Dennis Clippers" played in the Lower Cape division. The Indians played at the John Simpkins school in South Yarmouth, while the Clippers' played home games at the Ezra Baker school in South Dennis. The neighboring towns developed a heated rivalry throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Baker Field in Dennis was the first in the Lower Cape league to have lights, which were installed in 1949, and also boasted an electronic scoreboard. The Lower Cape teams held their annual all-star game under the Baker lights in 1949, the Dennis diamond being considered one of the finest in the Cape League at the time.
In 1956, Merrill "Red" Wilson joined the Indians, and became a seven-time all-star catcher for Yarmouth. He was named Lower Cape league MVP in 1961, and led the Indians to CCBL championships in 1958 and 1960, defeating the powerful Sagamore Clouters for both titles. The 1958 team featured CCBL hall of famer Jim Hubbard, an outfielder who went on to manage Cotuit to four consecutive Cape League titles in the 1960s.
Wilson would later skipper the Yarmouth/Y-D team for sixteen seasons. A beloved teacher, administrator, coach and athletic director at Dennis-Yarmouth High School, the baseball diamond shared by the school with the Y-D Red Sox was renamed in his honor in 1981. Wilson was inducted into the CCBL hall of fame as part of its inaugural class in 2000.
The Modern Era (1963-present)Edit
In 1963, the CCBL was reorganized and became officially sanctioned by the NCAA. The league would no longer be characterized by "town teams" who fielded mainly Cape Cod residents, but would now be a formal collegiate league. Teams began to recruit college players and coaches from an increasingly wide geographic radius.
The league was originally composed of ten teams, which were divided into Upper Cape and Lower Cape divisions. Yarmouth joined Harwich, Chatham, Orleans and a team from Otis Air Force Base in the Lower Cape division.
The 1960s and 1970sEdit
Yarmouth's 1965 team featured Colby College hurler Joe Jabar, who went 7-4 for the Indians on the season. He pitched nine complete games and fanned 74 batters in 14 starts, and was named the Lower Cape Division's starting pitcher at the 1965 CCBL All-Star Game. Jabar went on to pitch two more stellar seasons in the CCBL with Chatham, and was inducted into the CCBL hall of fame in 2003.
In 1967, Yarmouth was managed by CCBL hall of famer Lou Lamoriello. A former all-star player in the league, Lamoriello had managed Sagamore to the league title in 1965. He recruited a rising high school senior from Connecticut to play for his 1967 Yarmouth team, and the 17-year-old Bobby Valentine proceeded to bat .294 against the Cape League's elite collegiate pitching that summer, while leading the league in runs scored. Valentine's performance impressed the Los Angeles Dodgers, who made him the 5th overall pick in the following year's MLB draft. Valentine's roommate at Yarmouth was CCBL hall of famer Dan DeMichele, himself a three-time CCBL all-star who had played on Lamoriello's championship 1965 Sagamore squad.
In 1968, manager Red Wilson returned to his position after a one-year hiatus, and the team became known as the "Yarmouth Red Sox". Beginning in the early 1960s, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce had annually invited Boston Red Sox players, officials, and their families to take an all-expenses-paid getaway to Yarmouth during the MLB All-Star break, an event that had been billed as "Yarmouth Red Sox Day". The 1968 decision to change the team name "[recognized] the remarkable success of the annual visit to Yarmouth of the Boston team...which has established a special relationship between Yarmouth and the Red Sox," and capitalized on local excitement surrounding the Boston team's 1967 "Impossible Dream" season.
In 1973 the team's home games were moved from Simpkins Field to the Dennis-Yarmouth high school baseball diamond, and Yarmouth proceeded to make its first appearance in the league championship series in the modern era. The team featured future major leaguer Dave Schuler, who was the winning pitcher in the league all-star game that year. Despite posting a losing record in the regular season, skipper Red Wilson's Red Sox upset regular-season champion Chatham in the semi-final playoff series. Yarmouth went on to drop the championship series in five games to a Cotuit team that was in the midst of a string of four consecutive league titles.
In 1977, the team name was expanded to take in the town of Dennis, and in a repeat of 1973, the now "Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox" defeated Chatham in the playoff semi-finals but fell to Cotuit in the championship series. Y-D was led by future New York Yankees slugger Steve Balboni. Balboni hit 13 home runs for Y-D in 1977, and clobbered another two over Fenway Park's Green Monster in the annual CCBL all-star game. He was named league MVP and outstanding pro prospect, and was inducted into the CCBL hall of fame in 2006.
The 1980s and 1990s bring back-to-back championshipsEdit
Y-D returned to the league championship series in 1987, fueled by league MVP and CCBL hall of famer Mickey Morandini, who led the league in batting (.376) and established a new CCBL single-season record with 43 stolen bases. Despite losing the title series to Harwich, the 1987 season marked the beginning of a four-year stretch under CCBL hall of fame skipper Don Reed in which the Red Sox would make the playoffs each season, including three consecutive East division regular season titles, and back-to-back league championships. The 1988 team featured future major leaguers Mike Mordecai, Denny Neagle, and CCBL hall of famer Eric Wedge, but was bounced from the playoffs in the semi-finals by Orleans.
In 1989, the Red Sox broke through with their first league title of the modern era. The team finished the regular season in first place atop the East division, then faced Brewster in the playoff semi-finals. Y-D took Game 1 from the Whitecaps, 2-1 in 15 innings, and finished the series sweep with a 4-3 victory. In the league championship series, the Red Sox faced the Hyannis Mets. In Game 1 at Red Wilson Field, Red Sox hurler Jim Dougherty tossed a three-hit shutout and the Sox got homers from league MVP Kurt Olson Y-D and Holliston, Massachusetts native Mark Sweeney to stomp the Mets, 9-0. Game 2 was played in a steady rain at McKeon Field. Y-D got two triples from Sweeney and came away with a 6-1 triumph to sweep the series and claim the league crown. Sweeney, who hit .500 in 20 postseason at-bats, was named playoff MVP.
Sweeney, the star of the 1989 title club, returned to the Sox for the 1990 campaign. Y-D again finished the regular season atop the East division, and swept Orleans in the semi-final playoff series. The Sox would face a talented Wareham team in the title series. Y-D got 19 hits in Game 1 at home to outslug the Gatemen, 14-7. Sox catcher Kirk Piskor blasted three long balls in the game, including two in the eight-run third inning. Wareham held serve in Game 2, holding Y-D to just six hits en route to a 6-0 shutout at Clem Spillane Field. Game 3 went down to the wire, with Sweeney knocking a game-winning walk-off RBI in the ninth to give the Sox an 8-7 win and their second consecutive CCBL championship. Playoff MVP honors went to Piskor, and two-time title series hero Sweeney would later be inducted into the CCBL hall of fame. After the series, it was announced that winning Red Sox skipper Don Reed would not be asked to return the following season due to "philosophical differences."  Reed went on to manage Wareham throughout the 1990s, where he won another pair of CCBL titles.
After its 1990 title, Y-D suffered a 10-season playoff drought, but the team nevertheless featured several notable players. The 1991 team was led by league MVP Brent Killen, and the 1993 team featured two top pitchers in the league's Outstanding Pro Prospect Chris Clemons and the league's Outstanding Pitcher Andy Taulbee. Jon Petke led the CCBL in batting in 1994 with a .379 mark, and sluggers Todd Greene and Eddy Furniss claimed the all-star home run hitting titles in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Y-D's 1997 team featured league batting champ Jason McConnell (.345), and home run champ Edmund Muth (7), the East Division MVP of the all-star game.
Three titles in four years mark the 2000sEdit
Led by manager Scott Pickler, Y-D took three CCBL championship crowns in four years in the 2000s. Pickler's first title came in 2004, when the team rolled through the playoffs, sweeping Brewster in the semi-finals, and sweeping Falmouth in the finals. Game 2 of the finals was an all-time classic, with the Sox coming back to tie the game at Guv Fuller Field in the ninth inning on a Frank Curreri RBI. With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth, Y-D outfielder Jim Rapaport made a game-saving diving catch on a sinking liner to right. In the top of the 11th, Y-D opened it up with four runs, including a two-run bomb by Nick Moresi, to secure the 8-4 victory and claim the league crown. Y-D was led by playoff co-MVPs shortstop Ryan Rohlinger and pitcher Joshua Faiola. Rohlinger hit .429 in the postseason, including a game-winning 8th inning homer in Game 1 of the title series and a key squeeze bunt in the 11th inning of the Game 2 finale. Faiola earned the save in Game 1 of the finals, then got the win in Game 2, pitching two innings of scoreless relief.
Pickler's 2006 team featured future San Francisco Giants all-star catcher Buster Posey, who was a CCBL all-star at shortstop. The team was particularly strong on the mound, boasting the league's Outstanding Pitcher Terry Doyle and the Outstanding Relief Pitcher Josh Fields. Doyle, a Warwick, Rhode Island native and Boston College product, struck out 52 on the season, including 12 in his July 16 no-hit performance against Chatham. Y-D lost Game 1 of its semi-final playoff series at home against Brewster, but went on the road to claim Game 2 and won the series at home in Game 3. The same sequence repeated in the finals, as Y-D dropped Game 1 at home to Wareham, only to tie the series with a road victory, and claim the championship at home in front of a crowd of over 8,000 at Red Wilson Field. In the decisive game, Y-D starter Doyle was perfect through four, going six innings with nine strikeouts and one walk and allowing only one run. Playoff MVP honors went to Red Sox reliever David Robertson, who pitched a perfect three innings with seven strikeouts to close out the Gatemen in the finale.
Posey returned for the 2007 campaign, and was surrounded by perhaps an even more talented squad. He shared time at shortstop with future major leaguer Gordon Beckham, and at catcher with future major leaguer Jason Castro, both of whom were named all-star starters for the East division in 2007, with Posey making the all-star team as a reserve. Beckham would lead the league in dingers with nine, and was tied for tops in RBI with 35. The team also featured the league's Outstanding Relief Pitcher, Nick Cassavechia, who led the league with 11 saves while recording a 1.07 ERA with 24 strikeouts and only three walks in 25.1 innings of work. The team cruised to the playoffs with a dominating 31-12-1 regular season record. As in 2004, the Red Sox swept the final series against Falmouth, again winning the final game in Falmouth in dramatic fashion by scoring the go-ahead run on a Nick Romero suicide squeeze in the eighth inning scoring Posey. Castro scored another on a passed ball and Y-D's 2-0 lead held up. Playoff MVP honors went to Game 2 starter Trevor Holder who held the Commodores to one hit in eight innings while striking out ten. Holder gave way to Cassavechia who struck out the side in the ninth to claim the title for Y-D. The Red Sox had won their third title in four years, and the 2007 trio of Posey, Beckham and Castro would go on to be selected as three of the top ten picks in the 2008 MLB draft.
Pickler's 2009 team again featured the league's top pitchers. The tall southpaw and future Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale won the CCBL Outstanding Pitcher award, fanning a league-high 57 batters while walking only nine in 55 innings of work with a 1.47 ERA. CCBL Outstanding Relief Pitcher Tyler Burgoon led the league with 12 saves, striking out 34 in 21.1 innings with a 1.69 ERA.
The 2010s and a Y-D "three-peat"Edit
After winning three titles in four years with the Red Sox in the 2000s, manager Scott Pickler bested that feat in the 2010s, skippering Y-D to three consecutive league championships from 2014 to 2016, qualifying for postseason play in every year of the decade, and reaching the finals series five times.
Y-D boasted the East Division all-star MVP in three consecutive seasons with Caleb Ramsey in 2010, James Ramsey (no relation) in 2011, and Alex Blandino in 2012. The Red Sox also owned consecutive league batting crowns with Stephen Piscotty's .349 mark in 2011 and Patrick Biondi's .388 in 2012. The team reached the league championship series in 2010 and again in 2012, but were shut down by Cotuit and Wareham respectively.
The 2014 Red Sox featured future major leaguers Andrew Stevenson and Walker Buehler, and the league's Outstanding Pro Prospect and Outstanding Relief Pitcher, Phil Bickford. Buehler pitched eight shutout innings for the win in Game 1 of the championship series, and the team closed out the sweep of Falmouth at home in Game 2 with Bickford throwing the final three scoreless innings for the save. Playoff MVP honors were shared by Buehler and late-season call-up catcher Marcus Mastrobuoni, who batted .444 in the playoffs and went 5-for-6 while driving in five of the team's 15 runs in the championship series.
Y-D found its way to the title series again in 2015, where the Red Sox bested Hyannis in three games. Hyannis crushed the Sox 8-1 in Game 1 at McKeon Park, but Y-D bounced back with a 9-3 victory at home in Game 2 behind the stellar mound work of Ricky Thomas. In Game 3, the Sox returned to Hyannis and avenged their 8-1 Game 1 defeat, this time coming out on top of an 8-1 tally. Cole Billingsley's three-run eighth-inning homer sealed the deal, and Y-D took home their second consecutive league title. Playoff MVPs for Y-D were infielder Donnie Walton and pitcher Ben Bowden.
The Red Sox completed the "three-peat" in 2016, coming back from a 0-1 series deficit to Falmouth to take the next two and the title. After falling to Falmouth 5-4 in Game 1 at Guv Fuller Field, Y-D knotted the series at home with a 9-4 win in Game 2. The Sox went up on the Commodores early in Game 3, scoring three runs in the first two innings to take a 3-0 lead that would hold up as the final tally. Kevin Smith was awarded playoff MVP honors, having batted .370 with three homers in the playoffs. His sixth league championship, the 2016 title tied Scott Pickler with Falmouth's Bill Livesey for CCBL career championships by a manager. Pickler was inducted into the CCBL hall of fame in 2019.
Y-D again boasted the league's top pitchers in 2017 with CCBL Outstanding Pitcher Kris Bubic and Outstanding Relief Pitcher Riley McCauley. The 2019 Red Sox were led by the league's Outstanding Pro Prospect Austin Wells, who batted .308 with seven homers.
CCBL Hall of Fame inducteesEdit
The CCBL Hall of Fame and Museum is a history museum and hall of fame honoring past players, coaches, and others who have made outstanding contributions to the CCBL. Below are the inductees who spent all or part of their time in the Cape League with Yarmouth-Dennis.
|2000||Merrill "Red" Wilson||Player/Manager|
- John Baker 2000-2001
- Steve Balboni 1977
- Gordon Beckham 2007
- Alan Benes 1991
- Shane Bieber 2015
- Craig Biggio 1986
- Mike Bordick 1986
- Michael Bourn 2002
- Walker Buehler 2014
- Jason Castro 2007
- Anthony DeSclafani 2010
- Scott Downs 1996
- Morgan Ensberg 1997
- Chad Fonville 1991
- Jake Fox 2002
- Chi Chi Gonzalez 2012
- Todd Greene 1992
- Brad Hawpe 1999
- Philip Humber 2003
- Nick Hundley 2003
- Rob Johnson 2003
- Joe Kelly 2008
- Jake Lamb 2011
- Matt LaPorta 2004
- Mike LaValliere 1981
- John Mayberry, Jr. 2003
- Kirk McCaskill 1980
- Daniel McCutchen 2004-2005
- Garrett Mock 2002-2003
- Mickey Morandini 1987
- Mike Mordecai 1988
- Brandon Morrow 2004-2005
- Jeff Musselman 1984
- Denny Neagle 1988
- David Newhan 1993-1994
- Russ Ortiz 1994
- Joe Panik, 2010
- Stephen Piscotty, 2011
- Buster Posey 2006-2007
- J. J. Putz 1997
- Anthony Ranaudo 2008
- Mark Reynolds 2002
- Bert Roberge 1975
- David Robertson 2006
- Chris Sale 2009
- Dave Schuler 1972-1973
- Andrew Stevenson 2014
- Mark Sweeney 1989-1990
- Chris Taylor 2011
- Will Toffey, 2015-2016
- Justin Turner 2005
- Bobby Valentine 1967
- Jamie Vermilyea 2002
- Eric Wedge 1988
- Mike Zunino, 2011
|1953||Lost semi-finals (Orleans)||John Halunen|
|1958||Won semi-finals (Orleans)
|1960||Won semi-finals (Harwich)
|1961||Won semi-finals (Orleans)
Lost championship (Cotuit)
|1956||Won semi-finals (Orleans)
Lost championship (Sagamore)
|Year||Won||Lost||Tied||Regular Season Finish||Postseason||Manager|
|1963||7||24||0||5th Lower Cape Division||John Halunen|
|1965||16||18||0||3rd Lower Cape Division||Charlie Duchesney|
|1966||12||22||0||4th Lower Cape Division||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1967||20||20||0||2nd Lower Cape Division (T)||Lou Lamoriello|
|1968||16||24||0||4th Lower Cape Division||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1969||21||22||0||3rd Lower Cape Division||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1970||13||26||0||6th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1971||15||23||3||6th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1972||15||24||3||6th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1973||19||20||3||4th League||Won semi-finals (Chatham)
Lost championship (Cotuit)
|Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1974||16||23||3||7th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1975||20||20||2||4th League||Lost semi-finals (Falmouth)||Bob Stead|
|1976||10||27||4||8th League||Bob Stead|
|1977||21||17||3||3rd League||Won semi-finals (Chatham)
Lost championship (Cotuit)
|1978||13||29||0||8th League||Bob Stead|
|1979||14||25||2||8th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1980||19||21||1||5th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1981||19||22||1||6th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1982||18||23||1||5th League (T)||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1983||18||18||5||5th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1984||13||28||1||8th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1985||14||27||1||7th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1986||15||23||3||8th League||Merrill "Red" Wilson|
|1987||24||15||0||2nd League||Won semi-finals (Hyannis)
Lost championship (Harwich)
|1988||22||18||0||1st East Division||Lost semi-finals (Orleans)||Don Reed|
|1989||28||15||1||1st East Division||Won semi-finals (Brewster)
Won championship (Hyannis)
|1990||24||16||3||1st East Division||Won semi-finals (Orleans)
Won championship (Wareham)
|1991||20||22||2||4th East Division||John Barlowe|
|1992||18||24||1||4th East Division||John Barlowe|
|1993||22||20||2||4th East Division||John Barlowe|
|1994||20||21||2||3rd East Division||John Barlowe|
|1995||17||24||2||3rd East Division||John Barlowe|
|1996||13||29||2||5th East Division||John Barlowe|
|1997||19||25||0||4th East Division||Steve Cohen|
|1998||21||23||0||4th East Division||Scott Pickler|
|1999||19||23||2||3rd East Division||Scott Pickler|
|2000||21||23||0||5th East Division||Scott Pickler|
|2001||25||19||0||1st East Division (T)||Lost semi-finals (Chatham)||Scott Pickler|
|2002||21||20||3||2nd East Division||Lost semi-finals (Orleans)||Scott Pickler|
|2003||21||22||1||4th East Division (T)||Scott Pickler|
|2004||26||17||1||1st East Division||Won semi-finals (Brewster)
Won championship (Falmouth)
|2005||20||23||1||4th East Division||Scott Pickler|
|2006||28||16||0||1st East Division||Won semi-finals (Brewster)
Won championship (Wareham)
|2007||31||12||1||1st East Division||Won semi-finals (Chatham)
Won championship (Falmouth)
|2008||18||25||1||5th East Division||Scott Pickler|
|2009||28||15||1||1st East Division||Lost semi-finals (Cotuit)||Scott Pickler|
|2010||27||17||0||1st East Division||Win round 1 (Harwich)
Won semi-finals (Orleans)
Lost championship (Cotuit)
|2011||19||21||4||4th East Division||Won round 1 (Orleans)
Lost semi-finals (Harwich)
|2012||25||19||0||2nd East Division||Won round 1 (Chatham)
Won semi-finals (Orleans)
Lost championship (Wareham)
|2013||20||22||2||4th East Division||Lost round 1 (Chatham)||Scott Pickler|
|2014||24||19||1||3rd East Division||Won round 1 (Orleans)
Won semi-finals (Harwich)
Won championship (Falmouth)
|2015||22||22||0||3rd East Division (T)||Won round 1 (Brewster)
Won semi-finals (Orleans)
Won championship (Hyannis)
|2016||26||17||1||2nd East Division||Won round 1 (Orleans)
Won semi-finals (Chatham)
Won championship (Falmouth)
|2017||27||16||1||2nd East Division||Lost round 1 (Brewster)||Scott Pickler|
|2018||27||12||5||1st East Division||Lost round 1 (Brewster)||Scott Pickler|
|2019||22||19||3||3rd East Division||Won round 1 (Orleans)
Lost semi-finals (Harwich)
League Award WinnersEdit
|1974||Pete Ross (.357)|
|1987||Mickey Morandini (.376)|
|1994||Jon Petke (.379)|
|1997||Jason McConnell (.345)|
|2011||Stephen Piscotty (.349)|
|2012||Patrick Biondi (.388)|
(*) - Indicates co-recipient
(†) - Since 1991, an All-Star Game MVP has been named for each of the league's two divisions.
|Manager||Seasons||Total Seasons||Championship Seasons|
|John Halunen||1958, 1960|
|Charlie Duchesney||1964 - 1965||2|
|Merrill "Red" Wilson||1966
1968 - 1974
1979 - 1986
|Bob Stead||1975 - 1978||4|
|Don Reed||1987 - 1990||4||1989, 1990|
|John Barlowe||1991 - 1996||6|
|Scott Pickler||1998 - 2019||22||2004, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016|
Red Sox in MediaEdit
The Red Sox hosted the 2006 All-Star Game, which was broadcast on National Public Radio on Cape Cod. The game was broadcast by the team's play-by-play announcer, Dan Rubin, and the League's Director of Public Relations, John Garner. The Red Sox hosted the All-Star Game in 2013, which was aired live across the country on Fox College Sports.
Red Wilson Field is the official home of the Sinker Burger, the Hurler Burger, and the Boston Screamer. Introduced during the 2004 season, the Sinker is a hamburger served on a lightly toasted cake doughnut, with three varieties: inside, down-the-middle, and outside (cinnamon, powder, and plain). The Hurler, also introduced in 2004, is a hamburger patty served between the halves of a jelly doughnut, finished with a squirt of canned cheese. The Boston Screamer, which made its official debut in 2010, is a hamburger served on a Boston cream doughnut. On July 19, 2011, the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox served their 6000th "upgraded" hamburger.
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