GHTBL History

Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is one of America's oldest baseball leagues. When the league was formed, the city of Hartford was home to more than a hundred amateur baseball teams made up of local players. In addition to the Hartford Twilight League, the Industrial League, Insurance League, Public Service League, and the Catholic League also competed in the area at that time. The best amateur ballplayers in the state of Connecticut played in the Hartford Twilight League at Colt Park. During the 1920's and 30's in Hartford, like in most U.S. cities during the Golden Era of baseball, twilight games served as entertainment for thousands of rooting fans.

 Colt Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 1929

Colt Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 1929

The most prolific team in the early years of the league was the Savitt Gems, sponsored and organized by Bill Savitt of Savitt Jewelers at 35 Asylum Street, Hartford. The Gems fielded some of the best ballplayers in New England for two decades. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Duffy Lewis was a heavy hitter in their lineup. As was George Dixon, a gifted infielder and Walter Berg, a crafty hurler who pitched the Gems to three straight championships from 1930 to 1932. Bill Savitt and his Gems became an independent semi-pro club, known throughout New England for hosting major league clubs in Hartford.

 1930 Savitt Gems

1930 Savitt Gems

The Holy Name baseball team also became an outstanding franchise in their own right. The "Names" were the first Hartford Twilight team to advance players into professional baseball; the double-play duo of Bert Meisner and Pete Kapura who signed professional contracts in 1931 with the Hartford Senators of the Eastern League. Holy Name's Jigger Farrell may have been the best pure hitter in Hartford Twilight history. Farrell was also an outstanding first baseman who later played for and managed the Savitt Gems throughout their semi-professional years.

 1936 Infielders of the Savitt Gems | L to R: Jigger Farrell, Pete Kapura, Jackie Cronin, and Hop Dandurand

1936 Infielders of the Savitt Gems | L to R: Jigger Farrell, Pete Kapura, Jackie Cronin, and Hop Dandurand

A left-handed hurler named Pete Naktenis of the Mayflower Sales team was the first Hartford Twilight player to make his debut in the Major Leagues. In 1936, Naktenis signed to pitch for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. Meanwhile, another fireball pitcher named Johnny Taylor played for the Home Circle team. Barred from Major League Baseball because of the color of his skin, Taylor signed with the New York Cubans of the Negro Leagues in 1935. In a 1937 Negro League All-Star game, Taylor threw a no-hitter against legendary ace, Satchel Paige at the Polo Grounds in a 2-0 win. Taylor was signed to pitch by the Hartford Chiefs of the Boston Braves organization in 1949.

 Pete Naktenis, 1936 Philadelphia Athletics | Johnny Taylor, 1937 New York Cubans

Pete Naktenis, 1936 Philadelphia Athletics | Johnny Taylor, 1937 New York Cubans

Due to World War II enlistment in 1937, the GHTBL broke from conventional season play. Many players joined the newly formed East Hartford Twilight League and semi-pro clubs around Connecticut. Bill Savitt and his Savitt Gems lured professional teams and Baseball Hall of Famers to Hartford. In 1935, the Gems earned a 6-4 victory versus Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics and their slugging first baseman, Jimmie Foxx. Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick and the St. Louis Cardinals, Bob Feller and the Cleveland Indians, Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Monarchs all played against the Savitt Gems at Bulkeley Stadium during this time.

 1940 Savitt Gems | L to R: John Dione, Ed Holly, Jake Banks and Ray Curry

1940 Savitt Gems | L to R: John Dione, Ed Holly, Jake Banks and Ray Curry

On September 29, 1942, Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams played left field for the Gems versus the New Britain Cremos. "The Kid" batted clean-up, went 2 for 3 on the day, and hit a game-winning solo home run in a 2-1 contest. On September 30, 1945, Bill Savitt welcomed George Herman "Babe" Ruth to Hartford for the Gems in a post-war charity game at Bulkeley Stadium. At 50 years of age, Ruth put on a powerful home run hitting display in batting practice. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter and grounded out to the pitcher. Babe Ruth's cameo with the Gems would mark the Great Bambino's final appearance in a ballgame.

 1945 Savitt Gems with Babe Ruth

1945 Savitt Gems with Babe Ruth

The summer of 1946 brought Twilight League action back to the Greater Hartford area after a nine year hiatus. Teams like Lenny's YT, West Hartford Merchants, and the Columbias featured skillful players, many of whom had just returned home from war. Another talented team of servicemen was the 1949 Nutmeg Dukes; the first African-American entry into the GHTBL. The following year, the Dukes won the 1950 regular season and playoff championships. The Dukes' star shortstop, Hal Lewis went on to play professional baseball after signing with the Boston Braves in 1951.

 1951 St. Cyril's

1951 St. Cyril's

The 50's and 60's marked an era of growth for the GHTBL. Twilight players Moe Drabowsky of Windsor, Nick Koback of Hartford and Joey Jay of Middletown signed professional contracts and had successful careers in the Majors. Many more professional players would follow and yet the league retained its highly competitive status. Perhaps no team was more competitive than St. Cyril's who won 5 championships from 1951 to 1960. The St. Cyril's squad was coached by long-time Manager, Ed Kostek and the team was comprised of star athletes such as pitcher, Al Phelon, veteran catcher, Bill George and speedy outfielder, Ed Samolyk.

 1953 Pratt & Whitney Aircraft

1953 Pratt & Whitney Aircraft

During this time, manufacturing corporations such as Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Hamilton Standard, and Valco Machine sponsored teams in the league and dominated the standings. From 1953 to 1957 Pratt & Whitney earned a total of 6 league and playoff championships led by their Manager and former big leaguer, John "Bunny" Roser. Standout players for P & W Aircraft included Paul Chicon, a strong hitting outfielder, and Parker Swan, a commanding pitcher. Hamilton Standard outdid their Aircraft rivals by winning 8 championships from 1955 to 1966 behind their star catcher and player-manager, Wally Widholm.

 1958 Hamilton Standard

1958 Hamilton Standard

In 1964, Moriarty Brothers franchise began their domination of the league. Moriarty's was sponsored by a car dealership owner and GTHBL Hall of Famer, Matt Moriarty of Manchester. Nicknamed the “Comets” for their fast play, Moriarty Brothers was stacked with former professional ballplayers. Moriarty's was steered by pitchers like Pete Sala, Leverette Spencer, John Serafini and Dave Bidwell and the batting of, Bob Carlson, Jim Balesano, Leo Veleas, Rich Riordan and their MVP player-manager, Gene Johnson. This Manchester-based franchise holds an all-time Hartford Twilight record of 28 total championships.

 1970 Moriarty Brothers

1970 Moriarty Brothers

Gene Johnson would go on to be a cornerstone for the GHTBL. He compiled a record 57 years in the league as a succuessful player and manager. Johnson entered the league with St. Cyril's in 1953 while attending Manchester High School at the age of 17. He then chased his dream to play professional baseball after high school in 1955, signing with the New York Giants and embarking on a seven year minor league career. In 1962, Johnson was playing in the Milwaukee Braves organization when he was demoted to a Class B affiliate despite hitting .315. Rather than report, Johnson returned to Connecticut to raise a family with his wife Helen.

 Gene Johnson, GHTBL Hall of Famer

Gene Johnson, GHTBL Hall of Famer

Johnson's professional days came to a close but his Hartford Twilight career was just getting started again. He came home to play for the GHTBL's oldest franchise, Moriarty Brothers, later becoming Newman Lincoln-Mercury, and assumed the role of player-manager in 1962. Johnson won 35 championships, 4 batting titles and was named "Player of the Half Century" in 1982. His bat, skills at third base and his fierce competitive attitude led him to play baseball well into his 50's and even made an appearance in a game when he was 75. Johnson passed away on November 10, 2014 at the age of 77. In 2015, Gene's long-time franchise, then named Foss Insurance, won the playoff championship in his honor.

 2015 Playoff Champions, Foss Insurance

2015 Playoff Champions, Foss Insurance

In the 1970's and 1980's other franchises managed to capture league titles. the Bristol Cassins and Society for Savings franchises earned multiple championships. The Cassins were led by Manager Joseph Lowery and his MVP award winners; third baseman, Luke Lamboley and pitcher, Michael Beaudoin. Society for Savings fielded strong teams manned by the likes of Mark Riemer, Tim Zerio, David Gale and Kevin Gieras. Then the Newington Capitols came along in 1987 and won 5 playoff championships in six years. Newington also achieved 8 regular season championships from 1989 to 1998 led by the pitching of Dave Sacco and the hitting of Kevin Beaudoin.

1984 GHTBL action

In 1966, Frank McCoy Sr. formed, sponsored, and managed the Vernon Orioles. McCoy, a Hartford attorney and later a four-term Mayor of Vernon, managed the team until 1998. "Mr. Vernon Oriole" served as GHTBL Vice President until his passing in 2010. In his last few years, McCoy would sit on the sideline cheering on his beloved Vernon Orioles as their sponsor and "10th man". He was inducted into the GHTBL Hall of Fame as one of the most passionate supporters our league has ever had. Thanks to McCoy, the Vernon Orioles are one of the most succesful GHTBL franchises of in the history of our league.

 Frank J. McCoy Field at Henry Park, Vernon, Connecticut

Frank J. McCoy Field at Henry Park, Vernon, Connecticut

Since 1976, Tom Abbruzzese has managed the same GHTBL franchise. Abbruzzese initially managed Society for Savings Bank with his father, Mike Abbruzzese. Society for Savings eventually became the People’s United Bank team in the year 2000 and won the league that same year. The Abbruzzese franchise has amassed a combined 15 playoff and regular season championships. Tom has recruited and advanced numerous professional ballplayers to and from the Hartford Twilight on a regular basis. With Abbruzzese at the helm, People's United Bank is a perennial contender for league supremacy.

 People's United Bank

People's United Bank

2004 marked the 75th anniversary of the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League. That year, the Bristol Merchants began their run of success, winning a total of 9 championships in 6 years. The Meriden Merchants, now named the Meriden Expos, have earned 4 league titles since 2006. From 2011 to 2013, the Ferguson Waterworks franchise, now the Ulbrich Clippers, won 3 consecutive playoff championships. The East Hartford Jets, who have been in the league since 1970, are seeking thier fifth championship. Most recently, the GHTBL's most talent laden franchise, the Vernon Orioles have won 5 consecutive season titles.




Professional Players

Major League | Minor League | Independent | Negro Leagues

2010’s

Chris Denorfia, OF, Chicago Cubs
Scott Oberg, P, Colorado Rockies
A.J. Pollock, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
Chris DeMorais, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
Pat Egan, P, Baltimore Orioles
Doug Elliot, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Mike Hepple, P, New York Mets
Justin Morhardt, C, Atlanta Braves
Tyler Olander, P, Toronto Blue Jays
Jack Patterson, P, Chicago Cubs
Bryan Rembisz, P, Los Angeles Angels
Scott Rembisz, P, Florida Marlins
Cory Riordan, P, Colorado Rockies
Alex Smith, P, New York Yankees
Zach Susi, C, Pittsburgh Pirates
Patrick Barnett, P, Great Bend Boom
Griffin Bremer, P, Schaumburg Boomers
Jason Byers, P, Rockland Boulders
Shawn Gilblair, P, New Britain Bees
Matt Grosso, OF, Windy City ThunderBolts
Mike Gulino, C, Cleburne Railroaders
Kevin Jefferis, P, Gateway Grizzles
James Kukucka, P, Les Capitales de Quebec
Nick Landell, SS, Puerto Rico Islanders
Steve Landell, P, Sydney Blue Sox
Will Musson, P, Montpellier Barracudas
John Parke, 2B, Brockton Rox
Matt Purnell, P, Washington WildThings

Kevin Putkonen, OF, New Britain Bees
Jeff Rustico, C, Worcester Tornadoes

Jeff Bagwell, 1B, Houston Astros
Ricky Bottalico, P, Philadelphia Phillies
Rob Dibble, P, Cincinatti Reds
Chris Petersen, SS, Colorado Rockies
Michael Raczka, P, Oakland Athletics
Bernie Williams, OF, New York Yankees
Gary Burnham Jr., 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Cooney, C, Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Czarkowski, P, Seattle Mariners
Tom D'Aquila, OF, Baltimore Oriioles
Angel Davila, SS, New York Mets
Marek Drabinksi, C, Altana Braves
Ray Fagnant, C, Boston Red Sox
Bill Gale, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
John Giudice, OF, Colorado Rockies
Mike Johnson, 2B, New York Mets
Bill Masse, OF, New York Yankees
Basilio Ortiz, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Billy Rich, OF, Detroit Tigers
Kevin Riggs, 2B, Cincinatti Reds
Michael Sciortino, 1B, New York Mets
Brian Specyalski, 2B, California Angels
Dave Swanson, P, New York Mets
Chris Thomas, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Brad Tweedlie, P, Boston Red Sox
Eric White, P, Atlanta Braves
Trevor Brown, P, Johnstown Steal
Paul Caccavale, P, Rochester Aces
Sean Conlin, P, Massachusetts Mad Dogs
Bobby Douglas, P, Waterbury Spirit
Kevin Gieras, P, Johnstown Steal
David Guild, OF, Salt Lake City Trappers
Jerry Hasler, P, Albany Diamond Dogs
Christopher Hayes, P, Newburgh Night Hawks
Michael Holland, SS, Erie Sailors
Aries Leonard, OF, Newark Bison
Adam Poturnicki, P, Helena Brewers
Jose Soler, 2B, Niagra Falls Mallards
Bob Stefanik, 2B, Lethbridge Mounties
Chris Strahowski, P, Waterbury Spirit
Matthew Wilson, 2B, Mohawk Valley Landsharks

 Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell

 Ricky Bottalico

Ricky Bottalico

 Rob Dibble

Rob Dibble

 Michael Raczka

Michael Raczka

 Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams

 Gary Burnham Jr.

Gary Burnham Jr.

1980's

Greg Jelks, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies
Scott Arigoni, P, St. Louis Cardinals
Thomas Banner, 3B, Baltimore Orioles
Jose Birriel, 1B, Boston Red Sox
Jeff Brewer, P, Chicago Cubs
Robert Bruzik, OF, Seatlle Mariners
Ernie Carr, 3B, Los Angeles Dodgers
Brian Crowley, OF, Texas Rangers
Damon Dombek, P, Philadelphia Phillies
Peter Duglenski, OF, Cincinatti Reds
Allan Garray, C, Kansas City Royals
Ralph Giansanti Jr., SS, Atlanta Braves
Roberto Giansiracusa, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
Russell Greeen, P, Atlanta Braves
Pat Hedge, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Jeff Howes, P, New York Mets
Pat Jelks, OF, Boston Red Sox
Jeff Johnson, 1B, Atlanta Braves
Greg Karpuk, P, Cleveland Indians
Jerry LaPenta, 1B, Chicago Cubs
Randy LaVigne, OF, Chicago Cubs
Michael Malley, P, Cincinatti Reds
Paul Martineau, 1B, Montreal Expos
Jeff Massicotte, P, Chicago Cubs
Thomas Meucci, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Greg Morhardt, 1B, Minnesota Twins
Jim O'Connor, C, St. Louis Cardinals
Bill Phillips, P, Chicago Cubs
Steven Roath, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
Michael Schweighoffer, P, Los Angeles Dodgers
Jim Snediker, P, Boston Red Sox
John Tuozzo, P, New York Mets
Carl Vasquez, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Mark Winters, P, San Francisco Giants
Dan Frye, 3B, Utica Blue Sox
Darryl Morhardt, 1B, Butte Copper Kings

 Greg Jelks

Greg Jelks

 Ralph Giansanti Jr.

Ralph Giansanti Jr.

 Pat Hedge

Pat Hedge

 Jim Snediker

Jim Snediker

 Greg Morhardt

Greg Morhardt

1970's

John Caneira, P, California Angels
Jay Johnstone, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
Skip Jutze, C, Houston Astros
Paul Baretta, SS, New York Yankees
Michael Beaudoin, 2B, Texas Rangers
John Curry, 2B, New York Mets
Theodore DeMaio, C, San Francisco Giants
Richard Fusari, P, Philadelphia Phillies
David Gale, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
Jack Hamilton, SS, Boston Red Sox
Frank Harris, P, Oakland Athletics
Matthew Hukill, C, Boston Red Sox
Richard Katz, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Gary LaRocque, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
Michael Leveton, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
Richard Magner, C, Los Angeles Dodgers
Brian Murphy, P, New York Yankees
William Piantek, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Pitruzzello, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Robert Polaksi, 3B, Cincinatti Reds
John Porteus, OF, Cleveland Indians
Mark Riemer, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Christopher Ryba, P, New York Mets
Martin Ryczek, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies
John Sielicki, P, San Francisco Giants
John Sitarz, SS, Boston Red Sox
Francis Spadola, 3B, Boston Red Sox
Leo Veleas, OF, Boston Red Sox
Anthony Verano, P, St. Louis Cardinals
James Curnias, OF, Beevile Blazers
Ron Pizzanello, C, Danesi Nettuno
Michael Rinaldi, P, Roman Flicks

Art Ditmar, P, New York Yankees
Moe Drabowsky, P, Chicago Cubs
Joey Jay, P, Milwaukee Braves
Nick Koback, C, Pittsburgh Pirates
George Bielik, P, Brooklyn Dodgers
George Case, P, San Francisco Giants
John Dennis, P, St. Louis Cardinals
Don Deveau, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates
Joseph Haberl, P, New York Giants
Larry Hutnick, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
Gene Johnson, 3B, Milwaukee Braves
Thomas Keenan, P, Detroit Tigers
Richard Kowalczyk, 2B, Cleveland Indians
Richard "Dick" Kelly, P, Milwaukee Braves
Charles Koblinski, P, Brooklyn Dodgers
Ronald Kozuch, C, New York Giants
William Kunkle, SS, St. Louis Cardinals
Harold Lewis, SS, Boston Braves
John Liptak, C, New York Yankees
Bob Marianella, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Jack McGowan, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Edward McHugh, 2B, Milwaukee Braves
David Musco, OF, Milwaukee Braves
Joseph Perrotta, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
Alfred Plosky, P, Boston Red Sox
Bill Porter, 1B, Milwaukee Braves
Donald Reimer, 1B, New York Yankees
George Risley, 3B, Detroit Tigers
Gordon Royce, P, Kansas City Athletics
Edward Samolyk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
Leverette Spencer, P, St. Louis Cardinals
Fred Vogel, P, Milwaukee Braves
Wally Widholm, C, Milwaukee Braves
Charles Wrinn, P, Milwaukee Braves
Thomas Yankus, P, New York Yankees
Len Zanke, OF, Chicago White Sox
Paul Zaremba, P, San Francisco Giants
Julio Aramini, P, Panama City Fliers
George Archambault, OF, El Dorado Oilers
Jack Bordieri, P, Cocoa Indians
Libro Chiaputti, 3B, El Dorado Oilers
Dick Fitzpatrick, 3B, Trois-Rivieres Yankees
Alan Hedin, P, Tifton Blue Sox
Raymond Papolio, 2B, Fond du Lac Panthers
Ralph Wailer, P, Corning Independents

1920's

George "Duffy" Lewis, OF, Boston Red Sox
John "Bunny" Roser, OF, Boston Braves
Ed Walsh, P, Chicago White Sox
Hal Beagle, OF, Talladega Indians
Walter Berg, P, New Haven Profs
John Campion, 1B, Willimantic Colts
Walter Dunham, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Art Gustafson, P, Haverhill Hillies
Bernie Hayden, P, New Haven Profs
Al Huband, C, Hartford Senators
Hal Justin, P, Reading Marines
Frank "Red" Putnam, 2B, Waterbury Brasscos

 Duffy Lewis

Duffy Lewis

 Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

 2015 GHTBL All-Star Team

2015 GHTBL All-Star Team


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     1930 - 1935




     1936 - 1950




     1951 - 1966




     1967 - 1976




     1977 - 1981




     1982 - 2005




     2006 - 2013




     2014 - 2015




     2016 - 2017




     2017 - Present


Harry N. Anderson




John A. Barrett




John "Bud" Mahon




Louis J. Morotto




John "Jack" Rose




Rev. Thomas Campion




James Gallagher




Mark Foss




Jane Foss




Thomas Malinowski




Bill Holowaty

 Harry N. Anderson

Harry N. Anderson

 John A. Barrett

John A. Barrett

 John "Bud" Mahon

John "Bud" Mahon

 Louis J. Morotto

Louis J. Morotto

 John "Jack" Rose

John "Jack" Rose

 Rev. Thomas Campion

Rev. Thomas Campion

 James Gallagher

James Gallagher

 Bill Holowaty

Bill Holowaty


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Playoff Champions


Vernon Orioles at Trinity College
Vernon Orioles at Trinity College
Vernon Orioles at McKenna Field
Foss Insurance at McKenna Field
Meriden Merchants at Mckenna Field
Ferguson Waterworks at McKenna Field
Ferguson Waterworks at McKenna Field
Ferguson Waterworks at McKenna Field
Meriden Merchants at McKenna Field
Bristol Merchants at McKenna Field
Meriden Merchants at McKenna Field
Bristol Merchants at McKenna Field
People's United Bank at McKenna Field
Bristol Merchants at McKenna Field
Bristol Merchants at McKenna Field
Newman Lincoln-Mercury at McKenna Field
People's United Bank at McKenna Field
People's United Bank at McKenna Field
People's United Bank at McKenna Field
Vernon Orioles at McKenna Field
Newington Capitols at McKenna Field
Newman Lincoln-Mercury at McKenna Field
Vernon Orioles at McKenna Field
Newman Lincoln-Mercury at Mount Nebo Park
Newman Lincoln-Mercury at Mount Nebo Park
Society For Savings at McKenna Field
Newington Capitols at Mount Nebo Park
Newington Capitols at Mount Nebo Park
Newington Capitols at Mount Nebo Park
Newington Capitols at Mount Nebo Park
Moriarty Brothers at Palmer Field
Newington Capitols at Mount Nebo Park
Mallove's Jewelers at Mount Nebo Park
Society For Savings at Mount Nebo Park
Moriarty Brothers at Palmer Field
Society For Savings at Palmer Field
Society For Savings at Willow Brook Park
Katz Sports Shop at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at St. Thomas Seminary
Bristol Cassins at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at St. Thomas Seminary
Bristol Cassins at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at St. Thomas Seminary
Bristol Cassins at St. Thomas Seminary
New Britain Falcons at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at St. Thomas Seminary
Moriarty Brothers at Sterling Field
Moriarty Brothers at Colt Park
Moriarty Brothers at Dillon Stadium
Moriarty Brothers at Dillon Stadium
Hamilton Standard at Dillon Stadium
Moriarty Brothers at Dillon Stadium
Valco Machine at Colt Park
Hamilton Standard at Dillon Stadium
Hamilton Standard at Dillon Stadium
Valco Machine at Dillon Stadium
Valco Machine at Dillon Stadium
Riley's Redlegs at Dillon Stadium
Hamilton Standard at Dillon Stadium
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft at Dillon Stadium
St. Cyril’s at Dillon Stadium
Hamilton Standard at Municipal Stadium
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft at Municipal Stadium
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft at Colt Park
Wethersfield A.C. at Municipal Stadium
St. Cyril’s at Colt Park
Nutmeg Dukes at Colt Park
Columbia AC at Bulkeley Stadium
West Hartford Merchants at Bulkeley Stadium
Lenny’s YT at Bulkeley Stadium
West Hartford Legion at Colt Park

No GHTBL due to World War II

Venetian Barbers at Goodwin Park
Tuckel’s Radio Rhymers at Municipal Stadium
Tuckel’s Radio Rhymers at Colt Park
Mayflower Sales at Bulkeley Stadium
Savitt Gems at Bulkeley Stadium
Savitt Gems at Bulkeley Stadium
Savitt Gems at Bulkeley Stadium
Economy Grocery at Bulkeley Stadium

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Season Champions


Vernon Orioles
Vernon Orioles
Vernon Orioles
Vernon Orioles
Vernon Orioles
Vernon Orioles
Ferguson Waterworks
Foss Insurance & People's United Bank
Bristol Merchants
Bristol Merchants
People's United Bank
Bristol Merchants & People's United Bank
Bristol Merchants, Vernon Orioles and Meriden
Bristol Merchants and Foss Insurance
Vernon Orioles
Newman Lincoln-Mercury
Mr. G's
People's United Bank
Newman Lincoln-Mercury
Newman Lincoln-Mercury
Newington Capitols and East Hartford Jets
Newington Capitols
East Hartford Jets
Newington Capitols
Newington Capitols
Newington Capitols
East Hartford Jets
Newington Capitols
Newington Capitols
Newington Capitols
Moriarty Brothers
Superior Ford
Mallove's Jewelers
Moriarty Brothers
Society For Savings
Society For Savings
Katz Sports Shop
Moriarty Brothers and Katz Sports Shop
Moriarty Brothers
Society For Savings
Bristol Cassins
Hartford Jai-Alai
East Hartford Merchants
Moriarty Brothers
Moriarty Brothers
Hartford Insurance Group
Hartford Insurance Group
Moriarty Brothers and New Britain Falcons
Moriarty Brothers
Moriarty Brothers
Herb's Sport Shop
Moriarty Brothers
Valco Machine
Moriarty Brothers
Moriarty Brothers
Hamilton Standard
Hamilton Standard
Valco Machine
St. Cyril’s
Riley's Redlegs
Hamilton Standard
St. Cyril’s
Bloomfield Townies
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Puritan Maids
Manchester British-Americans
St. Cyril’s
Nutmeg Dukes
Columbia AC
West Hartford Merchants
Lenny’s YT
Lenny’s YT

No GHTBL due to World War II

Venetian Barbers
Tuckel’s Radio Rhymers and Mayflower Sales
Tuckel’s Radio Rhymers
Mayflower Sales
Savitt Gems
Holy Name
Savitt Gems
Economy Grocery and Savitt's Cardinals