New Player Application
You are invited to apply to play baseball in the GHTBL. Here’s what you should 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 and former college-athletes, and future 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.
Once a new player has appeared in a game, the franchise has rights to him for the next 2 seasons, unless given a release by the manager.
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
Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is Connecticut's premier wood bat, amateur baseball league for adults. As a non-profit organization, the GHTBL aims to preserve and promote amateur baseball in the Greater Hartford area while serving as a positive venue for the development of young men in our community. Over 300 Greater Hartford Twilight players have advanced to the professional baseball ranks since the league's founding. Former Major Leaguers from the GHTBL include Pete Naktenis, Moe Drabowsky, Monk Dubiel, Joey Jay and more. Jeff Bagwell, Bernie Williams, Rob Dibble and Ricky Bottalico played Hartford Twilight ball before becoming MLB All-Stars. GHTBL 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, Justin Morhardt of the Atlanta Braves, and Tyler Olander of the Toronto Blue Jays organizations.