HARVEY SHAPIRO – FIELD MANAGER
Harvey was named as the Wareham Gatemen Manager for the 2022 season. In a sense, he is coming “home” to Wareham where he was an assistant coach in 1992 and 1993.
Harvey is returning for his 24th season as a manager in the Cape Cod Baseball League. He has over 30 years of baseball coaching experience at the college level, including stints at Springfield College, Bowdoin College and the University of Hartford. As a Cape manager, with the third most wins in CCBL history, Harvey was inducted in the CCBL Hall of Fame in November. He has 529 victories, which include 30 playoff wins.
Last summer, Harvey managed his Bourne Braves team to the league’s best record 24-9-3, earning the President’s Cup. The team also reached the playoff finals. In addition, he was named the 2021 Manager of the Year.
Harvey led the Braves to their first Cape Cod Baseball League Championship in 2009. The team finished the season with a record of 25-17-2 and a first place regular season Western Division Title. The Braves went on to sweep the Orleans Firebirds in the first round of the playoffs and then swept the Cotuit Kettleers for the Championship. While managing the Bourne Braves and Falmouth Commodores, his teams were league playoff runners-up 5 times, with 8 West Division titles and 16 playoff appearances.
In 2014, Harvey led Bourne to their sixth regular season Western Division Title. That same year, the Bourne Braves received the President’s Cup for their achievement of the most regular season wins in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
As the manager of the Falmouth Commodores from 1994-1998, Harvey led the Commodores to a divisional regular season championship in 1994 and the playoff finals in 1996. Harvey was the 1996 Cape Cod Baseball League Manager of the Year. Before managing Falmouth, he was an assistant coach at Wareham and Yarmouth-Dennis. Two of those years, YD won the CCBL championship.
Harvey has managed the West squad in seven Cape League All-Star games, two of which were at Fenway Park. He has had the privilege of coaching over 90 major leaguers, including 18 first round draft picks. A few of these big leaguers include Nick Ahmed, Pete Alonso, Chad Green, Colin Moran, Mitch Moreland, Travis Shaw, Nick Solak, Darin Erstad, Adam Kennedy, Eric Milton and Jeff Weaver.
Harvey also has international ties, having served as the Netherlands National Baseball Coach for three years. After winning the European Tournament, Harvey was selected as the European Coach of the Year. He then went on to coach the Dutch in two world championships in Cuba and Holland. As a baseball clinician, Harvey has taught in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Holland, Germany, and the Netherlands Antilles. He is also a published author on baseball and has served on various collegiate and international committees. In 2019, Harvey was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.
Harvey is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he played baseball and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He holds a master’s degree in physical education from Springfield College.