Hall of Fame

NOMINATION FORM


PLAYERS DIVISION

Raymond Adams, P
Raymond Adams, P
Jim Alexander, OF
Jim Alexander, OF
Jim Balesano, 3B
Jim Balesano, 3B
Jake Banks, OF
Jake Banks, OF
Robert Barrows, C
Robert Barrows, C
Walter Berg, P
Walter Berg, P
Kevin Beaudoin, OF
David Bidwell, P
David Bidwell, P
Paul Biancucci, 1B
Paul Biancucci, 1B
George Bonadies, C
George Bonadies, C
Sal Brancato, OF
Sal Brancato, OF
Leo Bravakis, P
Leo Bravakis, P
John Bujak, P
John Bujak, P
Brett Burnham, SS
Bruno Bycholski, P
Bruno Bycholski, P
Bill Calusine, 3B
Bill Calusine, 3B
Bob Cameron, SS
Bob Cameron, SS
Rev. Thomas Campion, IF
Rev. Thomas Campion, IF
James Canivan, P
James Canivan, P
Steve Cannata, P
John Carlin, OF
John Carlin, OF
Bob Carlson, OF
Bob Carlson, OF
William Carroll, C
William Carroll, C
Jack Champagne, IF
Bill Chapulis, OF
Bill Chapulis, OF
John Chomick, OF
John Chomick, OF
Steve Chotiner, 1B
Steve Chotiner, 1B
George Ciccaglione, SS
George Ciccaglione, SS
Dave Cichon, P/C
Dave Cichon, P/C
Paul Cichon, 3B
Paul Cichon, 3B
Paul Ciotto, 2B
Paul Ciotto, 2B
Richard Cobb, OF
Richard Cobb, OF
Scott Cormier, OF
Edward "Red" Cox, SS
Edward “Red” Cox, SS
Sam Crispino, OF
Sam Crispino, OF
Jackie Cronin Hartford Twilight Baseball League
Jackie Cronin, SS
Brian Crowley, OF
Brian Crowley, OF
Ray Curry, OF
Ray Curry, OF
Jerry D'Apice, 2B
Jerry D’Apice, 2B
Joseph David, 1B
Joseph David, 1B
Tony Dedominicis, P
Tony “Hooks” Dedominicis, P
Harry Deegan, OF
Johnny Dione, OF
Johnny Dione, OF
George Dixon, 3B
George Dixon, 3B
John Dixon, 1B
John Dixon, 1B
Joseph Doyle, OF
Joseph Doyle, OF
Walter "Monk" Dubiel, P
Walter “Monk” Dubiel, P
James "Jigger" Farrell, 1B
James “Jigger” Farrell, 1B
Frank Farrell, SS
Frank Farrell, SS
Russ Fisher, P
Russ Fisher, P
Dinny Flaherty, OF
Dinny Flaherty, OF
Dick Foley GHTBL Hall of Fame
Dick Foley, 3B
Walter Fonfara, P
Walter Fonfara, P
James Francoline, DH
James Francoline, DH
David Gale, 1B
David Gale, 1B
Mickey Garbeck, P
Mickey Garbeck, P
Allan Garray, C
Allan Garray, C
Bill George, C
Bill George, C
Ralph Giansanti Jr., 2B
Ralph Giansanti Jr., 2B
Roberto Giansiracusa, OF
Kevin Gieras, P
Cy Greenbaum, C
Cy Greenbaum, C
Jimmy Griffin, SS
Jimmy Griffin, SS
Bill Guida, P
Bill Guida, P
Charles Guliano, 3B
Charles Guliano, 3B
Joseph Hallissey, 3B
Joe Hallissey, 3B
Edward Holly, OF
Edward Holly, OF
William Hutt, 1B
William Hutt, 1B
Carl “Dutch” Immeln, OF
Carl “Dutch” Immeln, OF
John "Red" Jacko, P
John “Red” Jacko, P
Scott Jeamel, 1B
Gene Johnson, 3B
Jeff Johnson, 1B
Roland Johnson Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League Hall of Fame
Roland Johnson, C
George Kapura, 2B
George Kapura, 2B
Peter Kapura, 3B
Peter Kapura, 3B
Hank Karlon, C
Hank Karlon, C
Mickey Katkaveck Hartford Twilight Baseball League
Mickey Katkaveck, C
Cliff Keeney, 2B
Cliff Keeney, 2B
Bill "Rubber" Kelly, OF
Bill “Rubber” Kelly, OF
Francis "Star" Kelly, 1B
Francis “Star” Kelly, 1B
Richard Kelly, P
Richard Kelly, P
George Kilray, 2B
George Kilray, 2B
John "Yosh" Kinel, P
John “Yosh” Kinel, P
Tom Kirby, 1B
Edward Kovis Hartford Twilight Baseball
Edward Kovis, P
Steve Krajewski, 3B
Steve Krajewski, 3B
Howard Krogh, DH
Howard Krogh, DH
Edward Kukulka, 3B
Edward Kukulka, 3B
Luke Lamboley, 1B
Joseph Leahy, 3B
Joseph Leahy, 3B
Bill Leahey Hartford Twilight League Hall of Fame
Bill Leahey, SS
Harold "Hal" Lewis, SS
Harold “Hal” Lewis, SS
John "Red" Madigan, 1B
John “Red” Madigan, 1B
Bill Maher, P
Bill Maher, P
Brian Marshall, OF
Jason Maule, OF
Charles Mazurek, P
Charles Mazurek, P
Michael McDonald, C
Michael McDonald, C
George McGrane, P
George McGrane, P
“Click" McGrath, P
“Click” McGrath, P
Michael McKernan, OF
Michael McKernan, OF
Charlie McMeans, OF
Charlie McMeans, OF
Bert Meisner, SS
Bert Meisner, SS
Todd Mercier, SS
Johnny Miller, P
Johnny Miller, P
Patrick Mistretta, P
Patrick Mistretta, P
J.J. Mitchell, OF
J.J. Mitchell, OF
Moe Morhardt, P
Moe Morhardt, P
Ignatius "Iggy" Murawski, P
Ignatius “Iggy” Murawski, P
Johnny Murphy, P
Johnny Murphy, P
Walter Nakonechny, 3B
Pete Naktenis, P
Pete Naktenis, P
Dan O'Leary, 3B
Dan O’Leary, 3B
Victor Pagani, OF
Victor Pagani, OF
Daniel Pandiscia, OF
Daniel Pandiscia, OF
Walter Pawlowski, 3B
Walter Pawlowski, 3B
Adam Peters, DH
Bud Pottinger, P
Bud Pottinger, P
Perley "Red" Putnam, OF
Perley “Red” Putnam, OF
Alan Putz, 1B
Alan Putz, 1B
Bunty Ray, OF
Gene Reilly, P
Gene Reilly, P
Frank Richters, SS
Frank Richters, SS
Mark Riemer Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League
Mark Riemer, OF
Thomas "Scoop" Riley, 2B
Thomas “Scoop” Riley, 2B
Richard Riordan, OF
Richard Riordan, OF
John Risley, P/3B
John Risley, P/3B
William Risley, P
William Risley, P
Bob Repass Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League
Bob “Spike” Repass, 3B
Patrick Rose, 1B
Patrick Rose, 1B
Walter "Doc" Russell, P
Walter “Doc” Russell, P
Dave Sacco, P
Peter Sala, P
Peter Sala, P
Smokey Samolyk, OF
Smokey Samolyk, OF
Felix “Sonny” Sassano, C
Felix “Sonny” Sassano, C
Mike Schweighoffer, P
Earl Scott, P
Earl Scott, P
John Serafini, P
John Serafini, P
Willie Seedman, P
Willie Seedman, P
Harvey Shapiro, 1B
Harvey Shapiro, 1B
Tom Shopay, OF
Tom Shopay, OF
Steve Shoplick Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League Hall of Fame
Steve Shoplick, 1B
Thomas Shortell, C
Thomas Shortell, C
Tommy Sipples, 1B
Tommy Sipples, 1B
Edward Skehan, OF
Edward Skehan, OF
Jim Snediker, P
Duke Snyder, OF
Duke Snyder, OF
Leverette Spencer, P
Leverette Spencer, P
Arthur St. John, OF
Arthur St. John, OF
Bobby Stefanik, 2B
Robert Stich, 1B
Robert Stich, 1B
Rev. Dan Sullivan,
Rev. Dan Sullivan, OF
Ray Sullivan, SS
Ray Sullivan, SS
Mike Susi, OF
Johnny Taylor, P
Johnny Taylor, P
Carl Vasquez, OF
Carl Vasquez, OF
Fred Vogel, P
Fred Vogel, P
Woody Wallett, C
Woody Wallett, C
Kevin Walsh, 3B
Kevin Walsh, 3B
Allan Webb, OF
Allan Webb, OF
Wally Widholm Hartford Twilight League
Wally Widholm, C
Casimir "Cos" Wilkos, P
Casimir “Cos” Wilkos, P
George Woodend, P
George Woodend, P
Charles Wrinn, P
Charles Wrinn, P
Len Zanke, C
Len Zanke, C
Daniel Zazzaro, SS
Daniel Zazzaro, SS
Jim Ziogas Jr., OF

MANAGER DIVISION

Thomas Abbruzzese, People’s Bank
Tony Berube
Hamilton Standard
Tony Berube,
Hamilton Standard
Edward Buckie
St. Cyril's
Edward Buckie,
St. Cyril’s
Jack Hines
Riley's Redlegs
Jack Hines,
Riley’s Redlegs
Hal Justin
United Aircraft
Hal Justin,
United Aircraft
Al "Jeff" Koelsch
Hamilton Standard
Al “Jeff” Koelsch,
Hamilton Standard
Edward Kostek
St. Cyril's
Edward Kostek,
St. Cyril’s
Max Kotkin,
Mayflower Sales
Mike Liappes
Moriarty Brothers
Mike Liappes,
Moriarty Brothers
Joseph Lowery
Bristol Cassins
Joseph Lowery,
Bristol Cassins
Jimmie Owens
East Hartford Lords
Jimmie Owens,
East Hartford Lords
John Roser
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
John Roser,
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
Bill Savitt
Savitt Gems
Bill Savitt,
Savitt Gems
Louis Slavkin
Ellis-Slavkin
Louis Slavkin,
Ellis-Slavkin
Frank Strong
Lenny's York Tavern
Frank Strong,
Lenny’s York Tavern
Bill Wishinsky
Herb's Sport Shop
Bill Wishinsky, Herb’s Sport Shop

EXECUTIVE DIVISION

John Barrett
John Barrett
James Gallagher
James Gallagher
Bill Holowaty
John "Bud" Mahon
John “Bud” Mahon
Lou Morotto
Lou Morotto
James Nesta Hartford Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League Hall of Fame
James Nesta
Jack Repass
Jack Repass
John "Jack" Rose
John “Jack” Rose
John "Jack" Welch
John “Jack” Welch

UMPIRE DIVISION

Charles Adamick Sr.
Charles Adamick Sr.
Barry Chasen
Barry Chasen
Ed Cordier
Ed Cordier
Art Couch
Art Couch
Tony DeMaio
Tony DeMaio
Walter Elliott
Walter Elliott
Joseph Fenz
Joseph Fenz
Harold "Red" Flanagan
Harold “Red” Flanagan
Ralph Giansanti Sr.
Ralph Giansanti Sr.
Gordon Guy
Gordon Guy
Henry “Pop” LaFleur
Henry “Pop” LaFleur
James O'Leary
James O’Leary
John "Boggy" Muldoon
John “Boggy” Muldoon
Dominick Manise
Dominick Manise
Herb "Bat" Orefice
Herb “Bat” Orefice
John Pangonis
John Pangonis
Ben "Twirler" Phelps
Ben “Twirler” Phelps
Polly Phelps
Polly Phelps
Pat Pinchera
Pat Pinchera
Guy Settino
Guy Settino
Andrew "Bunny" Welch
Andrew “Bunny” Welch
Earl Yost
Earl Yost

SPONSOR DIVISION

Nicholas Francis
Nicholas Francis
Jerome "Buzzy" Levin
Jerome “Buzzy” Levin
Frank McCoy
Frank McCoy
Michael J. Lombardi, C
Michael J. Lombardi, C
Matthew Moriarty
Matthew Moriarty
Herb Sheintop
Herb Sheintop

MEDIA DIVISION

Owen Canfield
Owen Canfield
Michael Caruso
Michael Caruso
Joe Cassano
Joe Cassano
John "Jack" Kershaw
John “Jack” Kershaw
Bohdan Kolinsky
Bohdan Kolinsky
Ray McKenna
Ray McKenna
Robert Steele
Bob Steele
Pete Zanardi
Pete Zanardi

GOLD GLOVE HONOREES

Robert Barrows, C
Robert Barrows, C
Lou Bazzano Jr. SS
Lou Bazzano Jr. SS
Edward "Red" Cox, SS
Edward “Red” Cox, SS
Jackie Cronin Hartford Twilight Baseball League
Jackie Cronin, SS
Frank DiBattista, SS
Frank DiBattista, SS
Allan Garray, C
Allan Garray, C
1942 Harold Heintz Hartford Connecticut
Harold Heintz, OF
Bill Hickey, 2B
Bill Hickey, 2B
John Kelly Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball Hall of Fame
John Kelly, IF
Ben Kozyra, 2B
Ben Kozyra, 2B
Gary LaRoque, SS
Gary LaRoque, SS
Bill Leahey Hartford Twilight League Hall of Fame
Bill Leahey, SS
Tom Proctor Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League
Tom Proctor, 2B
Robert S. OBrien GHTBL Hall of Fame Golden Glove
Robert S. O’Brien, C
Edward Skehan, OF
Edward Skehan, OF
Sonny Thomas, OF
Sonny Thomas, OF
Joseph Tripp, SS
Joseph Tripp, SS
Leo Veleas, SS
Leo Veleas, SS
Wally Widholm Hartford Twilight League
Wally Widholm, C
1947 Nonny Zazzaro Hartford Twilight League
Daniel Zazzaro, SS

HONORARY MEMBERS

Wesley Baldwin
Wesley Baldwin
Frank Benettieri
Frank Benettieri
Dr. James Gilhuly
Dr. James Gilhuly
Peter Kiro Sr.
Peter Kiro Sr.
Edward  O'Leary
Edward O’Leary
William Oleksinski
William Oleksinski
Phil Rizzuto
Phil Rizzuto
Edward Wojcik
Edward Wojcik

ABOUT THE GHTBL HALL OF FAME

In 1982, GHTBL Secretary Jack Repass founded the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League Hall of Fame. Repass was the former University of Hartford Sports Information Director, a local baseball historian and a former player. Efforts made by Repass acknowledged Greater Hartford’s best ballplayers and contributors. Pete Naktenis, a left-handed pitcher from Hartford, was the first GHTBL Hall of Fame inductee. Naktenis pitched in the twi-loop before and after playing for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics.

Jack Repass creates GHTBL Hall of Fame, March 18, 1982.

Perhaps the most decorated GHTBL Hall of Famer was player-manager, Gene Johnson. At the league’s 50th anniversary celebration he was bestowed with the Player of the Half Century Award. After 7 years in the minor leagues, Johnson returned to the twilight league to win 4 batting titles, multiple championships and served as a player or manager for 57 years.

GHTBL Hall of Fame caricatures, 1983.

To honor GHTBL Hall of Fame inductees Jack Repass organized elaborate banquets. The banquets were often held at Valle’s Steak House in Hartford or Willie’s Steak House in Manchester. Dinner included live music, toasts, prayers, speeches and induction ceremonies. Inductees were handpicked by Repass, who also entered the GHTBL Hall of Fame. He passed away on November 10, 2001, at 77 years of age. When Repass died, Hartford Courant sportswriter Bohdan Kolinsky wrote, “The link to Hartford’s baseball past is gone now.”

GHTBL Hall of Fame Induction Dinner program, May 1, 1983.
GHTBL Hall of Fame Induction Dinner program, May 1, 1983.


GHTBL Presidents

Bill Holowaty
(2017-Present)
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
(1966)
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
(1929)