New Player Application
WHAT TO know before Submitting your Application
The GHTBL is an amateur organization. No players or managers are paid for their services.
There is no age restriction, though most GHTBL players are current or former college-athletes, prospects and ex professionals.
The start of the season begins in late May and ends in mid-August.
24 regular season games are played followed by a double elimination playoff tournament.
GHTBL by-laws include American League rules (DH), 7-inning games, 9 batters in a lineup, no player re-entry, and no courtesy pinch-runners.
If a new player is selected by more than one franchise, the player is free to choose his preferred franchise.
All players must appear in 5 separate games in the regular season to qualify for the playoff tournament.
The GHTBL accepts New Player Applications until July 15th of each year.
Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee you a roster spot.
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Manager, Mark DiTommaso
Manager, Charlie Hessletine
Manager, Christian Budzik
Manger, Tom Abbruzzese
Manager Jack Ceppetelli
ABOUT THE TWILIGHT LEAGUE
Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is Connecticut's premier wood bat, amateur baseball league for adults. Over 300 Hartford Twilight players have advanced to professional baseball since the league's founding. Former Major League players from the GHTBL include Pete Naktenis, Bob Repass, Moe Drabowsky, Monk Dubiel, Joey Jay and many more. Jeff Bagwell, Bernie Williams, Rob Dibble and Ricky Bottalico played in the GHTBL before becoming MLB All-Stars. Hartford Twilight alumni currently employed by Major League Baseball are St. Louis Cardinals Director of Player Development, Gary LaRocque and Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Coach, Pete Walker. GHTBL alumni now playing professional baseball include A.J. Pollock of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Scott Oberg of the Colorado Rockies. As a non-profit organization, the GHTBL aims to preserve and promote amateur baseball in the Greater Hartford area while supporting the community through charitable giving.