Brian Crowley of Southington, Connecticut, enters the GHTBL Hall of Fame as the league's all-time home run leader and one of the best right-handed hitters in Hartford Twilight history. Crowley began his 14 year Twilight career in the summer of 1986, playing his rookie year for Manchester's Moriarty Brothers under veteran manager Gene Johnson. At that time, Crowley was a reliable outfielder for the University of Hartford where he served as a three-year captain, and earned All-ECAC and All-Northeast honors. In 1987, Crowley was selected to play for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He then returned the GHTBL the following summer and helped Moriarty Brothers to win a league title and playoff championship in 1988.
In 1989, Crowley was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 30th round of the MLB Draft along with University of Hartford teammate and future MLB All-Star Jeff Bagwell. Crowley went on to play for the Butte Copper Kings in Butte, Montana. Upon returning home to Connecticut, he joined back up with the Moriarty Brothers franchise, renamed Newman Lincoln-Mercury with whom he earned 2 Triple Crown seasons, 6 MVP Awards and a total of 9 league championships until his retirement in 2003. Since 2004 Crowley has taken on coaching at the high school level and is now an Assistant Coach of the Southington High School baseball program. Brian Crowley is also member of University of Hartford's Alumni Athletics Hall of Fame.
Barry Chasen of Windsor, Connecticut, has called Hartford Twilight ballgames since 1986. His 31 years of service to the Connecticut Board Of Approved Baseball Umpireshas been a benefit to the Hartford Twilight League on countless occasions. Chasen became an umpire in 1966 and held the title of Umpire-in-Chief for Senior LL from 1973-1985. Throughout the years, Chasen was also a hugely successful Head Coach of the Windsor High School baseball program. Chasen's teams won 403 games, 10 league titles, two regional titles and two state championships in his 28 seasons at the helm of the Warriors. Along with his 102 wins coaching summer baseball, Chasen finished his 38-year coaching career with a record of 505-171 (.747).
Chasen has been a champion for the development of amateur baseball in the local community. In 2012, he worked with city administrators to bring the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI) to Hartford. With the help of the Ripken Foundation, several multi-sport turf fields were constructed. Barry Chasen's induction into the GHTBL Hall of Fame is his 7th, as he has also been inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Norwich, Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame, the New York Military Academy Hall of Fame, the Windsor Diamond Club Hall of Fame and the Windsor High School Athletics Hall of Fame.