Although these two players are not eligible for the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown just yet, they were eligible, and rightfully inducted, into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame. On Monday, the Chicago Cubs announced that Ian Happ and Marcus Stroman were both inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.
Ian Happ played for Harwich in 2013 and 2014. As indicated on his plaque, Happ hit over .290 in both seasons in the Cape, with great overall numbers. In 2013, Happ accumulated seven doubles, five home runs, 22 runs, 22 RBI, and 13 stolen bases. In 2014, Happ added 12 doubles, four home runs, 26 RBI, 25 runs, and eight stolen bases. His .329 average was the ninth-highest in 2014.
Now, not only is Ian Happ a Gold Glove winner and All-Star, but he's also a Cape Cod Hall of Famer.
Marcus Stroman played for Orleans in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, Stro was sensational. He pitched 28 scoreless innings along with 35 strikeouts and 11 saves. In addition, he was named to the All-Star and All-League teams that season. In 2011, Stroman kept his scoreless streak up with six scoreless innings. Now, Stroman is also a Gold Glove winner, All-Star, and great pitcher for the Cubbies.
Anytime a player can be elected to a Hall of Fame, it's a special honor. No doubt this was meaningful to both Ian Happ and Marcus Stroman. Both players are under contract through at least 2023 with the Cubs.