In the beginning, it was just a press box…



HYANNIS—- In the beginning it was just a press box .  But then six years ago the Hyannis Harbor Hawks decided to build an addition. Team GM Tino DiGiovanni and draftsman Gary Ellis , put their heads together and designed the new room adjacent to the press box.   Due to its high elevation and spectacular view of the  field,  they  named  it the Sky Box. The stunning 24 x 20  room  was then outfitted with dark  rattan furnishings donated by Cardi’s Furniture.But  DiGiobvanni  didn’t want to stop there,  so he  went back to the drawing board and designed  plans for an expansive deck.For the past five years the Harbor Hawks  have marketed the Sky Box and adjoining deck to sponsors and local businesses. It became the one place in the Cape League  that could hold a large group of people for  a Cape League game and reception.

This summer the Hawks decided to take  the Sky Box to the next level – to make it into a mini baseball museum.


” Decorating the Sky Box with memorabilia was a natural fit. We worked hard to get the Cape League’s only Sky Box and much of it’s generously donated contents. It is a real asset for us which we rent out to local businesses and groups., ” said Hawks president Brad Pfeifer.

” At the same we have a rich history and access to lots of collectibles. So the Sky Box became a worthy place to house the memorabilia. Plus it makes the room much more interesting to the visitors, continued Pfeifer.

The push was to get the ” museum” ready for the League Sponsor night in mid- July and then the Celebrity Softball game, which featured Jason Varitek.  One of the walls , dedicated to Varitek is adorned with his signed uniform jersey, bat, ball and a clip from the 2004  Boston Herald  accounting of the Sox ( and Varitek’s) World Series win.

The Hawks plan to continue to work on the museum  during the off season,  hoping to secure items from Baltimore manager Buck Showalter and Sox manager John Farrell.

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