10-Time Cape Cod Baseball League Champions

The Legacy of Scott Pickler — The Cape League’s All-Time Winningest Coach

By: Mike Puzzanghera

In his twenty-fourth season at the helm of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, Scott Pickler now stands alone on the Cape Cod Baseball League coaching mountaintop.

With a 5-3 win over the Cotuit Kettleers Saturday night at Lowell Park, Pickler is now the all-time winningest coach in Cape League history with 540 wins. He passed longtime Chatham field manager John Schiffner, who held the record since 2007.

“I love it here,” Pickler said. “There’s not much better than coaching in the Cape. You’ve got good players, and we’re trying to get them to the next level. The competition’s good, the coaches in this league are great. It’s fun to compete, I love to compete.”

But while the top of the mountain is a lonely place, the path to get there is paved by all the people who helped Pickler get to the summit: coaches, players, staff members, and the Y-D community.

And his impact on the players who come through is unmatched.

“Pick’s the guy to play for up here,” Y-D pitcher Jared Lyons, who played for Y-D last summer as well, said. “I think that’s pretty clear.”

Each summer, Pickler dispenses wisdom to a new group of college players who hope to one day play at the next level. Coming from someone who has helped so many on their quest to play in the pros, his advice is impactful.

“He can be tough at times. He treats the players with respect, and he’s here to teach and teach and teach and teach,” longtime friend of Pickler and Y-D fan Gary Wilson said. “That’s his whole philosophy, that’s the reason he’s here. He’s not here to glorify himself, he’s here to teach these young men how to become better ball players and better citizens. And he accomplishes that.”

Pickler’s impact is not just felt on the field, but off it. He encourages the players to participate in community events in hopes of bettering them as young men. Before a home game against Harwich this season, Pickler had his players support Relay for Life Cape Cod, which was happening simultaneously on the Dennis-Yarmouth High School football field. And again after the game, Pickler had his players go and walk a few laps in support.

“It’s really not about him, it’s about us,” Y-D infielder Pas Ferreras said. “He’s always trying to better us as players and as young adults. I felt like I matured playing with him.”

For Pickler, it’s the importance of being a part of the community for the summer that he wants to emphasize to the players. Playing baseball on the Cape is only half of it.

“Every town wants to win up here,” Pickler said. “These people rally around these guys.”

Part of his biggest impact is in how he works with hitters. Watch a Y-D batting practice, and Pickler will be right behind the cage the whole time looking at swings. After rounds, he’ll pull hitters off to the side and give them instructions, ranging from major to minor. He may tell a batter to load up earlier or decrease his stride length. If he sees fit, he’ll tell the player to stay and work through for more rounds of live hitting.

It’s not even just in batting practice. In a game against Harwich earlier this year, as soon as Y-D shortstop Hunter Haas advanced to third base in the third inning, Pickler began giving him pointers on his swing. It’s part of Pickler’s mission to help his players to success..

“To get to the next level, you’ve got to make adjustments,” Pickler said. “And you’re fixing little things, not big things. These are guys that I think can be really good players if they fix something.”

No matter what the change is, it tends to pay off.

Ferreras, another Y-D returner, said last season he hit a few balls in a row straight into the top of the turtle during his first batting practice. Immediately, Pickler pulled him aside and had a conversation that lasted nearly 30 minutes about adjustments.

The next day in the season opener against Brewster, Ferreras had two hits, including a clutch two-run single in the ninth inning to secure a tie for Y-D.

“He came up to me after the game and said, ‘See, I told you what we worked on would work,’” Ferreras said.

It’s not just the hitters — Pickler calls the game for pitchers on the mound every day, and works to help them improve. It helps bring players not only to Yarmouth, but also to bring them back for another year.

“I like the team, like the field, and love Pick,” Y-D returner Eric Yost said. “He calls a good game for me.”

A key reason for pitchers’ success under Pickler is due to how he imbues them with confidence. Pickler tells pitchers to trust their stuff, and Lyons said that extra vote of confidence has paid dividends for him.

For Lyons, who played the last four seasons at George Mason University, he was encouraged to come up to play for Pickler by his pitching coach, Shawn Camp. A former Major Leaguer who played a year on the Cape for Chatham, Camp has a good relationship with Pickler, and helped give Lyons a shot.

“I’m willing to do anything for that guy,” Lyons said. “He’s giving me the opportunity to put myself in front of all these scouts, give myself a chance to play at the next level. I wouldn’t have that shot if it wasn’t for Pickler believing in me.

“I’d play for that guy any day of the week.”

Yost spent last summer working on his game with the staff at Y-D. His improvement at the college level was marked. He ended the regular season at Northeastern with a 1.84 ERA, and earned All-Colonial Athletic Association Honorable Mention honors, as well as being named to the NCAA All-Northeast Second Team.

“He and all the coaches really help my pitches get better,” Yost said. “I developed a lot here last summer, so I hope to do the same again here.”

For former players, his wisdom helps them even as they move past their playing days. Steven Phillips played for Pickler at Cypress Community College in 2015 and 2016. Now an assistant at Y-D, Phillips is right by Pickler’s side.

“He’s my mentor,” Phillips said. “It’s great to see everything he’s done in this game, and to help us out along the way, too. There’s not a better guy to work for. He’s tough, but he’s a great guy and I’m really happy for him.”

Over 120 former players of Pickler’s have heard their names called in the MLB Draft, with even more to come later this summer. There are plenty of big name players who went to the Majors after playing under Pickler’s tutelage, but there are so many others who he has impacted along the way.

“When we had his 20th year celebration, they had video tributes from so many players that played here,” Wilson said. “The Buster Poseys, the Chris Sales, the average players, players who maybe didn’t make it to the Major Leagues. With all the comments coming, you could feel the respect and the love that they had for him.”

His impact stretches further than just the Red Sox. Across the Cape League, Pickler’s legacy is known. Longtime Orleans field manager Kelly Nicholson described Pickler as a “brilliant baseball mind”. The two have gone head-to-head since 2005, when Nicholson took over the job at Orleans.

“He’s my best manager friend on the Cape,” Nicholson said.

Nicholson works at Loyola High School in California, and he and Pickler occasionally get lunch in the offseason. But when the summer season begins, it’s no longer fun and games. Nicholson’s Orleans team went over 1,000 days between wins over Pickler’s Red Sox before a June 22 win this summer.

“Y-D’s kind of had our number, so I don’t have any fun memories of facing him,” Nicholson said. 

Throughout his career at Y-D, Pickler has won the Cape League Championship six times, and finished as regular-season East Division champion in five seasons.

“They’re probably letting an old man work too long,” Pickler said with a laugh.

He was named the head coach at Cypress Community College in 1985, and since then has won five California state titles and earned National Coach of the Year for California Junior Colleges on four occasions.

Really, all he’s done is win wherever he goes. Win and help players develop. For a man who epitomizes what it means to be a coach, he has earned each and every one of those 540 Cape League wins. It’s been 26 years, and each Cape League year is long. The wins, and the milestone, are worth celebrating.

But for Y-D and coach Pick, it’s back to business right away.

“It’ll be in the rearview mirror just like that,” Wilson said.

xosotin chelseathông tin chuyển nhượngcâu lạc bộ bóng đá arsenalbóng đá atalantabundesligacầu thủ haalandUEFAevertonxosokeonhacaiketquabongdalichthidau7m.newskqbdtysokeobongdabongdalufutebol ao vivofutemaxmulticanaisonbethttps://bsport.fithttps://onbet88.ooohttps://i9bet.bizhttps://hi88.ooohttps://okvip.athttps://f8bet.athttps://fb88.cashhttps://vn88.cashhttps://shbet.atbóng đá world cupbóng đá inter milantin juventusbenzemala ligaclb leicester cityMUman citymessi lionelsalahnapolineymarpsgronaldoserie atottenhamvalenciaAS ROMALeverkusenac milanmbappenapolinewcastleaston villaliverpoolfa cupreal madridpremier leagueAjaxbao bong da247EPLbarcelonabournemouthaff cupasean footballbên lề sân cỏbáo bóng đá mớibóng đá cúp thế giớitin bóng đá ViệtUEFAbáo bóng đá việt namHuyền thoại bóng đágiải ngoại hạng anhSeagametap chi bong da the gioitin bong da lutrận đấu hôm nayviệt nam bóng đátin nong bong daBóng đá nữthể thao 7m24h bóng đábóng đá hôm naythe thao ngoai hang anhtin nhanh bóng đáphòng thay đồ bóng đábóng đá phủikèo nhà cái onbetbóng đá lu 2thông tin phòng thay đồthe thao vuaapp đánh lô đềdudoanxosoxổ số giải đặc biệthôm nay xổ sốkèo đẹp hôm nayketquaxosokq xskqxsmnsoi cầu ba miềnsoi cau thong kesxkt hôm naythế giới xổ sốxổ số 24hxo.soxoso3mienxo so ba mienxoso dac bietxosodientoanxổ số dự đoánvé số chiều xổxoso ket quaxosokienthietxoso kq hôm nayxoso ktxổ số megaxổ số mới nhất hôm nayxoso truc tiepxoso ViệtSX3MIENxs dự đoánxs mien bac hom nayxs miên namxsmientrungxsmn thu 7con số may mắn hôm nayKQXS 3 miền Bắc Trung Nam Nhanhdự đoán xổ số 3 miềndò vé sốdu doan xo so hom nayket qua xo xoket qua xo so.vntrúng thưởng xo sokq xoso trực tiếpket qua xskqxs 247số miền nams0x0 mienbacxosobamien hôm naysố đẹp hôm naysố đẹp trực tuyếnnuôi số đẹpxo so hom quaxoso ketquaxstruc tiep hom nayxổ số kiến thiết trực tiếpxổ số kq hôm nayso xo kq trực tuyenkết quả xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpxo so miền namxổ số miền nam trực tiếptrực tiếp xổ số hôm nayket wa xsKQ XOSOxoso onlinexo so truc tiep hom nayxsttso mien bac trong ngàyKQXS3Msố so mien bacdu doan xo so onlinedu doan cau loxổ số kenokqxs vnKQXOSOKQXS hôm naytrực tiếp kết quả xổ số ba miềncap lo dep nhat hom naysoi cầu chuẩn hôm nayso ket qua xo soXem kết quả xổ số nhanh nhấtSX3MIENXSMB chủ nhậtKQXSMNkết quả mở giải trực tuyếnGiờ vàng chốt số OnlineĐánh Đề Con Gìdò số miền namdò vé số hôm nayso mo so debach thủ lô đẹp nhất hôm naycầu đề hôm naykết quả xổ số kiến thiết toàn quốccau dep 88xsmb rong bach kimket qua xs 2023dự đoán xổ số hàng ngàyBạch thủ đề miền BắcSoi Cầu MB thần tàisoi cau vip 247soi cầu tốtsoi cầu miễn phísoi cau mb vipxsmb hom nayxs vietlottxsmn hôm naycầu lô đẹpthống kê lô kép xổ số miền Bắcquay thử xsmnxổ số thần tàiQuay thử XSMTxổ số chiều nayxo so mien nam hom nayweb đánh lô đề trực tuyến uy tínKQXS hôm nayxsmb ngày hôm nayXSMT chủ nhậtxổ số Power 6/55KQXS A trúng roycao thủ chốt sốbảng xổ số đặc biệtsoi cầu 247 vipsoi cầu wap 666Soi cầu miễn phí 888 VIPSoi Cau Chuan MBđộc thủ desố miền bắcthần tài cho sốKết quả xổ số thần tàiXem trực tiếp xổ sốXIN SỐ THẦN TÀI THỔ ĐỊACầu lô số đẹplô đẹp vip 24hsoi cầu miễn phí 888xổ số kiến thiết chiều nayXSMN thứ 7 hàng tuầnKết quả Xổ số Hồ Chí Minhnhà cái xổ số Việt NamXổ Số Đại PhátXổ số mới nhất Hôm Nayso xo mb hom nayxxmb88quay thu mbXo so Minh ChinhXS Minh Ngọc trực tiếp hôm nayXSMN 88XSTDxs than taixổ số UY TIN NHẤTxs vietlott 88SOI CẦU SIÊU CHUẨNSoiCauVietlô đẹp hôm nay vipket qua so xo hom naykqxsmb 30 ngàydự đoán xổ số 3 miềnSoi cầu 3 càng chuẩn xácbạch thủ lônuoi lo chuanbắt lô chuẩn theo ngàykq xo-solô 3 càngnuôi lô đề siêu vipcầu Lô Xiên XSMBđề về bao nhiêuSoi cầu x3xổ số kiến thiết ngày hôm nayquay thử xsmttruc tiep kết quả sxmntrực tiếp miền bắckết quả xổ số chấm vnbảng xs đặc biệt năm 2023soi cau xsmbxổ số hà nội hôm naysxmtxsmt hôm nayxs truc tiep mbketqua xo so onlinekqxs onlinexo số hôm nayXS3MTin xs hôm nayxsmn thu2XSMN hom nayxổ số miền bắc trực tiếp hôm naySO XOxsmbsxmn hôm nay188betlink188 xo sosoi cầu vip 88lô tô việtsoi lô việtXS247xs ba miềnchốt lô đẹp nhất hôm naychốt số xsmbCHƠI LÔ TÔsoi cau mn hom naychốt lô chuẩndu doan sxmtdự đoán xổ số onlinerồng bạch kim chốt 3 càng miễn phí hôm naythống kê lô gan miền bắcdàn đề lôCầu Kèo Đặc Biệtchốt cầu may mắnkết quả xổ số miền bắc hômSoi cầu vàng 777thẻ bài onlinedu doan mn 888soi cầu miền nam vipsoi cầu mt vipdàn de hôm nay7 cao thủ chốt sốsoi cau mien phi 7777 cao thủ chốt số nức tiếng3 càng miền bắcrồng bạch kim 777dàn de bất bạion newsddxsmn188betw88w88789bettf88sin88suvipsunwintf88five8812betsv88vn88Top 10 nhà cái uy tínsky88iwinlucky88nhacaisin88oxbetm88vn88w88789betiwinf8betrio66rio66lucky88oxbetvn88188bet789betMay-88five88one88sin88bk88xbetoxbetMU88188BETSV88RIO66ONBET88188betM88M88SV88Jun-68Jun-88one88iwinv9betw388OXBETw388w388onbetonbetonbetonbet88onbet88onbet88onbet88onbetonbetonbetonbetqh88mu88Nhà cái uy tínpog79vp777vp777vipbetvipbetuk88uk88typhu88typhu88tk88tk88sm66sm66me88me888live8live8livesm66me88win798livesm66me88win79pog79pog79vp777vp777uk88uk88tk88tk88luck8luck8kingbet86kingbet86k188k188hr99hr99123b8xbetvnvipbetsv66zbettaisunwin-vntyphu88vn138vwinvwinvi68ee881xbetrio66zbetvn138i9betvipfi88clubcf68onbet88ee88typhu88onbetonbetkhuyenmai12bet-moblie12betmoblietaimienphi247vi68clupcf68clupvipbeti9betqh88onb123onbefsoi cầunổ hũbắn cáđá gàđá gàgame bàicasinosoi cầuxóc đĩagame bàigiải mã giấc mơbầu cuaslot gamecasinonổ hủdàn đềBắn cácasinodàn đềnổ hũtài xỉuslot gamecasinobắn cáđá gàgame bàithể thaogame bàisoi cầukqsssoi cầucờ tướngbắn cágame bàixóc đĩa开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育亚新体育亚新体育亚新体育爱游戏爱游戏爱游戏华体会华体会华体会IM体育IM体育沙巴体育沙巴体育PM体育PM体育AG尊龙AG尊龙AG尊龙AG百家乐AG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人<AG真人<皇冠体育皇冠体育PG电子PG电子万博体育万博体育KOK体育KOK体育欧宝体育江南体育江南体育江南体育半岛体育半岛体育半岛体育凯发娱乐凯发娱乐杏彩体育杏彩体育杏彩体育FB体育PM真人PM真人<米乐娱乐米乐娱乐天博体育天博体育开元棋牌开元棋牌j9九游会j9九游会开云体育AG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人爱游戏华体会华体会im体育kok体育开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育欧宝体育ob体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育开云体育开云体育棋牌棋牌沙巴体育买球平台新葡京娱乐开云体育mu88qh88

1 thought on “The Legacy of Scott Pickler — The Cape League’s All-Time Winningest Coach”

  1. I left Lowell Park tonight with a sense of great pride and happiness for my friend “Pick”, the pursuit of the
    all time record is now , as I said, is in the rear view mirror and we will focus even more on winning the7th
    championship of the Pickler Era at YD. The team was so happy to be a part of Cape League History, and
    celebrate #540 with Pick, but ready to go tomorrow on their Championship pursuit !!!

    Congrats to my friend “Pick” a great leader of young men who makes a very positive impact on their lives
    and contributes so much to our community each Summer!!!



Leave a Comment

We would like to Thank our Sponsors!