August 27, 2021 11:01 am | by GatemenNews
Newly hired Wareham Gatemen Manager Harvey Shapiro has now come full circle with the Gatemen. From being an Assistant Coach with the Gatemen for two seasons in the early nineties, to managing the Falmouth Commodores for five seasons, to an eighteen-year stint as manager of the Bourne Braves, “Harvey” has landed back in Wareham. He replaces the retiring Don Sneddon. Gatemen President Tom Gay said, “the organization is very excited to have Harvey managing the Gatemen next season. He brings the knowledge of the game and he is very familiar with the Wareham community having coached here for the Gatemen years ago and then of course coaching against us these past several years.” Shapiro has 529 career wins, placing him third in the Cape Cod Baseball League and his Bourne team won the 2009 CCBL Playoff Championship. His teams have been to the CCBL finals seven seasons. Shapiro said, “Wareham has a great organization with a lot of people helping out and I am looking forward to seeing everyone.” This past summer he managed Bourne to a CCBL best, 24-9-3 record, and was named Manager of the Year. Gatemen General Manager Andrew Lang said, “Harvey is a great coach and has been involved with the Cape League for over 20 years. He has a lot of experience and was available and we were looking for a new head coach so the timing worked out.” Shapiro will be inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame in November.