About the Twilight League
Established in 1929, the Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League is Connecticut’s premier amateur summer league. More than 350 alumni have played professional baseball. Jeff Bagwell, Bernie Williams, Rob Dibble and Ricky Bottalico played in the GHTBL before becoming MLB All-Stars. Alumni now playing professional baseball include A.J. Pollock, Scott Oberg, Jack Patterson, Marvin Gorgas and Mike Gulino. As a non-profit organization, the GHTBL preserves and promotes baseball in the Greater Hartford area while supporting our community through charitable giving.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our mission is to preserve and promote baseball in the Greater Hartford area while supporting our community through charitable giving.
Giving Back to Greater Hartford
In 2017, GHTBL hosted the first “Charity Series” at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Four games were played and $5,641 in ticket proceeds were donated to Hartford’s Camp Courant. The league then held a pair of doubleheaders in 2018 that raised $4,500 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In 2019, the organized another day at Dunkin’ Donuts Park and raised $7,000 for MS4MS, a Multiple Sclerosis charity. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league managed to play a shortened season in 2020, including a doubleheader at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, raising $2,000 for the new Johnny Taylor Field in Colt Park. In 2021, GHTBL fans helped bring in $5,624 at Crush Cancer Night benefitting Connecticut Cancer Foundation and the Brian Peer Memorial Scholarship.
Rules & Regulations
- The GHTBL is an amateur organization. No players or managers are paid for their services.
- There is no age restriction, but most GHTBL players are current or former college athletes, prospects and ex-professionals.
- We play 24 Regular Season games starting late May, followed by a double-elimination Playoff Tournament at the beginning of August.
- GHTBL by-laws include American League rules (DH), 7 inning games, 9 batters in a lineup, no re-entry and no courtesy pinch runners.
- Players must appear in 5 Regular Season games to qualify for the Playoff Tournament.