Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League

Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is Connecticut’s premier summer league. More than 350 alumni have played professionally. Jeff Bagwell, Bernie Williams, Rob Dibble and Ricky Bottalico joined GHTBL before becoming MLB All-Stars. Current professional alumni include AJ Pollock, Scott Oberg, Mike Gulino and Marvin Gorgas.

Our Mission

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, GHTBL’s mission is to preserve and promote amateur baseball in the Greater Hartford area while supporting our community through charitable giving.

Giving Back to the Community

GHTBL has a history of organizing benefit games for local causes. In 2017, the league hosted the first “Charity Series” at Hartford’s Dunkin’ Park. Four games were played and the ticket proceeds were donated. Here’s a list of GHTBL donations since then:

2017 – $5,641 to Hartford’s Camp Courant.
2018 – $4,500 to CT Children’s Medical Center.
2019 – $7,000 to MS4MS.
2020 – $2,000 to Colt Park Foundation.
2021 – $5,624 to Connecticut Cancer Foundation & Brian Peer Memorial Scholarship.
2022 – $5,035 to Sandy Hook Promise
2023 – $4,000 to Hartford Police Athletic League

Rules & Regulations

  • GHTBL By-laws include wood bats, the designated hitter, 7 inning games, 9 batters to a lineup and no courtesy pinch runners or re-entry.
  • The GHTBL is an amateur organization. No players or managers are paid for their services.
  • There is no age restriction, but most GHTBL players are current or former college athletes, high school prospects and ex-professionals.
  • Regular Season games begin in late May, followed by a double-elimination Playoff Tournament beginning in August.
  • Players must appear in 5 Regular Season games to qualify for the Playoff Tournament.

League Management

GHTBL Executive Committee

Jack Ceppetelli
Wes Ulbrich Secretary
Wes Ulbrich
Ryan Ruggiero GHTBL Assistant Secretary
Ryan Ruggiero
Assistant Secretary

GHTBL Presidents

Bill Holowaty
Thomas Malinowski
Tom Malinowski
(2016 – 2017)
Jane Foss
Jane Foss
(2014 – 2015)
Mark Foss
Mark Foss
(2006 – 2013)
James Gallagher
James Gallagher
(1982 – 2005)
Rev. Thomas Campion
Rev. Thomas Campion
(1977 – 1981)
John "Jack" Rose
John “Jack” Rose
(1966 – 1976)
Roy Dissinger
Roy Dissinger
Louis J. Morotto
Louis J. Morotto
(1951 – 1965)
John "Bud" Mahon
John Mahon
(1938 – 1950)
Frank Strong
Frank Strong (1936 – 1937)
John A. Barrett
John A. Barrett (1930 – 1935)
Harry N. Anderson
Harry N. Anderson

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When does the GHTBL season start and end?
A: The season starts in late May and ends around mid-August. Visit the Schedule page.

Q: How do I sign up to play baseball in the GHTBL?
A: Go to our Player Application page and apply.

Q: How does my company become a GHTBL Sponsor?
A: Email us by clicking here.

Q: Want to start a new GHTBL franchise?
A: Email us by clicking here.