1970 Moriarty Brothers


In 1964, Moriarty Brothers franchise began their domination of the Greater Hartford Twilight League.  The team 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 future and 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 and is still active today, playing for a new sponsor as Rainbow Graphics.